My wife is dogsitting for friend of ours. Their dog is a lightly built 3 or 4 yr old male husky mix. He's a good dog but a little skittish--he was an abused rescue. My 10 month old Chessie pup Terra and he were introduced months ago and get along fine. They run and play-chase each other but whenever there's a doggie social faux pas she yields.
At home she does bark at the door, but not that spastic rat-dog bark. She has a clear, measured warning bark. I don't discourage this. In fact she gets a "good girl" when when I come "to assume command". I post her at the top of the stairs and then answer the door. The guard instinct is one of the traits I like about this breed.
She's pretty well socialized and not at all dominant with other dogs. Or so we thought.
Terra will not let our friends' dog into our bedroom. She doesn't growl or snap, she just blocks the doorway like a hockey goalie. She also throws a shoulder, pushes him into the wall and down the hall then posts back at the threshold.
So far I don't see a problem with this but I could be creating a monster. Do any of your dogs do anything similar
(and here's a recent pic of my baby)