Hello! My 2year old Dobie is causing me some trouble recently and I’m wondering if this is normal or if anyone has advice for me. I’ve had my girl since she was 10 weeks old. Ive spent a lot of time training her, and she has gone with a dog walker everyday since she had her shots and had exposure to lots of dogs and people. She’s been incredibly well socialized and is a total sweet heart and usually loves everyone/other dogs. Recently, I ended a relationship (with her “father”) and we moved into a new place. I also ended the dog walking temporarily for financial reasons and since I have been working from home, I can give her the exercise she needs. Since we’ve been in our new place, ive noticed some behavior changes. Shes become much more protective of me. When my friends bring their dogs over, who she was previously very friendly towards, she snarls and growls/threatens in our home. I’m not sure if it’s protection/territorial, lack of patience with younger dogs or simply establishing dominance. I still take her to the dog park 1-2x per day so she can play with other dogs and she does well for the most part. In the past few days, ive noticed her snarl or growl at another dog if they come close to her ball she’s playing with or whatever, or if a dog gets between me and her. When this happens, I immediately put her on a leash and we leave. She’s never bitten another dog, seems more bark than anything but it concerns me. In general, she’s always been a very emotional dog and I’m sure with all the transitions we’ve both been going through, she’s feeling anxious. Plus growing into her “adult hood”. She’s just NEVER been like this before so I don’t know if it’s something normal that she’ll simply grow out of, our I need to take more corrective measures.. I take her pretty much everywhere so I don’t want to have to worry about her getting in dog fights in public with doberman’s already bad reputation. Is she just going through terrible twos? Is she being a typical protective Doberman? Help!