Brodie is owner protective according to the vet. He would bark and hackles raised at anyone in the room IF and only IF my husband was in the room too. When he was out of the room, or when they took Brodie into the back, he was happy go lucky dog, pleased and wagging to get pets from everyone and anyone. So. . . now the question is: How do I deal with that? Should I socialize him more? Is it too late now he is 1 year old? Should I train him to become more protective so he is actually trained and it doesnt just turn into people aggression? The vet was very adamant that it was NOT people aggression, but simply protective of Ben (my husband), and it was not directed just at people, but at other animals too. Ive seen that before too, when I took Brodie to pick up my girls from school. . . he was acting strange. However, he does not do that when we have people over to the house. . . Anyway, advice and thoughts would be appreciated.