While I love Sadie dearly, she suffers from some very deep and annoying insecurities which provoke her to bark needlessly and act nervous around many men.
A good friend of ours has been a frequent guest in our home, and Sadie has consistently and clearly conveyed to him that he is not welcome. This evening’s festivities began on such a note, with much barking and backing away from our friend as he approached her.
However, it appears that Sadie has taken an important step toward recovery, as this was the scene toward the end of the evening.
Post script: Yes, I do realize the dog is on the furniture. Other people let their children on the furniture, and my dog is far more pleasant than many children, despite her malbarkady.