I ’m looking after my niece’s dog, Poppy. She’s very loving but she growls at men. Do you know why she’s like this and could you help her please? Nadine, 45, Nottingham
The red and lemon yellow in Poppy’s aura suggests she’s holding onto a lot of anger, anxiety and fear, especially towards men. At some point in her life, she’s had a negative interaction with a man that’s caused this. Don’t force Poppy out of her comfort zone as it may make her behaviour worse. Encourage the men in her life to throw treats her way. With time and patience, she’ll come to associate men with treats, which should help with the aggressive behaviour.