What You Can Do
A temporary but effective solution nonetheless is indulging your dog in toys or ways of keeping them busy. This way, they won’t be bothered by you and what you’re doing as much as usual.
As I said, this is only temporary and not a remedy forever.
Experts say that this is the most important and effective way of dealing with your dog’s targeted aggression, fear, or plain barking towards you.
Make an effort to get involved in your dog’s routine as much as possible. Right from their morning walks to putting them to sleep (if that is a ritual).
Make sure you’re not just doing their chores, cleaning up their toys and tasks alike. You have to make them like the time they spend with you. So, include playtime, cuddles, and petting in your everyday interactions.
Try to do tasks with your canine alone, in the absence of your husband. This will help your dog slowly trust you and feel comfortable around you.
When you go for walks together, walk beside each other. Don’t let your canine get ahead or behind you. This allows them to learn that you’re in control (by not letting them walk ahead of you) but not to fear you (by letting them walk with you and not behind you).
Don’t be in a hurry to earn their trust. Move slowly and cautiously. Take one task at a time, and don’t start petting or hugging them on the first day! Match with your dog’s pace in building a mutual friendship.
Change your reactions
If you have shouted or been strict with your dog before, they might have reservations about you due to that. Even though you might have been reasonable, the timing might be wrong, or your dog must simply need more time.
To improve your bond, you must approach your dog’s behavior in a more comforting manner, even when you have to train them or scold them.
This can be difficult, but it’s possible. Keep in touch with your love for them, and this change will come easily to you.
Desensitization with Reinforcements
Start with small tasks that take less time of your dog’s and move up to more important tasks that will require you to spend more time with them. . And don’t do it all in a day’s time. Serve them food, give them a toy in the beginning. And slowly, start spending more time with them as days progress. Towards the end of this entire process, you should be able to take them for long walks, give them long baths, sit together, and play also.
Make use of reinforcements such as toys, treats, etc., as and when needed.