Rescue standard poodle - territorial growling
We have adopted an adult standard who has a history of being abandoned and starved 5 years ago. She was adopted and loved by a couple for 4 years. They gave her up for adoption due to having a toddler the dog was fearful of and the situation was stressful for them.
This dog is great - with the exception of some territorial growling. If she is curled up with me and my husband approaches she will often growl and look directly at him. She has done the same thing towards me, but far less frequently. If you go near her food bowl when she is eating - she will growl.
She is great with strangers, our friends, and other dogs. The only time she growls is in the type of situations I've described. Help!