Shawn, you're a lovely, sweet man. As far as Cookie: She is protecting her home and family. Please tell Bethenny to tell Cookie "Shawn is coming" in a very happy way. This show's cookie Bethenny is happy about it. I do this for everyone entering my house. I have a Mastiff, Newfoundland and St. Bernard. I always tell people to call before they reach my driveway to remind my dogs that I am happy happy!
Bring a dog toy and fill it with peanut butter. Dogs love that...every time you go there. It shows Cookie that something good is coming her way when you arrive.
Don't put your hand on her head. Let her smell you and you can make small movements toward her ear to scratch.
Please tell Bethenny and everyone else all of this.
A dog lover~