I went over to my cousin's house. They had this adorable chunky Min Pin who was not very friendly. She was barking from the instant I walked in the door and was jumping all over the place in a stiff stance. Her owners were not impressed with her but obviously she's done it before because they were not shocked. I asked if she would be ok if I came further in the house. They said she'd be fine. I went into the living room followed by Ms Yappypants and just ignored her until she stopped barking (which took about 5 hours. She was removed from the room because she wouldn't stop barking and was disturbing the conversation). Her owners kept yelling at her to shutup which the dog just ignored and barked louder. I said it was fine and that I didn't mind. I grew up with a Sheltie after all! So the 5 hours passed and she finally stopped barking. She came over slowly and sniffed my leg. Her body relaxed and I scratched her under the chin. I wouldn't ever correct someone else's dog in that sort of situation. I was just wondering from an educated dog person's stand point could I have done anything differently to have the dog become more comfortable? She seemed to timid and the only thing I thought I could of done was just ignore her until she felt calm enough to approach me. I didn't want to make such an edgy dog any more nervous then she already was.