Confident , or Worthless Protector? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-31-2012, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 295
Default Confident , or Worthless Protector?

Some of the recent aggression threads have interested me. The other night I was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign (let go with a warning, thankfully!). My 4 year old GSD didn't even look at the policeman. Nothing. It was dark, and late, and here was a stranger at my window. After we pulled away, I just laughed at her and said "some protector you are." At home, you can't get to my front door without her sounding ferocious. If the policeman had had a dog with him, she'd have gone through the window to get to the dog (she hates other dogs). So, would we say I have a confident dog or one who is just not going to protect me since the stranger at my window didn't bother her? I notice that people walking by my parked car never bothers her, but if we see a dog out walking, she will go bananas, and I have to make sure I quickly roll up my windows. It doesn't matter, I love her dearly either way! Just thought it would be an interesting question. Thanks.
Daisy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-31-2012, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Helena Mt., USA
Posts: 916
Default

I'd say that your dog is probably more protective of her space at home and less so out and about.

I know that my GSD does much better with strange dogs in a neutral territory, but if they're at our house, he needs to be restrained.
__________________
Chris, mom to:
Tank (Cardigan Welsh Corgi)
Guinness (Brittany)
Odin (GSD 8/28/13)
Cosmo-space cat
Chess-fuzzy cat
Valentine-our ragdoll cat
Two great skin kids
3dognite is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2012, 01:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: ontario -
Posts: 7,546
Default

it wasn't necessary for her to bark , but at the minimum she should have been alert and aware .
in part she was reading your reaction to the stranger , seeing situation normal , under control.
__________________
Carmen

**********

Carmspack
carmspack is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:55 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com