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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-09-2017, 01:51 PM
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4 months old. My puppy had a gardener cornered.
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 08:49 AM
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My male didn't start barking aggressively at strangers until 4 to 5 months of age but my female has displayed aggressive behavior since two months to everyone who is not welcome on our land. Now she is 8 months and everyone knows that if i'm not there to keep your distance. She has always been wary of other people and has never failed to protect me from possible threats.
Dogs can sense when you'r uneasy with someone and that is when they start to become uneasy as well.
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My boy started to bark at pretty everyone first time I got him home (8 weeks) :P

He's now 11 months and knows the command 'quiet'. He'll bark when people linger around at our front door and someone knocks. I usually stops him after 2-3 barks and praise him. The one time he was barking aggressively and ignored my command was 3 people standing at my front door and one of them was yelling over cellphone in a foreign language.... I still think they were up to something today and my boy scared them away... I almost called 911 that time
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Mine have never been in the situation in which they could bark at strangers entering the yard as she is never alone outside. Being alone in the yard, encourages barking. People ring the door bell here and I have a good routine to keep her under control.
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Personally, I would be very concerned with an eight week old puppy barking or barking aggressively at eight weeks old. Alert and watchful? Yes. Happy and playing? Yes. At eight weeks there should be no aggressiveness.
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My guy is 4 months old - he doesn't seem to have an aggressive bone in his body.

He loves everyone and shares everything.
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Around 11 months. One time at around 12 am, some guy came into our yard, he came from the neighbors house and wanted to go out of our drive way instead for some reason, while I was outside playing with my pup, even thou he seen my GSD outside he still kept walking, then my 11 month old pup seen him enter our yard, then the Dog charged at him, started running around the guy barking, then grabbed a full bite into his leg, luckily he was wearing big ski pants and didn't break the skin. Never seen him around again.

Til around 11 months he started guarding and being protective.
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But hes playful/friendly with most people, but doesn't like some others for some reason.
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We don't like everyone we see and meet and I don't expect my dogs to either. I do expect my dogs to take a cue from me, though. If I am cool with a person I expect them to be calm. They don't decide on their own if they are going to bite someone or not.

My three year old boy is very good at this. My she-pup who is 17 months now is still learning what is normal behavior for people. If she barks more than twice or if it sounds like an aggressive bark, for normal human behavior, she gets a correction. I'm giving her more opportunities to be without our older dog, to watch people out and about.
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My guy is 4 months old - he doesn't seem to have an aggressive bone in his body.

He loves everyone and shares everything.
And that's exactly how a four month old should be. Enjoy!
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