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Old 01-21-2012, 01:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I, too, am curious if it is possible to train a non-aggressive dog to become protective of family and property if he/she doesn't come by it naturally.... not that I would ever want to do it. I hope the OP can resolve the issue in a way that benefits the dog.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I, too, am curious if it is possible to train a non-aggressive dog to become protective of family and property if he/she doesn't come by it naturally....
Yes, there are methods to increase suspicion and aggression, and I DON'T recommend them, especially for a young dog. Let him grow up, let him be friendly. One day he just might surprise you.
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Dog to Human. "Why do you want me to bark at that person? Are you crazy? I Don't get it. OK, show me a perp and I will bark my ass off for you."
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He is too young. He is a puppy..let him love everybody. My dog did not start to alert until she was about two years old.
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My girl is 10 months and she had her first snippit of protectiveness the other day when a stray was looking at us. I have never seen that before. I personally believe they just know.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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He is too young. He is a puppy..let him love everybody. My dog did not start to alert until she was about two years old.
Exactly!
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi i have a question...
What does it mean then when my 4.5 mth pup really barks at everyone without fail from afar but up close he loves them...
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Dog to Human. "Why do you want me to bark at that person? Are you crazy? I Don't get it. OK, show me a perp and I will bark my ass off for you."
This.
You are happy to see the person coming in the yard, and your dog is doing the proper thing by taking his cues from you.
Perhaps when he's older he'll bark more but I bet he continues to look to you to determine if this guy is a bad guy or not!
You don't want your dog deciding, on his own, that Joe, your best friend, is a bad guy, trust me!
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I, too, am curious if it is possible to train a non-aggressive dog to become protective of family and property if he/she doesn't come by it naturally.... .
Sure. . . enough brutality will make many dogs aggressive.
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Hi i have a question...
What does it mean then when my 4.5 mth pup really barks at everyone without fail from afar but up close he loves them...
It means your pup is scared of whatever is coming up to him until he figures out who it is.
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