|09-05-2013 10:35 PM|
Both videos are hogwash. The people knew someone was coming in and there was no fear. Metro, my old shepherd, was completely untrained and attempted to break out of the car to protect me- so yes, in a true fear situation I believe some dogs WILL try. I had parked in front of the 7-11 to get my morning coffee, and was blocked when trying to exit the store. The man would not move and not a single human did ANYTHING- however, Metro could see if all from 6-7 feet away in the car. He lunged and barked and fought against the windshield to reach me. With all the racket, the man turned around, saw Metro, moved and let me pass. I was afraid, Metro saw that and reacted. There were a few other times at night while walking him that I was startled by someone being where I wasn't expecting them to be (all strangers) and he immediately jumped between myself and them just watching. He reacted appropriately for each situation.
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|09-05-2013 09:09 PM|
With respect to dogs in general the sad truth is that it appears to be standard police procedure most places to shoot dogs while serving forcible entry warrants or otherwise in doubt.
I'm pretty sure this is a result of dog bites occurring regularly in such situations. So I suppose many dogs, including breeds like GSD's, would indeed bite aggressive intruders.
For my own part, I expect a considerable deterrence factor from having dogs in the house, and some degree of warning if an incident was actually developing.
We do have familiarity with firearms and some training in their use, but trust me, we'd MUCH, MUCH rather climb out the back window or anything else to escape if time permitted.
But would we submit to intruders, armed or otherwise, if we had any options at all? Probably not.
|09-05-2013 08:14 PM|
|Dudes mom||I think that its according to the dog. Years ago my german shepherd at the time bit my then husband when we were horseplaying, never showed my ex any aggression at any other time. My dog wouldn't allow strangers to get out of their vehicles if he were outside and I was home alone with my baby daughter. And I must say he was an absolute gem about not letting my toddler wander off to the barn when my back was turned lol! He was never protection trained.|
|09-05-2013 08:12 PM|
|Sergeantsays||Maybe because he smelled your scent from a block away and knew it was you. They use their nose before their eyes. My husband was going outside to ring the bell to see if Sergeant would bark, he never did. He knew it was him. Barks like a fiend for any stranger at the door until I say ok.|
|09-05-2013 08:04 PM|
one time i came home from work one day and opened my screen window from the outside (my window was open slightly with rain locks) i made some noise but Triad didnt do anything. but.. my stepmom told me once i had her watch him at her house while i was out of town she said she had her friend over and wouldnt let her in the door.
|09-05-2013 07:59 PM|
|Sergeantsays||hhhmmmm Is that why my laptop is warm. Anyway I was walking my 5 month old the other morning, Sunday and it was dead out. You could have heard a pin drop, and some guy came out of a yard, drunk and swiftly walked toward us. He yelled out Hey Puppyface! looking right at Sarge. no joke, he had to be drunk, and scared me and Sarge reared up on his hind legs and let out a string of barks that made my hair stand on end. I could barely hold him I was not expecting that. Anyway the guys face turned ashen and he yells out "what is he vicious or something" I responded yeah! something like that you moron. Who does that..... good way to get bitten by a GSD. Meanwhile he is the sweetest dog with other dogs kids and adults. I just think we got startled and he didnt even think. Kinda glad he did, in a way.|
|09-05-2013 07:27 PM|
|Lilie||I wonder if dogs sit on the internet on a forum for humans asking if their humans would protect them.|
|09-05-2013 07:04 PM|
I second the statement on Rotties. I had a Rott-Shep mix some years ago. I was attacked by a neighbors two bull mastiffs while walking her, and she threw herself at them like a gladiator.
But...those were other dogs. I think most dogs will be protective when other four-legged creatures are involved. Not sure how my current pooches would react to a human threat.
|09-05-2013 06:55 PM|
|Rangers_mom||Will Ranger protect me? I would have to guess - NO! But that is okay with me.|
|09-05-2013 06:48 PM|
I had an untrained dog that protected me. The video listed is an advertisement basically. This is probably one of the most hated videos that CONSTANTLY gets posted here.
completely agree. A dog doesn't have to be trained in protection to protect their handler but having a relationship with the person being threatened is usually the key point as well as the dogs temperament. IMO the untrained dogs shown in the video (which I refuse to watch again) are poor examples to begin with. There's no bond so naturally the untrained dogs in the video are going to want to choose flight anyway. The child doesn't provide anything except an anchor preventing them from getting away from the giant dirty marshmellow coming at them.
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