|04-11-2014 04:53 PM|
|petite||I'm not sure this is considered "protecting" the child. The dogs look confused and the woman's body language doesn't look that threatening to me.|
|04-11-2014 04:33 PM|
This is interesting for me to watch, because this is what my dog always does when anyone 1) raises their voice at me or 2) enters a room I'm occupying (particularly while I'm sleeping). No arm grabbing or anything, of course, but the barking and body language is also a little more forceful than what I'm seeing in the video. No hackles raised, sometimes a slow tail wag, but he will give a very even, deep, almost rhythmic bark, place his body right in front of the other person, and make eye contact.
My mother and sister have complained good-naturedly about this when I visit them. I don't have my own room at the house so I end up sleeping in one of their rooms. If I'm not telling my dog to "leave it", he will do this to anyone entering the room. Anyone who raises their voice (or suddenly tosses something) at me and it's the same reaction. To be honest, it's not something I either encourage or discourage. His response is more reactionary than aggressive, and he will only do it in my presence. He stops when I tell him to, and won't do it if I warn him beforehand.
That was my second thought upon watching the first part of the video. I didn't finish it because my initial thought was that this is completely ridiculous.
|04-11-2014 03:24 PM|
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|04-11-2014 03:21 PM|
Had a Standard Poodle growing up that would always stand between my mother and me and/or my sister if we were in trouble. Lots of growling and showing teeth, never did anything like that at any other time. We knew we were in trouble when my mom would be calmly putting the dog outside before coming after us LOL. We on the other hand would be running to get behind the dog for protection. She was one heck of a dog...........
|04-11-2014 03:00 PM|
|huntergreen||could have been my mother with a wooden spoon back in the late 50s and early sixties. our gsd never intervened but our cat did.|
|04-11-2014 01:44 PM|
|wyoung2153||Definitely interesting. I wanna say it wasn't a protection/alert thing, only because the dog on the couch seemed to wag his tail and looked more like he was having fun.. so I don't know really what to think. Seemed to react the way she wanted to though.|
|04-11-2014 01:32 PM|
|SunCzarina||My dogs refused to let me watch that LOL|
|04-11-2014 01:05 PM|
|04-11-2014 01:02 PM|
Just like a dog may not know that a stranger walking into the house is intent on doing harm, or robbing the place, etc. They know that this DOESN'T happen and isn't normal, so instincts to react take over.
|04-11-2014 12:57 PM|
|Sunflowers||There are idiots in every country.|
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