Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Re: Training an "Alarm Dog"?
well, i really didn't have to train storm to look mean or bark at a stranger, lol!!! he kind of has that down pat. we're trying to do the opposite and make him not look mean and intimidating, lol!! but when i went to obedience training with him, my trainer taught me how to quietly give him the command "watch um, watch um". if i see someone out late at night on our walk that doesn't look right to me, i under my breath sort of tell him "watch um, watch um", and he knows. if you say it enough it works. most gsd's do have that protection/warning bark already in there, just as most dogs will bark at approaching strangers.
"Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole".....