Oh color me jealous! My girls has never gotten over her barking. (Rescued at age 4). She barks when the garbage truck comes, she barks when the neighbors are out, or the lawn service guy is cutting the neighbors grass, she barks when anyone but those that live here come over. She barks if it’s windy and the steel “screen door’ bangs against the other steel screen. She barks if anyone knocks or rings the doorbell. I’m pretty sure the barking only stops when she sleeps. Sigh. Not true, but sometimes that’s how it feels.
Compare her to my Husky/GSD who NEVER barks, and it makes her barking seem even worse. I’ve heard my husky bark once, and it scared the crap out of me, because I thought a stray dog had gotten into our backyard. And his bark is MEAN. I’d happily take the no barking over her incessant barking any day. Yes, she incredibly protective, but so is our Husky that doesn’t bark.
There was a video on Facebook I watched not too long ago. They did a test on a number of dogs. They would have the owner on the couch with the dogs nearby, and an “intruder” would come in the front door and start pretending to attack the owner. All the big dogs ran off scared of the intruder. Like didn’t even hesitate, just left their owner to die. Lol. The only time the intruder was not successful was the case of two small dogs, I think a chi and maybe a corgi? I don’t remember the breeds exactly, just that they were small, and worked together to get the intruder out of the house. It was amazing to watch. I’ve been tempted to have our roomie put on a bite suit and see if either of mine actually protect or run, but those suits are freaking expensive, and I haven’t had any takers on being the intruder yet! Lmao