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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Dog to bark at door?

My older female Libby has always been a great watch dog (sometimes too well) Since the first day she has always protected her territory and barked when someone knocks at my door, or when she hears my neighbors car door, and when we are not home ect... I like the heads up, and encourage this behavior just as long as she stops when I say when.

My younger male Dex is now approaching the 2 yr mark (Jan), and just doesn't seem to know to bark when someone is at the door. He knows something is going on, gets excited, but dose not bark. This is a behavior i would really like to see change. I was hoping he would pick up on this behavior from my female, or his dog friends. He hasn't yet so I am wondering if this is something im going to have to go ahead and try to teach him.

Dose he maybe not bark because his big sister has it taken care of already? Maybe hes still too immature? I can get him to bark on cue but have not been able to associate the door knock as the trigger to bark yet. Im not sure this will come natural for him, should i give it more time or try and teach him?
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My B never barked because my Lab always did
once he hit 3 OMG know he goes off and sometimes she'll just lay there

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Originally Posted By: nysirkDose he maybe not bark because his big sister has it taken care of already?
It might be exactly that. Keefer was not a door barker either, that was Dena's job. And for awhile after she was gone he did not bark at the door either, but now he does. I wish he would stop!

BTW, why do you need both dogs barking at the door? Isn't one sufficient?

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Re: Dog to bark at door?

I am just now starting to get barking behavior from my male. Not a word until the last few months. I've also noticed that he is more aware and more likely to alert when he is not in his crate.

My female has been barking for quite some time at the door and when she hears strange people or dogs close to the house.

He is 2.5 and she is not quite 2.

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Originally Posted By: Cassidys MomI wish he would stop!
I so know that one. Morgan stops when I tell her to. Sometimes she hears a strange noise and lets out a woof. Then she turns her ears around trying listen but he's barking his fool head off becuase she said 'woof'

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Do you want to borrow Caleb? He's almost 7 months and already barks at the door. Sometimes at nothing that we can see, too. And I'm still working on getting him to stop when I tell him "enough".
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Re: Dog to bark at door?

Dante has never once barked when someone knocked on the door.

Rather he runs and finds me I think he thinks I'm hearing impared (he does the same for phones and alarm clock)

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Re: Dog to bark at door?

Seriously, Trent is a maniac when it comes to barking at the door. If someone even walks PAST, or NEAR our house, he seems to sense it, despite being in the kitchen or living room, and rushes over to bark and express his discontent.

Granted, it's nice that those annoying solicitors aren't stopping by so often, but...

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No thanks, I kind of like the fact that Dante doesn't bark when someone knocks, it always startles me when he does his "big boy bark" (that deep GSD bark) so I'd be a twitching fool if he did

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By the way Rei - they have these beds on sale at Fred Meyer (I was at Beaverton Town Square) for $20.00

I love these beds and had to wait a long time for them to get a batch in again. I like them because they're cushy but not too cushy and can roll up fairly small. I bought 3 this time one will go in the closet for now.

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