The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
You can't. She is who she is, and being calm and sleeping soundly is part of her temperament. Count your blessings that you have a great, stable, solid dog!
Actually you can, but it does involve making her stressed and fearful, and why would you want to do that? Putting stress on her and making her fearful can backfire too, and she can shut down, or become unpredictable.
Some dogs are naturally more suspicious, and have a low threshhold - any little noise will set them off - but these dogs can be more difficult to live with and not a good choice to have around little kids.
Also, don't discount Moxy's reactions. She may very well be able to tell the difference between your husband coming home vs. someone breaking in, and you getting up to check on your son when the check is routine, vs. you getting up because something is definitely wrong.
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Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015