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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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A little too mellow???

I just became a foster dad for a 4 y.o. GSD. She must be the most mellow dog ever. It was 3 days before I heard her bark. She did that while we were playing with a favorite toy.

Today someone came to the door and rang the doorbell. She didn't even move and didn't bark. I don't want a dog primarily for protection, but it would be nice to have a warning that a stranger is at the door. (or elsewhere on the property) Any suggestions about how I can get her to react to someone at the door? Just barking would be great, so someone thinks twice about coming in uninvited.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 10:28 PM
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She is still in the 'honeymoon' period, on her best behavior. Give her two or three weeks and you'll start to see the real girl she is. She just needs some time to get adjusted.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 10:45 PM
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I agree with Deb, give her more time. We got Shelby at 3 years old, her old owners had never heard her bark. Now she alerts and lets out a single bark. Work on your bond with her and just give her time to show her full self.
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