Some recent threads and a recurring incident this morning made me wonder about some dog behavior in our neighborhood. I can have our door open, Tess lays by the screen observing the world around her. She'll bark if someone walks a dog by, but usually does not get up, and it's a quick bark or two and then she's done. However we have a neighbor that walks with her son and their two poorly trained dogs. The dogs are always pulling them, they walk in the street not on the sidewalks, I think to keep them farther away from homes and more distractions. I heard that the mom was actually drug a little way last week after falling. Anyways Tess is so keyed into these dogs, that before they are in sight she is up and barking, if I'm not right there to correct she gets worked up into a major barking/growling mode. What I find most striking about this is that BEFORE Tess ever lived here we had two other dogs, one is with our daughter, one has passed away. They were also calm easy dogs, but had the same type of reaction to these two. I do not let Tess continue her behavior and she loses door privileges just in case anyone wonders.