I am new to this forum looking for answers. My girl Khaleesi is 9 months old...VERY social, I take her everywhere. She loves and is very social with new people or those she already knows. I started taking her everywhere with me soon as I brought her home introducing her to new people new sounds new sites new smells she did awesome and is confident in these situations. I also have a Malinios, Ruger he is very protective at home, well socialized loves everybody but when needed will protect. When at home if he hears something and barks it absolutely scares Khaleesi the gs pup to the point she runs and hides. When I take her out to potty after dark if she hears a noise she wants to run back in the house. Is this the norm for a 9 month old female? She has never barked in protective mode at anything since Ive had her. Thanks in advance for any answers.