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I was curious where everyone's GSD was when they answered the door.

Elmo's crate is in the kitchen. When he is in there, he can look down to the foyer and front door. When the door bell rings, Elmo starts barking. But, if he sees that I'm going to answer the door, he runs straight to his crate so he can see who is at the door. I like knowing that he's right up there as I answer the door. We have a gate that is supposed to block him from running down the stairs. He respects the boundary, but knows he can move it whenever he needs to (has to go outside or toys are in the basement).
 

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As soon as Teddy hears someone at the door he is there in the blink of an eye, barking and trying to listen to where they are going (i live in an apartment building. )
 

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Brady is in the window looking gto see who it is barking like a mad man. When I go to the door he is next to me.
 

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LOL... Cody will whine when the door bell rings, he does not usually bark at the door but he is right next to me at the door seeing who is coming in.
Brandie will bark her little lungs out when someone is at the door.
She is my good alert dog!!
 

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8 month old Janka usually starts up a flurry of barks when someone is at our door, usually leaving a brochure. She tends to ignore foot traffic outside our entrance, unless there is noise going on and causing them to linger by our main door.

If I have to open the door, I either command her to go into her crate or have her do a sit-wait (since she is right up next to me) while I attend the person calling.
 

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Originally Posted By: littledmcBrady is in the window looking gto see who it is barking like a mad man. When I go to the door he is next to me.
That sounds about right. My porch door opens right onto 3 steps down onto concrete so I had to install a baby gate just incase Morgan gets too excited to meet someone (or if she doesn't know them, excited to eat them!)
 

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Brody and Greta usually come to the door with me in the mudroom and I try to have them sit and wait for the person to get in. Im trying to get them to not jump all over everyone. I have a lot of teenagers that come to the house and just walk in. Sometimes the dogs dont even bother getting up if there are alot of kids coming and going.
 

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i'm usually upstairs with the dogs... when someone knocks Tilden will let out a single bark then runs down stairs. if i'm not expecting anyone then i dont answer and in those cases he just waits until they leave then he comes back. if i do answer, Gia goes down when i go down. i still have to command them "get back" and they sit right behind me OR if the back door is open, they go out the back and run around to the front gate to see who it is.
 

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Duke will usually come to the door with us, not barking just curious to see who is there and then to the window to look out.
 

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I trained sarge to sit in his spot before the doors gets opened. Thats for going out to potty or anytime the door gets opened. It saves a lot of hassle when Im trying to answer the door and talk to someone. His spot is about 10 feet from the door.
 

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Originally Posted By: SunCzarina
Originally Posted By: littledmcBrady is in the window looking gto see who it is barking like a mad man. When I go to the door he is next to me.
That sounds about right. My porch door opens right onto 3 steps down onto concrete so I had to install a baby gate just incase Morgan gets too excited to meet someone (or if she doesn't know them, excited to eat them!)
Eat them OMG peeing myself here Laughing
 

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Right there at the door with me! He usually beats me there. But he doesn't bark. He leaves that to the other dog.
 

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Rocky will normally bark from the top of the stairs. If it is someone we know then he is allowed to come and greet them. If not he stays at the top of the stairs.

Of course he always barks at the door everytime there is a doorbell on TV LOL
 
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Odin: Calmly and patiently waiting at his place behind either me or DW.

Frigga: Behind us too but not so calmly. I think she would like to give them a shakedown if she could.
 

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Apollo is at the door with us. He'll bark a few times, and if we're letting the person at our door in, then we say "Greet" which for him is basically a calm sit stay. It's still a work in progress though. Zeus is usually somewhere else, he's not bothered by the doorbell yet, and I don't think I have heard him bark yet.
 

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Today when I had company come over they all came trotting down the stairs to see who it was but didn't bark. Then they just stood in the way so that they could all get pet.
 

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Usually squealing with delight that someone has come to visit HER, crawling ever so slowing while in her platz, closer and closer to the door.
 

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Depends on the door. If people come in the back, they bark. Once the person opens the slider, Kenya backs away and just sits down, Coke moves in for some lovins. If someone rings the front door bell, they bark, but there's a gate so they can't get in the front room. They stop barking as soon as the door opens and wait at the gate.
 

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Originally Posted By: Chris WildBarking their bloody heads off from the second the doorbell rings until we get to the door. Then standing right there at the door with us when we open it so they can see who it is as soon as we open the door.
I couldn't have said it better, this is exactly what Sean does when someone comes to the door. His favorite is the mailman.
 
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