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alsih2o: My dog would make an excellent welcoming committee.
xaratherus: I love the fact that the rottie proved itself to be a big ol' baby.Some dogs are territorial but if they are used to humans will generally not attack if the human comes into the house, even alone. In order for a dog to be a guardian it has to be TRAINED to be a guardian.
Skarekrough: A few years ago I came home from a show pretty late. Got in the door and didn't turn any lights on since I was heading right to bed. Opened the bedroom door and heard the dog on the bed stand up. Took a step in and heard the low growl. I'll never forget that sound....he was ready for business and I don't think I've ever been as proud of him as I was right then.Had to turn the lights on to wind him down. It pissed off the wife but she understood since it was less inconvenient than having to drive me to the ER for a bite wound.
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trackerbri: It would be interesting to see that repeated with the woman of the house at home. My old retriever would bark and growl at people that came by the house if it was empty or I was there, but as previously stated "I warned you, now it's your problem." I always said, as long as they bring a tennis ball or a bone, the bad guys could clean out my whole place.With my wife in the house he suddenly became Cujo. I had to call him off me a couple times when I was sneaking in after a late flight arrival or night at work and she was asleep. That growl is disconcerting when you're halfway up the stairs and it's coming out of the dark right in front of you... He was really protective of her and more than once he went 'Meth Lab' on some creep that set off the wife's danger radar. Me? I made sure he knew I was the alpha so he looked to me for protection.