Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
Alas, both my dogs have a solid leave it command as well as their beds. In fact, if I am standing near them, they seldom bark without checking to see if I see what they are thinking of barking at first. If I already know about it, they know they don't need to alert me to it- because I've already got it covered.
The problem is if I am inside and they are not, they will happily 'defend' our home and alert me so that I can come out and help. They are very considerate and concerned for our group safety, you see. If I come to the door, unless they've actually caught something, they come running to me, and then back to whatever it was they were alerting on to show me unless I tell them to go inside or do something else.
Or I could say the problem really is when I want to put them out to do their business while I take a shower, it can be... inconvenient to go get them. ;) Their barking has turned them both into 99% house dogs for fear of noise complaints.
Last edited by Sharpie; 11-03-2012 at 11:28 PM.