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(CBS 46 Atlanta)   Would your dog protect your home from an intruder or get carried away? Find out in this hard hitting news segment from CBS Atlanta   (cbsatlanta.com) divider line 74
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2012-11-12 08:06:10 AM
That depends on whether the intruder thought to bring biscuits with him.
 
2012-11-12 09:17:44 AM
That was a pretty hilarious find, subby. Who's a good boy? Huh? Who's a good boy? You are!

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2012-11-12 09:39:40 AM
Most of the dogs I've had would bark up a storm if a stranger approached the house. Once they got in the dogs would usually stop. Their attitude was " Hey , I let you know they were coming now it's your problem"
 
2012-11-12 09:41:38 AM
Here's pretty much what mine would do..
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"I brought you this, you should throw it... repeatedly"
 
2012-11-12 10:13:22 AM
Dogs are the EWS that allow you to get your 12 gauge!

/Internet tough guy
 
2012-11-12 10:16:06 AM
Good doggie!

www.philebrity.com

/Does your dog bite?
 
2012-11-12 10:16:08 AM
My dog would make an excellent welcoming committee.
 
2012-11-12 10:16:13 AM
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.
 
2012-11-12 10:17:00 AM
My dog would protect the house.
 
2012-11-12 10:17:26 AM

alsih2o: My dog would make an excellent welcoming committee.


Mine too. Expect to be tail-wagged to death!
 
2012-11-12 10:19:00 AM
If mine wasn't sleeping soundly, she'll do the bark on approach. This is her warning to those approaching that they will be licked and sniffed to death.

/speaking of my coonhound, she cleaned out one of my electronic mouse traps the other day--setting it off in the process. Now if she'd only catch the damn mice...
 
2012-11-12 10:19:27 AM
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.
 
2012-11-12 10:21:55 AM
My pair of elite guard cats would instantly trigger your allergies by leaving a thick cloud of black, white, and tawny cat hair behind as they take station under the bed and behind the bookshelves, respectively.

/ My brave, dedicated guard cats. *sniff* I'm so proud.
 
2012-11-12 10:24:31 AM
When I was young, we had a dog that wouldn't back down from strangers until given the OK from my mother. She was the only one he'd listen to. After he got the OK, he was your best friend.
 
2012-11-12 10:25:00 AM
My dogs will bark, sniff, and drool then lead interlopers to the cat food.
 
2012-11-12 10:28:36 AM
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.
 
2012-11-12 10:29:11 AM
My dog would protect the yard with his life, however he would only attack house intruders if they knocked or rang the door bell first. If they just walk in, he will wag his tail and lick their faces. He thinks that if they knock or ring, then they are strangers, but if they come in unannounced, they must belong here. Nice logic there, doggie.
 
2012-11-12 10:33:15 AM
My dogs hardly every bark (French Bulldogs) and are friendly as hell. Lately, however, the female has been running up to me barking and growling, with full mohawk. This now happens about 2-3 times a day, even if I have been sitting quietly with her in the same room for the past hour. Soon as she sees it's me, she backs down, then 20 mins later does it again. And she can pick out a squirrel two blocks away, so it's not her eyesight.

I'm starting to think I'm possessed or have cancer or something.
 
2012-11-12 10:40:28 AM

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.


This. Before watching the videos I figured the Rottie and the German Sheppard would be big babies. I figured if any dog actually gave the guy hell it would have been the Stratfordshire or the Papillon. Nailed the Brittany response: don't even get out of the chair...just give a "What's up?" look at the guy as he passes by.
 
2012-11-12 10:40:53 AM
He would bark his fool head off, but settle down once they scritched him behind the ears.
 
2012-11-12 10:41:39 AM

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.


Is your dog missing its nose?
 
2012-11-12 10:42:02 AM
My border collie would bark but just love them to death. My Akita mix doesn't even react well to relatives of ours who he hasn't seen in awhile and doesn't take to being startled.
 
2012-11-12 10:43:15 AM
My cats would just run and hide.
 
2012-11-12 10:44:55 AM

HighlanderRPI: Good doggie!

[www.philebrity.com image 271x200]

/Does your dog bite?


No.
*attempts petting, gets bit
 
2012-11-12 10:46:58 AM

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.


My dog does the same thing. Chain of command is daddy, mommy, doggie. Chain of protection is daddy, doggie, mommy.
 
2012-11-12 10:48:47 AM
I never thought my dogs would stand up to an intruder and I'm glad to say that I've never had that tested. However my sister did throw a party that got out of hand and I found myself in a choke hold. Within seconds my 100+ lb male 4 year old golden retriever had wedged his head between my butt and this kids groin and started to growl. After being convinced that the dog hasn't been trained and he's doing it on his own he let me go. (well that and my 15 friends telling me to "get him") Max didn't seem to think it was over so all he did was swing his body so he's now looking at the guys nuts and growling and flashing his teeth.
In the end the guy had to sleep in his car for the night (he was from CT and was in NJ) because whenever he tried to come back in Max was there waiting for him.

/such a good boy.
 
2012-11-12 10:49:08 AM
One would immediately run for ear scratches, to be followed shortly by belly scratches.
The other would run around the scratching occuring, barking furiously for a minute, before accepting scratches.
 
2012-11-12 10:50:05 AM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: 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.

This. Before watching the videos I figured the Rottie and the German Sheppard would be big babies. I figured if any dog actually gave the guy hell it would have been the Stratfordshire or the Papillon. Nailed the Brittany response: don't even get out of the chair...just give a "What's up?" look at the guy as he passes by.



Yeah, with the bigger dogs there's the danger of it biting someone and getting sued, so more often they're socialized with people better. They're taught to be friendly to people they meet, so I'm sure that quite often they think that's how they should be with people in general. Small dogs though people often don't take socializing them or teaching them civilized behavior seriously because they can't do as much damage if they bite someone... so they are often nastier and more feral acting then larger dogs.

My lab/shepherd mix sounds REAL mean when he hears you coming in through the door unannounced, or if you knock or ring the doorbell. He barks and growls like crazy. I'm hoping that would scare intruders away before they got in (a possibility since he's a big boy at around 85 lbs. and sounds pretty intimidating), because I'm not confident that once they did get in he'd do anything more then run around excitedly bringing them tug-of-war toys to play with.
 
2012-11-12 10:50:20 AM

Meethos: 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.

Is your dog missing its nose?


Actually I think I woke him up when I opened the bedroom door. I also stank of cigarette smoke and booze.

Ahhh...the good old days of concert-going before they replaced the mosh pits with those ball pits from Chucky Cheese and forced everyone to wear helmets.
 
2012-11-12 10:51:45 AM

BigLuca: My dogs hardly every bark (French Bulldogs) and are friendly as hell. Lately, however, the female has been running up to me barking and growling, with full mohawk. This now happens about 2-3 times a day, even if I have been sitting quietly with her in the same room for the past hour. Soon as she sees it's me, she backs down, then 20 mins later does it again. And she can pick out a squirrel two blocks away, so it's not her eyesight.

I'm starting to think I'm possessed or have cancer or something.


Alzheimer's?
 
2012-11-12 10:57:54 AM
I thought my former Lab was a big ol' pansy until one day I was in the back alley and he couldn't see me well. All 90 pounds charged the back fence with his chest about 4" off the ground. Scared the snot out of me.
 
2012-11-12 10:58:50 AM
Our littlest would bark until he started coughing (tracheal issues), and then run and hide under the bed.

Older small guy would barely lift his head up off of his spot on the couch. "Oh, hai". *thunk* goes the head back down as he nods off to dreaming of biscuit-land.

Two big boys would suddenly become realtors. "And as you see, this is a very spacious bedroom in which mom keeps her jewelry box. And don't miss this walk-in closet! Be sure you go all the way to the back where the small safe is. And this is the smallest of the bedrooms, but be sure you take a gander at that built-in shelf with the XBox over there. The teenage boy spends a LOT of time on that. He keeps the games in this small yet attractive mini-closet."
 
2012-11-12 10:59:57 AM
My Shepherd heard Kevlar barking on that video and is now on patrol. He wouldn't be happy if an intruder came in the house. he's a big coward and strangers in his territory will set him off.
 
2012-11-12 11:01:46 AM
I have 2 baby eating pitbulls. I was taking a shower one day alone in the house when a buddy of mine came over unannounced. He walked right in, sat down on the couch and my dogs ran up and started demanding to be petted. Not a single growl. Two of the worst 60 pound guard dogs in the world. But they are awesome at killing birds and squirrels.

I am somewhat kidding. The older pit sleeps in my youngest sons room curled up with him at night. I tip toed into his room late late one night to grab something and I guess she didn't smell me coming. Got a low unfamiliar growl out of her for a few seconds until she saw that it was me. Was unlike any growl she has ever made, a lot of threat in it. It wasn't a warning, it was a declaration. Since then, occasionally she gets steak. She will let you take the house, but if you touch that boy....god have mercy on you.
 
2012-11-12 11:05:52 AM

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My dogs will bark, sniff, and drool then lead interlopers to the cat food.


Like this?

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2012-11-12 11:12:12 AM

Banned on the Run: HighlanderRPI: Good doggie!

[www.philebrity.com image 271x200]

/Does your dog bite?

No.
*attempts petting, gets bit


This is not my dog!
 
2012-11-12 11:14:26 AM
Touch my Master's wife.....you'll be singing soprano.
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2012-11-12 11:18:02 AM

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.


And it would also be interesting if they repeated those videos but this
time versus a dog who had its puppies in the house. (or a baby human the dog considered 'theirs')

My dog is totally sweet with strangers, esp. if I've told him he can 'go say Hi'

But one time (I was there) when he thought someone had gotten into the place without him knowing?... he did a low vicious growl that I'd never heard before, and moved forward slowly, complete with his hair standing on end and a staring stalk, toward the perp.

Impressive to to see that transformation in my jolly black lab. Spooky, but impressive.
 
2012-11-12 11:21:03 AM
Let's try that again:  farm9.staticflickr.com 

Good boy!
 
2012-11-12 11:21:10 AM
I'd like to see this experiment repeated with the "intruder" physically threatening the dogs' humans and the humans responding with sounds of distress like screams or yells. I'll bet the "intruder" would then have most of those dogs gripping him like a kong filled with peanut butter.
 
2012-11-12 11:24:51 AM

Banned on the Run: HighlanderRPI: Good doggie!

[www.philebrity.com image 271x200]

/Does your dog bite?

No.
*attempts petting, gets bit


You said your dog doesn't bite!
 
2012-11-12 11:29:03 AM

Banned on the Run: BigLuca: My dogs hardly every bark (French Bulldogs) and are friendly as hell. Lately, however, the female has been running up to me barking and growling, with full mohawk. This now happens about 2-3 times a day, even if I have been sitting quietly with her in the same room for the past hour. Soon as she sees it's me, she backs down, then 20 mins later does it again. And she can pick out a squirrel two blocks away, so it's not her eyesight.

I'm starting to think I'm possessed or have cancer or something.

Alzheimer's?


Not quite 2 years old yet. Unless you mean me... then I guess that's a possibility
 
2012-11-12 11:29:29 AM
That's not my dog!
 
2012-11-12 11:31:22 AM
We have three dogs, two toy poodles and a very large, black, retired racing greyhound. One of the toy poodles goes nuts when strangers are around and the greyhound mostly stands there looking huge. Seems to work.
 
2012-11-12 11:33:25 AM
I have a 15 lb. poodle mix tgat is deadly serious. Meter readers fear her wrath.

We also have a min pin rescue who likes to bolt when he gets a chance. He always comes home and the poodle always has a beat down waiting for him when he does. I have no idea what doggie protocol he breached but dhe literally jumps him and kicks his ass the minute he gets in the door. Its hilarious.
 
2012-11-12 11:36:43 AM
My dogs would ask an intruder to bring them a snack and remind him not to forget the electronics.
 
2012-11-12 11:38:06 AM
Maintenance won't come by my place during the day if my dog is there alone anymore. In the past I had gotten a couple of notices when I put in work requests that they were unsuccessful in being allowed inside because of our miniature Schnauzer mix. Ran into one of them later and he described it as being a teeny tiny K-9 inserting its muzzle between the door and door jam. Apparently the reason why they refused to go in was because she successfully nipped and pulled at a pant leg.

Who's a good widdle hell hound? Is it you?
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2012-11-12 11:49:26 AM
Most dogs I have had would probably want a treat and be an intruder's best friend. I kind of try to raise my dogs to be the docile and want to be petted types. I have them more to bark in order to alert me and scare off possible criminals rather than attack them. Then I got Ginger. She is a pit bull-Chow mix I got from my niece, who got her from a school friend. Not a rescue dog, but kept her from being one. With me, my mom, and people she really knows she is a sweetheart. She is like a big puppy that wants to be babied. Don't be a stranger though. It is weird, like a switch gets turned on, but she goes into full savage beast mode. She is a pure alpha female, her tail never goes low between her legs.
 
2012-11-12 11:49:38 AM

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.


In the past, we did have a dog that went from the normal "OMG, my best friend ever is here! Friend, what's your name?" to protection mode. I had recently given birth. A relative came to visit, drank too much wine, and snatched my baby out of his/her infant seat and was wobbling around unsteadily with my baby. The baby started screaming. I started shouting. The dog hunkered down preparing to leap, growling, hair standing on end. I held her collar and told my husband "If She drops the baby, I'm letting go of the dog." My husband told this individual "She's crazy. She'll do it. Give the baby to her." For the rest of that dogs' life, that dog would not allow that relative to touch either of our children.
 
2012-11-12 11:57:42 AM
Both my dogs would be just like this.

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