our 13month old girl has taken her protective instincs very seriously. We understand that part of the breed is having strong guarding instincts, but we just need some help managing that.
Jess barks at the door bell, or any kind of knocking..but also will bark if she just hears any rumbeling from outside, as well as when our joining neighbour opens their door.
We dont mind her alterting us, but need a good way to get her ot be quiet when we ask, or better yet to not be so sensitive to these noises in the first place.
Currently what we do is when she barks, we aknowledge, then we go to the kitchen where she will fallow, we say 'quiet' and then give a treat. Does this sound about right? any tips would be much appretiated ( im sure our neighbour would as well).