Join Date: Oct 2011
Dogs Name: Toby the Dobe, Russell the Andalucian Terrier, Reina the Pointador. Sasha & Jack at the Bridge
Titles: Yep, loads, but none printable. lol
Dogs Age: 7th Nov 2010 -
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My son came home one evening a little the worse for wear shall we say and thought it a hoot to test Toby's bravery and proceeded because of to scare the crap out of him.
Toby is pretty vocal whenever anyone comes around, however, he has one bark for family and one bark for intruders, trust me, I know which is which but my son, 'the dolt' doesnt quite know which is which and because of one evening decided to test out Toby's resolve.
Anyhow this is what went down. Hubby had gone to pick up son in our car, so Toby (in my opinion) knew it was family because of the cars sound and of course look. Hubby opened gate, son got out of car and as Toby ran up (bouncy run, not 'I'm gonna rip you to shreds run) half barking, (not serious) by son suddenly shouted at him in an aggressive fashion (he said he was trying to sound like a burglar) and promptly scared the crap out of Toby. In ran Toby to hide behind my legs and then to hide in the bedroom. In bounds my son, shouting how rubbish a dog he was. Well you can imagine what I said.
For days Toby was subdued, however, my sons test backfired on him a few days later. In waltzes my son late one night and despite Toby knowing it was him he went into full attack mode. He only stopped because I told him to 'leave it'.
I think a dog is capable of defending property, whether it chooses to do so depends on the circumstances.
Toby has been very vocal and showed aggression when we had someone wandering around the fence that surrounds our property. Would he stop them taking our TV, I am not sure, but then I am here to do that and if I'm not here, all I say is 'leave the dogs alone, don't harm them, because if you do and I find you, I will harm you in ways you cannot begin to imagine.'