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    Default In Protective Mode

    Ok so at my mothers for the week, Leo and Lilly sleep where ever they care to in this house. Last night Leo ended up in my mothers bedroom down one end of the house & I was down the other end with the kids. I went to bed much earlier then mum & dogs did too, then I got up at 2am to get a drink...as youdo make some noise in the kitchen (located middle in the middle of house) as I closed the fridge door I heard
    *scuffle scuffle bang bang*
    Leo had woken up and ran out of mums room and into the hallway, chest puffed out, front legs open, fur fluffed up, barking the deepest barks I've ever heard him do...we couldn't see each other at this point.
    So I walked around the corner and he came part way down the hall at me barking I said 'enough', he continued on, so I switched on the lights thinking it would help, nope he still goes on, I walk forward saying angerily now 'leo enough'. Once I get 2ms away he stops and rolls on the floor like a doofus.
    I switch light off and go back to bed and he follows me in tail between legs and lickity licking me, then sleeps on the bed I was on.

    Has anyone elses dogs ever not recognised you when they get in protective mode? He is only a puppy still, unfamiliar situation etc all contributing factors. But still. Shouldn't he of stopped when I spoke first? (our gsd would stop and sit as soon as we spoke)

    (oh btw Lilly was just standing behind him with tail between legs and ears down doing little piddles the whole time...she is a wuss lol)
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    We had something like this happen when Troopa was younger. Troopa and I were in the bedroom at one end of the house and my husband was in the loungeroom at the other. I called OH to come and help me with something and he came jogging down the dark hallway, Troopa jumped in front of me and started barking at him. I just got hubby to start talking to him as I turned on the hallway light. He did stop then of course.

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    Yep had that happen. Putting the bins out at dusk in the rain, umbrella up. Just said "hey guys, it's only me" then you see all the bottoms wiggle.

    Went to dog show on Friday, SS13 is sitting in a chair with a blanket covering him entirely so he can see his nintendo screen (blocking glare) friends Ridgeback didn't know what the big blue blob was so had to tell SS to remove blanket and talk to her for a few minutes so she knew it was human.

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    so glad to know others have it happen too

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    Happens every time Hubby is on night shift. Batty will get growly, doesn't bark, but has this deep gutteral growl and the hackles rise. Hubby tells him to "stop being a fool and say hello to me now" and he stops and gets the wriggle going.

    He's done it to me once only, he'd fallen asleep before I turned the lights out and freaked when I walked back up through the house. "Ickle Bickle, what're you growling at" stopped it in it's tracks and he hasn't done it since.

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    Nope, Bellas hopeless. The only time she goes 'protective' is about 5 minutes after a vistor has arrived.

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    Yep, happens sometimes. Particularly if you have children getting up in the night for a drink.

    I personally prefer to teach my family to ALWAYS just switch the hall light. There are 2-way switches outside every room so it makes it easier to see where they're going anyway. Lol.

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    gyps does it to OH but only in the bedroom...but that is an issue we are working on. we have decided that something bad has happened in a previous life to her and her owner in a bedroom because it is the only area of her life where she is not right. last night she woke OH up to go to the toilet. he let her out downstairs and she beat him to the bedroom coming back up although she was with him 20 sec previous when he stepped through the door she was barking furiously and charging at him. we have recently discovered that when he doesnt take a step back or shut the door( which is hard when you have a ruddy great big GSD trying to eat you) she stops quickly and goes and lies on her bed and then does the ears down wags tail furiously im sorry thing. she hasnt done this for like a month last night was weird.....something is not quite right in her head i think ahh ell
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    If I come home late the dogs will bark at my but they usually recognise me when I say "enough" and if it is a still night I only have to say it in a quiet voice and they shut up.
    Saying that my poodle got a fright from me getting off a new bike with my helmet on, she thought I was lying to her when I said it was only me She didnt trust me until I took the helmet off lol

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    Kuro will sometimes growl deeply when I come home from nightshift.. The dogs sleep in our bedroom, and I enter from the garage at the other end of the house.. Kuro comes slowly and carefully along the hallway growling with Kirri right behind him..
    I just say 'Hi' and they both immedialty run towards me for cuddles !!
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