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    It took me many years to appreciate just how good having a protective dog is. From early on I taught Cappy the word watch - it means "suspicious bogan approaching...be ready to bark". And I reckon it has saved me quite a few times from potentially nasty incidents.

    So I am out walking him - rather late - 11:30-12:00 and we pass a car accident (that's fine, cops are there, a dozen or so youths - I probably teach some of em) I put me head down and walked past. Cappy completely ignored the scene, no one got in his way so he doesn't care. He has seen cops before, he has seen sirens flashing, etc.

    We keep walking and when we are nearly home I hear this voice call out. I stop cause I think I hear someone calling "help". So I wait a minute and this young bloke - mebbe 17-18 - comes out from one of the streets and starts talking to me. Extremely drunk/high. Says something like "I've been here since January 21st, can you help me find my mate". He was agitated but I think more drunk than anything else. I told him to keep back as the dog would go him. And he kept walking. I repeated it again and he saw Cappy so he stopped. The whole time Cappy is relaxed as pie on the lead and I am too cause I know what will happen if they guy approaches me.

    Long story short, I sent the bloke in the direction of the police, he gave up trying to get me to "help" him pretty quick.

    I've called the police - the officer said there had been an accident in the area - road rage - I told her I had seen it but I didnt think this bloke was involved. He just seemed lost and agitated. So hopefully the cops will come pick him up and make sure that he is looked after.

    I'm glad this happened now and not when I was walking Flash. Flash is bigger but wouldn't know how to be protective/aggressive if his life depended on it.

    It will also learn me to walk out here late at night.

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    Never a good idea to go walking by yourself at night especially for a female as its quite dangerous, you never know who you will come across. I think its best to go early in the morning, the early morning breeze is nice as well.

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    Glad to hear nothing happened, that would have scared the crap out of me.

    Your lucky, I wish I could rely on my dog for protection. Unfortunatly Griffen is a big scardy dog. Since getting him I've been told how naturally protective ddbs are, Griffen hasn't heard this.
    I once had my drunk next door neighbour break into my house looking for his GF who he'd been beating up, Griffen got close enough to sniff him then hid behind me and then had the nerve to bark at the police when they arrived lol.

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    I prefer walking at night as it is cooler but I don't usually go out that late.

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    Occy, you reminded me of how loyal a dog can be..
    When I was about 10, I had a Collie named Trixey. Anyway, I was playing out the front of my home with Trixey with a tent ( a teepee shape ) and I was walking around under the tent like pretending to be a ghost. Anyway, the neighbor was just returning from taking his 2 shepards for a walk. The male saw me and started running towards me growling and sounding like he meant business. Trixey must have sensed what was about to happen and immediatly ran towards the Shepard and managed to round him up and turn him away from me. I remember being quite terrified at the time having visions of this huge shepard attacking me.. I know in hindsight he would not have known I was under the tent and considered what he saw was a threat.
    Anyway, I was very grateful for Trixeys actions as she put herself in danger to protect me. She had never been trained to do that so it must have been pure instinct that she acted on..

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    I remember my old girl being rather territorial when it came to me. Billie brings a whole new world to that - she will sit on me and growl, but Sandy - a dog came running towards me to say hello and there she was - out in front, growling and put his run to an end lol. Bitches tend to be more like that IMO. but when you get a dog that is as bonded as cappy, well, the results are quite wonderful sometimes lol

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    Our dogs go nuts when there is someone coming over or walking past that they don't know. Axle, being a cattle dog, sniffs cautiously and hides behind me. Takes him a while to warm up to people. The other two don't really care, as long as they get plenty of pats!
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    Back when I had Jess (RIP)....I'd go for a walk around this big lake that was surrounded by bush. It was used by lots of ppl, but I'd go late in the arvo when it was less busy. Anyway....walking along Jess started growling (something she rarely did) and looking in the bush...she kept doing it even once we'd passed and she was looking back and really growling still.

    I got home that night and the police called!!! Someone had taken my numberplate from the parks car park because a lady was attacked and raped that very arvo!!! They called me to see if I had seen anything..OMG, that was probably the rapist in the bush Jess was growling at!


    Another time I was at a friends with Jess...she lives on acerage and always had the house wide open. Next thing...Jess gets up and goes into a bedroom and starts growling!.......There's my friends ex boyfriend laying under the bed...he'd snuck in to try and steal some DJ records!!!
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    My rottie,(R.I.P) whom was my boy, never showed aggression, until my OH came home one night, having been working away, both myself and daughter were sleeping, opened the back door and was confronted with the deepest growl he had heard from Zeus, closed the door and then proceeded to have Zues to recognise his voice, Zues then went into "I`m so sorry dad" mode, allowed him inside but we were all so proud of his reaction and we felt safe having him look after us.

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    went for a walk at about 7pm tonight and that was scarey enough (damn daylight savings) but nearly midnight!

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