Okay so we have another issue with Koda
So right from day one Koda has been a great guard dog, has always barked at cars coming in the driveway and will continue barking at the person until he actually meets them and realises they are actually nice. this is a good thing to us because we like the warning. Koda has also always been very protective of me.
So in the past week this barking has suddenly escalated
now he will bark/howl at the car coming in the driveway, then bark at the person as they come to the gate (as usual) but instead of accepting them he now Barks, Howls, Growls and stares at the person. we definately dont want this at all! (i dont think anyone does)
so things we have done to stop this behaviour.
1. get him to come, sit, stay (and be rewarded for good behaviour) he will do all of these things but no matter what i do he wont stop barking and growling.
2. give the person who arrived some treats to give to Koda... he will take the treats but he is very cautious and will continue barking/growling at them afterwards.
3. Growling and yelling at him (this usually works very well with Koda, in most other situatios) but in this situation it seems to be doing nothing.
Anyone got some tips on how to stop this behaviour... please...
For those who read my previous post about Koda, do you think this could be connected to what happened with the larger dogs?