|Barked: Tue Jul 16, '13 6:37am PST |
|While I can see some jobs that require silence . .. I imagine guide dogs sitting through an opera would be such a situation . ..
If your pup is for protecting the family, some amount of alert barking, like when there's a suspicious person outside your house at 3 am is a good thing. In that situation, a few alarm barks should be allowed and then use your quiet command, hopefully while checking on the alert, "that's enough" or whatever you decide to use.
While being awoken in the wee hours can be annoying, it certainly makes me feel more protected knowing my dogs would never let someone trying to get into the house go unnoticed and let me sleep through it. And also gives most intruders pause about proceeding.
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