coastmom Posted December 18, 2011 Report Share Posted December 18, 2011 I have a female border collie rescue (age 2) whom I've had for 3 months. Beautiful dog, starting on agility and herding, doing great in so many ways. When we (my teenage daughter and I) got her, she was very submissive, shy, generally a bit reserved but friendly to everyone. Lately, she has taken to barking and growling when people come to visit. This evening, despite my firmly and repeatedly telling her not to, she kept growling at a neighbor who had stepped in the front door. She has bonded to us very strongly, and now obviously thinks part of her job is to protect us--even when we don't **need** protection. Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm actually rather concerned that this not get out of hand. I don't want it to escalate to lunging, snarling or biting! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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