Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fort St. John, BC
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I think it's an age/development thing. It seems like overnight they all of a sudden become much more aware of things around them. I know Brody went from being oblivious to much that was going on around him when I took him outside, to noticing and reacting to everything.
Where he had previously not even noticed birds, he was all of a sudden very aware of every little movement. He became much more conscious about things that were out of place and was wont to bark at a shoe left out, a shadow, a new noise, etc. My neighbours (I live in an apartment building) would leave out their muddy boots in the hallway by their door and Brody would bark and growl at the boots.
I used to just tell him it was ok and take him over to sniff at it, or I'd put whatever he was reacting to away. Quite often I'd just laugh because it could be really funny too. I'm sure he thought/thinks he's protecting me from monsters.
Tracy and Brody
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings