Is Boss being overprotective?!?

I want to start out saying happy 4th of July to everyone and hope you all had a safe and fun holiday. Now to the meat and potatoes of this blog the animals! Boss is a great dog with just a few minor hiccups. We are both getting to know each other better and now since the trust is there it is a great process.

With Boss and the kitties, they are starting to get along again. He can be hanging out in the living room lounging around with the family with acting crazy or fixated on the cats. Batman is the one who is still a little unsure of him, but with Boss being laid back and starting to understand his size difference. He and the kitties are starting to come to an understanding with each other. It is slow going, but we are seeing improvement. We are just going to give Batman a little more love, reassurance that he is safe and some treats to keep him happy.

Now to the big question is Boss being overprotective? We had a cook last weekend and he was outside hanging out with everyone. He was super friendly, great with kids, and didn’t have a care in the world unless you had food in front of you. At the end of the night, we put him to bed in his room in the basement. He was fine till someone came in the house without Jen or I. He would bark, lung, and let them know they are not welcome. I have been thinking about it all week and the other times he has shown this type of behavior people have entered the house without knocking. This is a fine line because I would want my dog to be protective over the house and my family but I don’t want him to attack any old person like service worker or someone that would be in the house or yard for a purpose yet he doesn’t know. This week I am having a friend of mine that boss hasn’t met and work on his barrier aggression and get him a little more relaxed around new people in his area. I will let you know how it works out next week. thanks, everybody for reading and look forward to keeping you updated next week.

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