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How can I train my 9 months old golden to Guard my house!?
The problem is if he mets a stanger...
He ask Them To Play With him!
What should I Do!?
Should I Start being strict on him!?
Or should I put Him In a School For Dogs!?
Please help me!!!





 

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you should enjoy the fact that he's a golden, not a german shepherd. they don't make good guard dogs. please don't be strict with him to make him mean.
 

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Well said...Goldens are not guard dogs....if you wanted a guard dog maybe you should have considered a German Shepard or Rottie.......
 

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Goldens are NOT guard dogs. They love people to much. But if they bark at strangers coming up to the house they can scare just as well. I was told by the police that having any kind of dog is a deterrent to people to break in. I had two yorkies weighing a total of 10 pounds and they scared off a burglar barking alerting us to someone being outside. I was then able to call the police. And we were safe and sound.
DO NOT be strict with him. It is not in their nature to be that way.
 

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Get another dog!.That did the trick with mine.Priska never barked for the 1st,3 yrs of her life.The day,I braught Titus,home,she started to guard him + the house.Now,she is a better watched dog than my boy!.Goldens are not really guard dogs and do not really scare people away but they can bark which is enough to let you know,someone is there.
 

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I agree with what everyone else has said. Gretzky is a barker, but he is certainly not a guard dog. His barking might scare someone away, but if they did come in he would lick and cuddle them just like a Golden should. I don't think being strict with him will make him a guard dog. It might just make him scared and submissive to you. Just my two cents...
 

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A Golden a "Guard Dog"? Sorry to be so harsh, but obviously you didn't research this gentle breed before acquiring one. Gwen will roo roo at anyone at the door, friend or foe, Bear my rescue never barks. They will gladly let anyone into my home, probably help them take out whatever they want, as long as they pay attention to them. TV and computers may be a problem for them, but I bet it you gave them treats, they'd figure it out. I am amazed that anyone would even wish to train, and I am sure with their intelligence you could, to guard anything.
 

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Tucker doesn't even bark... just at stupid things... like if a friend leaves their bike in the yard... or my brother put up the tent... people...not a chance, he just runs right up to them for pettings and kisses....

Goldens really aren't guard dogs.

But what you can do is leave a HUGE bone outside in your front yard, then people will automatically assume you have a huge dog like a Rotti or Mastiff. And if you can train your Golden to bark if someone approaches, then that's all you need.

No need to be strict on your dog because it'll only make him mean to others and yourself.
 

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He won't be a guard dog, but he may "warn" by barking when strangers pass by or come onto your property. Shadow didn't start barking until he was over the age of one. He did this on his own. No training. His bark would scare the living day lights out of you. It's a good thing no one can see his tail wagging.

Hopefully, a warning bark will be enough for you...

Actually, my father in-law walked into our home, Shadow barked, he left! LOL
 

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actually

actually a perfect example of not being a guard dog is whatis happening here right now, rachel has to be in her crate because the gas and electric company is digging up part of the front lawn and street, when public works put in new water pipes in the neighborhood, they put them too close to the gas line and now a plastic cover has to put over the gas line and the people working on it has to come in and out of the house which is a little wierd being by myself, rachel just watches them come in and out and then goes back to sleep...so no guard dog here...:doh:
 

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IMO, no pet dog should be TRAINED to guard. That's taking on a huge liability.

ALL DOGS, regardless of size, will be territorial to some degree. Even my Whippet will bark when she sees somebody walking in the courtyard of my complex who doens't live here.

The fact of the matter is that ANY dog will deter a non-serious criminal and any SERIOUS criminal will just have some means with which to disable the dog ahead of time (pepper spray, gun, tainted meat, etc.).

It is OUR responsibility to protect our dogs - not the other way around.
 

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IMO, no pet dog should be TRAINED to guard. That's taking on a huge liability.

ALL DOGS, regardless of size, will be territorial to some degree. Even my Whippet will bark when she sees somebody walking in the courtyard of my complex who doens't live here.

The fact of the matter is that ANY dog will deter a non-serious criminal and any SERIOUS criminal will just have some means with which to disable the dog ahead of time (pepper spray, gun, tainted meat, etc.).

It is OUR responsibility to protect our dogs - not the other way around.

Well said!!!!
 

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Your Golden may certainly warn you when people come to your home. Don't expect anything more. They are not guard dogs. Please do not try to be harsh and train this dog to guard. This is a kind and gentle breed. Attempting to train this gentle soul to "guard" could break his gentle spirit.
 

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Amber is friendly with everyone on her walks/park. She just collapses on the ground and let people cuddle her tummy. She is recognizing people now and she is very gentle with elderly and children. She knows exactly who likes peting her and where (head or tummy or simply hold hands) and at the vet she likes the nurse so she jumps on her and lick her :yuck: (she weighed Amber for nearly a year - every two weeks but sadly she left last week).

Sorry I'm going on a bit aren't I?!? I love talking about my pup :)!!

Amber always alert us when someone/strangers (not neighbours) or cats come near our back fences. She looks really mean, barks loud, jumps up in the air like a horse and the hair on her back raises up.

We have an eye on her at all time as our kitchen looks over the garden and the door is always open (winter and all). When we are not home our pups is in our house relaxing on her settee as we heard so many horrible stories about burglars/mean people poisoning dogs by simply throwing food over the fence.
 

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Rosco barks at night time if he hears noises outside. (scares the CRAP outta me, because sometimes he gets like this really deep bark!) Or if i come home from school at like 10pm he'll give one deep bark and growl until he sees it's me and then he gets all happy again.
 

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I think in a serious situation to where the golden knows it's owner is or would be harmed, the golden will automatically move into protection mode, or guard it's owner. Sometimes that sweet little golden we all have in our hands will totally take you off guard and you may see a very different dog. In normal situations goldens are to be friendly and loving towards all humans and other dogs, that is there nature...but in abnormal situations is when you may see something different. It is not something you have to teach, or train for....it is there, they are dog and no matter what the breed many will protect in abnormal situations. I have no doubt in my mind Kody would protect me, as I have no doubt in my mind Bianka would protect Jeremy or I if they had too.

Barking will deter a stranger, and definately will make one back up. No one should ever believe because they own a golden it will not protect on it's own, or feel the need to train for this because it is there and if that bond is there so will that protection be there if it were ever to be needed in a abnormal situation. They will infact pick up on that. A golden is not a soft dog, many people have the assumption they could break into a home and the golden would walk them through....not always true with many of them since as I stated...they are a dog over the breed! And as the standard states, in normal situations they are friendly to all, it is the abnormal situations people need to be aware of and pay close attention too.

RM just gave a perfect example of what a golden can be in abnormal situations in the golden, think dog....not breed!
 

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I think in a serious situation to where the golden knows it's owner is or would be harmed, the golden will automatically move into protection mode, or guard it's owner. Sometimes that sweet little golden we all have in our hands will totally take you off guard and you may see a very different dog. In normal situations goldens are to be friendly and loving towards all humans and other dogs, that is there nature...but in abnormal situations is when you may see something different. It is not something you have to teach, or train for....it is there, they are dog and no matter what the breed many will protect in abnormal situations. I have no doubt in my mind Kody would protect me, as I have no doubt in my mind Bianka would protect Jeremy or I if they had too.

Barking will deter a stranger, and definately will make one back up. No one should ever believe because they own a golden it will not protect on it's own, or feel the need to train for this because it is there and if that bond is there so will that protection be there if it were ever to be needed in a abnormal situation. They will infact pick up on that. A golden is not a soft dog, many people have the assumption they could break into a home and the golden would walk them through....not always true with many of them since as I stated...they are a dog over the breed! And as the standard states, in normal situations they are friendly to all, it is the abnormal situations people need to be aware of and pay close attention too.

RM just gave a perfect example of what a golden can be in abnormal situations in the golden, think dog....not breed!
I have always truly believed this. Our dogs love us so much.

I can tell this in just the type of barks I hear from Brady. Last night two cars parked beside my house that did not belong there - they were only teenagers - but I was a little concerned because Brady was barking a very mean bark and growl. He knew they did not belong there. Different from the bark from people walking by. I could not calm him down until they left.
 
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