My dog Jake is a very sweet dog.

United States
April 18, 2007 2:50pm CST
My dog Jake is a very sweet dog, that is, to us. He does not like strangers however. He is a very protective dog. He will bark at us, but every time he does, I can always hear a yip mixed in.
1 response
• United States
18 Apr 07
Has he always been this way? How old is he? A lot of times, a change in a dog's behaviour can indicate physical issues. A comprehensive vet checkup is definitely the first step. If he's always been like this, be very careful. A dog who acts aggressively towards humans (friendly strangers included) is NOT OK. Barking is one thing, but often it will escalate and you should have him checked by a dog trainer to evaluate his temperment. Better to deal with the problem now then have him taken from you if there's an issue where he bites someone.
• United States
20 Apr 07
Yes, he has always been this way, since the first day he could bark. He has almost bitten someone, but we were able to catch him in time. Every time we go to the vet, they never say he has a temperment problem. However, thanks for the advice.