Is your dog aggressive or friendly toward strangers?

@Morticia (419)
March 12, 2007 10:41pm CST
Mine can only bark like crazy when someone goes by our house, or comes over. She is not allways very friendly, but she never attacked anyone. But most of the times she annoys people by jumping at them and licking them.
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6 responses
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
most people understood the temperament of chow chows. But they are loyal and sweet. as for my chow, I find her a bit weird because she usually just "bark" at no-so-good-looking-people. I think dogs can sense that, if a person likes them (FOR REAL and not just because the owner is around) they showed that they like the person too. and if a person doenst like them for real, dogs tend to bark a lot at them :P hehe
@Morticia (419)
27 Mar 07
Yes, of course.. beside all other characteristics, that is the one I like about dogs the most.
@melody1011 (1664)
• India
13 Mar 07
well.... i've got 7 dogs and 5 of them are pretty ok with strangers. One of them infact loves people and will always trouble them to pet him whenever he gets the chance. However one is too scared and runs away whenever people come near him and another is very aggressive. She keeps barking and people and till date just 7 people can touch her. She has even nipped people's ankles on occasions.
@Morticia (419)
13 Mar 07
LoL, seems to me like you actually have a good balance with their tempers:}
@raydene (9874)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Hello Sound like your dog need some training.There are usually dog obedience classes in most towns.A trained dog makes the owner and the dog much happier. We have 3 large dogs,2 goldens and 1 black labs. The 2 golden girls are sweet natured ,will bark to alarm us when we have company but would never hurt anyone. Now the black lab male has an agressive tendences so we had him neutered and if he was not well trained I would be afraid he would bite.We had to work hard on his training and he behaves nicely but I wouldn't trust him if we aren't here and someone came in. Hope that helps R
@Morticia (419)
13 Mar 07
Well, we are trying to calm her down in situations like that, but there is nothing we can do when she starts to plea for attention, for which she is quite eager. Tnx for advice anyway ;} Concerning your male lab, I think that it is actually good that he is so protective; no one should be entering your house without your permittion anyway.
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
13 Mar 07
My dogs will bark at people when they come in the house and even our neighbor when she comes out to give them biscuits. We got them when we lived in apartments, and they would bark at other dogs/people, so we would go over and let them introduce themselves. So the dogs ended up learning that if you bark, you get to go meet them. Ugh. Now they go crazy and we can't break them of it.
@Morticia (419)
13 Mar 07
Hehe, try to teach them that the rules are a bit different now.
@mizrak07 (557)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
My dog is very friendly, I like it but sometimes it worries me too. He is fond of going outside our gate and he likes it when other people pick him up and cuddle him. My worry is they might take him away. He barks too, not for anything but to catch attention. He loves it when he gets attention from people around him.
@ackars (1942)
• India
27 Mar 07
Its highly aggressive towards strangers..Once it almost killed one begger...If my uncle who is living next door hadnt seen that,he should have definitely killed him.We were out of house on that day...