I know Scout and Seijun had a pretty interesting topic going about dominance and barking and such. But I have a question about what Rocky has been doing.
He never ever barked until we got Pugs Lee. Now he does every chance he gets. But my question if about him barking at one person in particular. My sons friend. He barks so mean and sits down stairs and growls and gurggles the whole time he is upstairs with the boys. He has never been mean to him or anything of that sort. But he just continously makes noise while he is here. Is it fear? Alex has been here so many times and it has only been the last few times that he acts so crazy around him. Just curious. I was tired of snapping at him to get him to be quiet. Alex spent the night sat. and Rocky quitely growled all night in our room. Drove me nuts.
Does Rocky usually sleep with your son, or spend time in your sons room? If your sons friend takes time away from rocky's time spent with your son, maybe he's jealous/showing dominant related behavior because of that.
MyPoundPuggle, Cricket does that same thing. There is one person that comes into my house that she will not stop barking at. I have to hold her or put her in my bedroom. I have never been able to figure that out. I have tried letting this person pet her, and even hold her. She doesn't do this with anyone else.
Isn't it weird??? Alex feels horrible about it. I feel sorry for him. We tried putting them in the same room together for awhile and Rocky isn't mean at all, just growls under his breath the whole time. But when Alex first walks into a room the bark is so loud and so obnoxious!!!! He about scares me to death! Alex jumps everytime too!! lol And he has to follow him everywhere like he is checking up on him. I have to make him lay down next to us and keep him there.
I think though with him being in our room sleeping on Sat. he could hear Alex's voice all night, they stayed up playing video games. So he growled ALL night!!!!