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#1 BC Bandit

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:00 AM

Bandit used to bark often when skateborders, bicycles, riding lawnmower wend by.
Not any more!
His hearing is still very good.

Is it normal for older dogs to melow out and bark less?

#2 mbc1963


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:55 AM

Buddy barks much less now, too. I think his reactivity has decreased, but I think he's also now more a curmudgeonly 50-something man, and realized that it's just not worth his effort to get all excited about the neighborhood kids. :)

He also won't chase squirrels or birds anymore. He learned early on that you can't catch them, so what was the point? (Now, groundhogs, you have a chance of catching - they stay on the ground. So they're still a fun chase.)

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