Thought I would start a little fun discussion on how well you think you dog is a watch dog. I had my lab (Yogi) and golden (Eli) who were GREAT watch dogs. They would alert me in a second if anyone was out walking or if there's a knock on the door, or a car drives up. Now they're gone, and I have Hunter... the biggest wussy dog, ever! He never hears a knock (my Mom came by last night and was knocking on every door --- which I'm SURE he heard, yet he didn't alert me until she was at the door right where I was and said "HELLO?!" One time I came home early and caught him offguard and he was woofing a scared bark. Until he knew it was me, he was so scared!