My 7 year old akita/ lab mix Skyy is very protective of my mom and certain areas of her home.
I've always heard it's a breed thing, however I'm not sure if that's to blame. She can be very anxious and doesn't like loud noises and any type of hostility aka a teenage sister and 21 year old brother who sometimes express their differences through yelling.
Skyy is a barker when she's trying to be tough. For example, when anyone enters or exits my moms house, Skyy barks. When you go to my mom's room where Skyy sleeps, she barks. Not to mention the daily mailman visits. And this brings me back to my first point. When Skyy is barking it's very aggressive and it is hard to calm her down.
I called a trainer today and it's a bit out of my price range.
Any suggestions, ideas, stories that will help me?