so today at work i'm closing up, it's about 7:30, and nobody is supposed to be coming in, which is good because i'm there alone, and it's kinda not a well lit/traveled area. tre is off leash in the training room when i see this truck pull up, so i backtie him by the desk.
this guy comes in, really shady...dirty, big black jacket, acting sketchy. he comes up to the desk, trying to sell me kennels or something, i don't know. up until this point tre is wagging his tail, wanting to give this stranger kisses...the usual. but then when this guy comes real close to the desk that i'm standing behind (bear in mind that at this point i'm notably uncomfortable and just trying to get the guy to leave) tre stops being goofy, steps right in between us, looks right up at the guy, and starts doing a perfect, calm, controlled, serious bark and hold!
whoa! he's only worked those a few times, and when had it was on cue, i didn't tell him to do anything, and he just read into me and did it! needless to say, the guy finished his business quickly and left, and i was SOOOOOO proud of my boy! didn't get crazy, didn't ignore the situation, acted just how i would have wanted him to...what a saint! good instincts! good to know i'm safe. here's some pics of practice!