I just wanted to know if this is normal behavior and if your dogs do it. Maverick barely ever barks unless he needs out of the crate at night to pee which is rare OR someone is at the door that he is not familiar with. I live in an apt complex so there are neighbors across the hall and whenever he hears them he goes to the door and gives a GROWL and a BARK. He does this if they are my guests as well but as long as i allow these people into my place maverick goes back to normal and wiggles his but and wants to be friends. Is it normal to bark when someone comes close to the home? He does this growl/bark combo and it's a big boy voice. Youd think i have a full grown male rotti in here and it's just little old 42lb maverick. Travis says that he is just being protective and not aggressive and that it isnt a problem. He prefers this so that people are deterred from entering. We dont live in that great of a city...were students lol.