I was downstairs working today. Since I have to wear headphones I often don't hear certain things going on around me. Bandit started to growl and act upset. He was looking toward the stairs which lead up to our front door. He seemed insistent that I pay attention to him. When I'm home alone I don't tend to just open the front door before doing a window check. He stood at the front door and growled some more so I went upstairs and took a look out the front window. I saw no one so went back to the front door where Bandit persisted in being on alert with ears perked upright and continuing to growl. I held on to his collar as I opened the front door. Sure enough, someone had been by. There was a box sitting on the porch, left by the UPS man. Bandit saw the box and seemed greatly relieved. Me, too.
When Bandit growls it's more of an afraid growl than an angry growl.
I heaped praise on Bandit and told him how happy I was with him, that he did such a great job of alerting me to something I'd not been aware of. This was the first time he had ever done anything like this. He's growing up!
Our tough guy!