Duchess, my rescue puppy, is an octogenarian…at least. Her joints are a bit stiff and she no longer runs everywhere. But she can run full speed in her sleep.
She only barks once in a blue moon. But she barks consistently in her sleep.
She has growled twice in her entire life and once she was sleeping!
Conclusion: Duchess is a much better guard dog when she is asleep than when she is awake. We are thinking of moving her bed to the rug in the entry way and that way she can also trip any unwelcome intruders.
Same author with some fun, quirky thoughts to make you smile!