Leo is the worst guard dog
Leo is many things, but one thing he is not is a guard dog. He doesn’t have one aggressive bone in his body. The only thing Leo has going for him that makes him seem intimidating is his 95 lb, muscle-packed body. If he barked or growled, he would seem more intimidating too because he has a very loud and thunderous bark, but we can only get him to bark or growl with a little encouragement during intense playtime sessions.
Luckily, Leo isn’t afraid of unfamiliar people. In fact, he sees every person as an opportunity for love and attention. Leo is also very adamant about meeting every dog he sees (meaning he stops walking until I let him go say hi). With Leo, I don’t have to worry about him reacting negatively to other people and dogs. He is such an easy-going, good boy that anyone could reach into his food bowl or grab a bone right out of his mouth and he would sit there with a wagging tail hoping you’ll give it back to him.
Leo is also not territorial at all. If he hears anyone approaching our door he’ll stop what he’s doing and look towards the door, excitedly. If they knock, he stands by the door (tail wagging, always) and waits for me to open it up. He always enthusiastically welcomes any guest into our home, especially the pizza delivery person.
These are all great qualities that make Leo such a great dog; however, they do make him one of the world’s worst guard dogs