alert barking and barking at strangers and people at door
Thats a long title. Probably won't fit.
Probably most people dont mind their dogs barking a few times at strangers and people at the door, but we live in a place where I need me dog to be friendly with ALL strangers. My 6mo male lab has started to alert bark when startled or when strangers come by. He is easily hushed and only barks a few times....not some big problem. But I want him to sit and watch not bark at all. Anyone else have tips on steering this in a different direction while he is still little and its minor? So far we are just coreccting verbally for the barking and trying to reward quiet behavior if we catch it in time before the barks. Strangly my GSPs have all been really easy going and not bothered by strangers. Also I should add this pup as all my pups go around to tow and car rides and puppy class etc. Not isolated, and the issue is nor on leash out and about but mostly at home, in yard and some off leash with my husband at "the barn"