Posted: 20 May 2016, 10:17
Winnie has started barking a lot more! Her triggers are the door bell, knocking and seeing next door on the drive (through the glass in the kitchen door). She used to bark when she heard the door bell or someone knocked and stopped when she saw who it was and settled back down. Now she barks for quite a while after the person has entered, it's really loud!! I am a child minder so people are coming and going quite regularly through the day. She is in the kitchen through the day and has clear view of the front door, down the hall way. Any advise on how to temper it? She is quite shy by nature and I'm wondering if the barking is her being nervous. I've tried ignoring it and then giving her lots of attention when she settles back down but my husband tells her to "shhhh".