A video would certainly help, but I think it might be difficult to get one in the office when the dog is supposed to be quiet!
I'd try keeping records, in a kind of journal. Are you sure it's just women? Watch the woman your dog is barking at. What is she doing with her eyes? Is she maintaining eye contact with your dog? If so - well, that's a bit threatening in dog language.
One thing I'd do is look up and study the works of Turid Rugaas, especially, the canine calming signals. Here's a list of some of her works:
As someone else said, though, I think it's more commonly men dogs fear, rather than women. Probably has something to do with the deeper voice.
Aha; I wonder if there's something a bit shrill in women's voices! Some frequency that sets your dog off?
Which means, altogether, I have no idea why Kobe barks at women! BUT - that backing off is very typical of a dog who is feeling quite uncertain about the human!
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:03:31 (PST)