Stella seems to be very territorial. I live in a condo and I have to tie her up outside my front door when she needs to potty. We live on a corner and there's a lot of foot traffic on our avenue.
When she's outside, she barks like crazy whenever anyone walks by and goes nuts if they have a dog or two with them. It drives me bonkers. She knows what "no barking" means and if I'm in the doorway watching, she doesn't bark at people but she still does if they have dogs. I make her come in whenever she barks but it doesn't seem to deter her if I'm not looking.
Another problem is my dining room picture window also faces this avenue and she can see it from my living room picture window as well. Again, if I'm in the room and say no barking, she doesn't but if I'm not there, look out. I'm entertaining the idea of a bark collar. Has anyone had any success with them? Which kind would you get if you were to get one? They have the ones that spray lemon or citronella, the kind that emit a sound when they bark and also the one that sends a current, although I don't want to really go that way.
I do plan to talk to my vet about it next month when she goes in for her yearly checkup.
Help, she doesn't bark at all when we're alone in the house and no one walks by. She doesn't bark at other people when we're out walking either. It was a snowy but nice quiet winter
But, now that Spring weather has arrived, more and more people are out. I'm dreading the summer when there are twice as many people going by.
ETA: She also barks at people when they come in the house, especially if it's a man. She's never been hurt or frightened by one, we just don't get many men visitors unfortunately
She barks until she realizes they're ok and then is as quiet as can be. Is she protecting me or what's going on? My girlfriends and family think it's funny and play with her for awhile when they come until she settles down. It's nice they love her but she needs to learn not to bark like that.