Originally Posted by marko
Hmm maybe some people with additional training skills can weigh in but I think it's more realistic to allow your dogs to bark a couple of times when someone is at the door - but not incessantly.
They are hardwired to protect you by barking just as you are hardwired to fight or flee when something scares you. Changing something that is hardwired in dogs (or people) is very difficult.
Just try to get a terrier to stop digging for example.
If I were you I'd work on getting them to bark just a couple of times but to be quiet when you tell them to. Just my opinion tho.
That's exactly what I said in my post, that barking is normal and I don't mind a bit of barking (at the house here, I don't mind it at all, they bark, then its done with) its the non stop barking when someone is at the door. I don't mind that they bark, it lets me know someone is there. However, they don't stop for some time, and its that barking I would like to get under control.