Originally Posted by Choochi
Teach them a place command. Set up a bed big enough for both of them and teach them that every time some one comes to the door they are to run to their place and sit there quietly, for which they get treats.
Barking at a perceived intruder is normal, barking obsessively can be a learned behaviour.
Why are you against collars but ok with a device on a wall that works based on the exact same principal as a bark collar except that it is on a wall where it is actually less effective?
I am against it because sadly Theo has seizures and I do not want anything around his neck. I was really referring to the collars that spray citronella into their faces. Before I purchase any device, I will certainly do my research. I do like the idea of teaching them to go to their "place" when someone comes to the door as I said I don't mind some barking, it is what dogs, its the excessive barking I need help with.