Dogs take many cues from us, and attitude can define a whole new realm of behaviors!
IN the last several months, a couple of our dogs have escalated a behaviour that many people dislike – barking when someone comes to the door. Its not just the front door where visitors come in but our business entrance which is the workshop or what used to be the car garage. Over the year or so that we have had increased traffic through this entrance, the dogs have learned that people and other dogs come in that way. Not only that we installed an old cow bell from the 1940s as a door bell, which is loud when people ring it correctly. That really gets them going.
The other thing that indicates to the dogs to start barking is either me or my husband moving quickly towards the door or talking with a raised voice to each other. Sometimes we aren’t even moving quickly or talking loud at all…
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