I own a rough collie puppy who is about 8 months old and recently she started barking excessively. She lives in our yard and our fence towards the street is not solid so she can see everything that is going on there. The main problem is with the front neighbor, every time Fido sees their car or the neighbor she starts barking and doesn't stop until they are out of her sight. This is very annoying because her voice is high pitched and loud. None of the neighbors have complained yet, but I'm sure it's because they are polite but if this keeps going on they will definitely ask me to shut her up. I'm worried because I have no idea how to keep her silent. She doesn't act like this when for example we are on a walk, on a leash outside she is very obedient.
When she starts barking all I can do is approach her and calm her down, but she usually starts over in a few minutes. When the front neighbor spends half his day washing his car outside it's like a nightmare. Any tips would be appreciated!
on Jul 16th 2013
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Contact a trainer immediately.
Howard answered on 7/25/13. Helpful? / 0