How do you show a dog a stranger to them is okay if they are with you?

We have a border collie/Austin that is very protective around us and we need her to know it's not okay to act that way when we don't need her to. When someone is around the house that she doesn't know she runs around and growls and barks and in some cases she's tried nipping at your heels but she hasn't actually bitten anybody yet but we want to prevent that. We think she may have been abused in the past if that affects her behavior in this. She may have separation anxiety too but we aren't sure. She is also very stubborn and doesn't like to listen. Also we are trying to work on her to keep her from jumping and being extremely hyper and crave a lot of attention too if anybody knows how to help with that. Thank you

Asked by Member 1199115 on Nov 12th 2013 in Other Behavior & Training
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You should look at dog whisper show (it is on nat geo wild). Take your dog to training they have training for dogs that has aggression. Is your dog spayed? Dogs that are spayed are usually less hyper and aggressive. You have to be the pack leader for your dogs, start now or never. I hope this helps I would look into training.

Romeo answered on 12/7/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer