Video: Why Does A Dog Bark At Strangers Only In The Presence Of The Owner?
Question: Why does a dog bark at strangers only in the presence of its owners, and when none of us sees it, it can bark a little, or maybe even be silent? Can we explain to her that we need to bark not only when, when we see her?
Answer: Your young dog lacks self-confidence. Considering herself a full member of the family, she is convinced that only together you are strong. That is why she is so active with your support. Ask someone unfamiliar to the dog to tease her. Just do not frighten in any way. At the first, even timid manifestations of aggression, the "attacker" must feign fear and retreat, then you appear and joyfully praise the dog. In the first lessons, be close (in the house), but do not show up first. If the dog is confused, go out with exclamations ("good", "stranger"). Help drive away the enemy so that the dog does not develop the habit of barking. For one and the same "attacker", performing this role should be changed.
Source: Tatiana Lipatova, "Cat and Dog" newspaper