Old-timer here. It has been a loooong time since I've posted on the Nest Boards. Wow these look different these days.
Anyhow - I have a pet question -
We have a new pup who is 9 months old and a rescue. She's a 14lb terrier mix - mostly cairn terrier - maybe westie too. Super cute and we adore her. I have no idea what life was like for her before we got her, but for us at home she is quiet, never barks, a lovable sweetheart, great with my girls. And then. . she barks like mad when someone comes to the door, if we're out for a walk and she encounters people, or - oh man, at the vet. She barked constantly in the waiting room. Would not shut up. It's not a vicious bark - and she doesn't bite - if the stranger approaches her she'll lick their hand and then back up and keep barking. I wouldn't care if she barked and then stopped, but she just keeps barking. I think she's fearful, but I'm not sure how to change it. A bark collar? Would that work? And that wouldn't stop her from being fearful, right? We're new dog owners so any advice you have is welcome. I want to be able to walk her down the street without her barking like a lunatic.
Here's a pic of our girl. Love her!