Identify why your dog barks at visitors. Common triggers include fear, territorial instincts, or excitement
Teach your dog basic obedience commands like "sit" and "stay." Obedience training establishes control over their barking.
Gradually expose your dog to visitors in a controlled manner. Familiarity reduces anxiety and reduces excessive barking
Use treats and praise to reward your dog when they remain calm during visitor arrivals. Positive reinforcement enhances good behavior
Designate a quiet area for your dog to retreat during visits. A safe space eases stress and minimizes barking
Yelling or punishing your dog for barking may worsen the behavior. Stay calm and patient during the training process
Playing white noise or soothing music can help drown external sounds, reducing the stimuli that trigger barking