Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
For the door, I wouldn't open the door until CJ stops barking. When he first barks, go to the door - stand in front of it with CJ in back of you to show that you are in charge of the door. Have CJ sit - when he keeps barking - say "enough" - put your hand on the top of his nose that may have a quieting effect. Then open the door. For the recall, if it is just in the backyard - then practice with higher value treats and also releasing him. So,it doesn't always mean to come inside and outdoor time is over. If you have classes in your area, you may want to sign up now it is a good time for that with CJ starting his adolescence.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006