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My 6month gsd barks at everyone while on walks. Deep barks. I live in a small city. If someone comes out of their house, she will stop, sit, and continuously bark at them until they are out of site. Its quite emberassing telling her "no" or trying to get her to move and she doesnt listen. No treat is as high value to her. My neighbors are labeling her "aggressive" I can see it in their faces. I know we should start walks in low stimulating places, but there really isn't a place and people don't really come out much. How do you get her focus off of people because its getting really emberassing and I think my neighborhood is starting to look at us like a nuisance.
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You have a good doggy. I would not stop her from barking unless it's a small child.. If your embarrassed about it, consider another breed. GSDs are protective and alerting..........
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That's not good... If she got loose I'm sure she would most likely bite someone if she's that aggressive for no reason and the owner would get sued. Just someone in their garden and she's barking is not normal. If her owner is threatened or she is then okay. But I wouldn't encourage her barking at people for no apparent reason.
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How do I get her to stop?
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Either a training class or one of those mussel leashes. I suggest the mussel leashes first just to try it out. It's suppose to redirect dogs focus when walking.
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Im emberassed because I tell her not to do it and she doesnt listen. Today I was walking her home and see my neighbor with his little kid in the sidewalk. She started it from across the street. She never barked at a kid before so I know she was barking at the dad. I have a feeling it makes him uneasy. We want her to protect the home, but at the same time we want her to know who to bark at and who not to. I dont think the neighbors are willing to meet her. They have been intimidated since she was 10 weeks old.
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You have a good doggy. I would not stop her from barking unless it's a small child.. If your embarrassed about it, consider another breed. GSDs are protective and alerting..........
Hahaha wow. If your dog barks at everything and you are actually proud of that then I feel sorry for you....

And your neighbors.
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You need to find out what is causing the barking, when you find that out you can fix why they are barking and the barking will go away then. You want to fix the cause not the symptom!

Try looking up some private trainers in your area, get numbers, contact them and ask them questions on their training style-describe your dog a bit, see what they say. You want to try and find a good fit for you and your dog.

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Tried ecollar teainer and all positive trainer. Gonna meet in the middle with Leeburg style. She barks at people in general. Up close her ears go back and she wants to lunge at them playfully. Trying to socialize as much as possible.
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Hahaha wow. If your dog barks at everything and you are actually proud of that then I feel sorry for you....

And your neighbors.
Pretty much! A dog that barks at "everything is pretty useless as a "guard dog."
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