If you are talking about guests coming in she should be leashed or crated until she settles down.
I teach my dogs that once I say "I got this" all noise stops, now. Failure to do so results in being removed to crate or my bedroom.
I allow Shadow to bark at the back fence if there is a person in the alley, because I live in a crappy area and I cannot see behind my garage. Drug deals and stuff. Usually she barks a few times and comes to get me. She shows me I tell her I got this and tell the folks lurking to move along.
In the house, no barking at all unless the situation changes from welcome to unwelcome.
Last edited by Sabis mom; 03-06-2018 at 11:15 AM.