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Our puppy Luna is now 6 months and starting to get a little weary of new people visiting our home, she usually barks at them, then keeps away from them when she's calmed down a bit, sometimes she will even let people stroke her for a while then continue barking. She seems to be better once she's met people a few times, I think if people are scared and keep away from her it may make it worse.

So really I am just asking for any advise on how to properly introduce her to new people entering the house? Or other places she is familiar with like my parents house.
 

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Noone? I am getting concerned as we have been having barbeques with quite alot of people at my parents house, to try and socialise her with alot of people at the same time - she has always had alot of people comming around the house as she was growing up so it's not like she hasn't been socialised. But people she's just meeting for the first time/only met maybe once a while ago she is uneasy with at first, she's not sure how to act with them sometimes she'll be loving them stroking her but then the next minute she'll be barking at them again - even biting at them (not hard, but still worrying) has noone experienced this with a 6 month old before? I think it's more of a territorial thing as she is perfectly happy meeting new people on walks/in pet stores etc.
 

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maybe practice by having people that come over offer her a treat of some sort at the door so she will look at visitors as a positive thing?
 

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If you can get the Animal Planet Channel there is a great show " It's Me or The Dog" and the trainer shows exactly how to do what you want with your dog and people.

Here are some links that may help you ...

http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/its-me-or-the-dog/its-me-or-the-dog.html

http://www.amazon.com/ITS-ME-DOG-HAVE-PERFECT/dp/1401308554

http://www.k9magazine.com/k9insider/exclusive-content/victoria-stilwell-its-me-or-the-dog.html

If you will e-mail me directly I can tell you more in detail how to work on meeting people in and out of your house.

My e-mail is: [email protected]
 

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Hi MikeB06. I was wondering if I can email you also about meeting people in and out of the house. We have a 5 1/2 month old male GSD named Link and he has now started barking at people who come in the house even if he knows them.
 

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Maybe Mike can just post it here for both of you, and anyone else.
 
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