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My 10 month old dog has started barking at people

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MidLifeCrisis007 Fri 16-Sep-16 20:42:13

My young Jack Russell/Springer cross is getting all barky. It's a recent development and a very unwelcome one. It seems like he's trying to pretend he's boss and is threatening strangers simply to intimidate them. He did it to a child today and an old woman said I really need to nip this in the bud. She's right!

So do I hit him, shout at him or gently coax him away with a treat?

The last option sounds optimal but realistically would have ZERO chance of success.

Any advice?

Noitsnotteatimeyet Fri 16-Sep-16 22:57:22

Yeah I'd hit him and shout at him - that'd show him who's boss hmm

Blackfellpony Sat 17-Sep-16 17:24:36

He is at the right age for a second fear period and my bets would be on he is scared.

Hitting him will do the opposite of what you want hmm

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