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Our 6 month old beagle, Squeegee, has just recently started barking at the front door. We rarely have visitors but live in a townhouse and he hears the neighbors coming and going. We've had him for almost 5 months and he never did this before. Perhaps it's just part of him getting older? I don't want him to be one of those dogs who goes crazy at the door. Any tips for getting him to stop that?
 

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Sorry Vicki, I do not have any advice. My beagles bark at certain people and not others, but they bark at EVERY animal. With 4 of them it is not quiet around here very often.
 

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Winston is 7 months and recently started going crazy for the Mailman. But only the mailman. He'll watch people out the window, but he only barks and runs for the door if it is the mailman. My kids say he does the same thing when I come home, but no one else. Wierd.
 

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Here's what I would try.

Have someone approach your door and when he starts barking tell him No and when he complies Click (with a clicker), reward and praise. Continue doing that and you should see him stop quicker each time looking back at you for approval. Within a short period of time he'll learn not barking when he hears someone outside means reward.

You probably will only get a few tries at a time. He'll quickly learn it's a game so you'll want to throw him off. But do it a couple times a day. I bet within a few days you'll see a drastic improvement.

Report back how it goes.
 
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