Some Free Tips to Stop a Dog From Nipping and Barking at Houseguests

By: David Codr

Published Date: July 15, 2021

For this Omaha dog training session we worked with Jordy, a 2 year-old Australian Shepherd who nips and barks at houseguests, sharing tips on how to introduce a territorial dog to people in a positive way.

Knowing that Jordi likes to bark at guests, I arranged for his guardian to make sure that he was away from the windows so that I could set up a great greeting. I have come up with a really effective way to stop dogs from getting upset when people visit.

It’s not unusual for dogs to act territorial around their home. Some dogs nip at guests who move while other dogs bark when strangers are at their door. Obviously, no one wants a dog who acts aggressive to friends and other people who visit their home.

As Omaha’s resident dog behavior expert, I have found that the secret to stopping dogs from barking or nipping guests is to create a positive association with them, and that starts with the greeting. Well that, and a ton of really good dog treats, lol.

You can get some tips on how to stop a dog from barking or nipping houseguests by watching the free positive dog training video below.

It was great to see how well Jordy responded to this technique to stop dogs from being reactive to guests. The great thing about this positive dog training exercise is that anyone can do it. You don’t have to be a professional Australian Shepherd dog trainer to do it.

We covered a number of other dog behavior tips in this in-home Omaha dog training session. To help the guardians remember them all, we recorded a roadmap to success video that you can watch below.

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