My collies bark when a stranger approaches the house, when a car pulls in the driveway, or when a strange animal comes into the yard. I can tell from their bark which it is. When I tell them "it's okay", they stop. I call them my furry doorbells. Any collie can be trained to only bark at appropriate times. Any bored, neglected dog will have undesirable behaviors, like barking.
Answered by nccollies - 6/25/2013 9:56:40 PM