If I check and no one is outside or anything is going on inside - I pick up the spray bottle and
show it to him... and he stops.
When he is inside He barks at deer, G hens but not at neighbors dogs. Except his arch enemy.
If inside he has gone through the back screen door but only once. After the downhill cat.
If outside He jumps at the downhill cat.. does his "shake his head with ball in mouth aggression" then walks away.
I want him to bark if someone is at the gate, walking down the road - be it a horse with people, dog(s), walkers with/without dogs, with or without bicycles. And delivery folks, for they come to porch.
Outside - skateboarders he ignores. LOL
Cars and motorcycles he ignores but pickups put him on lookout for Boy.
Oh yeah he barks at me as I walk past the library window to get the mail. I wave at him and he stops and goes lays down. LOL
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