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Does your dog bark when people come to your door? This article has some tips on training your dog to be calmer and more relaxed when people show up at your door. It might be too late to help out with Halloween visitors this year; but people making deliveries might appreciate this training.

The following excerpt is from an article written by Joan Klucha for the North Shore News on October 17, 2010:

For those with reluctant canine trick-or-treaters, Halloween can still offer a good training opportunity.

If your dog shows aggression towards people at the door, it isn’t wise to use the visiting children as a way to help your dog get over this issue. That requires some one-on-one time with a professional trainer. These training tips would be more for those dogs who get excited at the doorbell ringing, people entering the home or if they are slightly fearful of unusual looking people.

It is best that a training partner be available to help, as assisting the children at your front door and teaching Fido how to be calm and relaxed at the same time may be a bit much to handle on your own.

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