Solution for Doorbell Barking
If you’ve got a dog who just won’t shut up when the doorbell rings I wanted to point you in the direction of a short but good article from a trainer who trained her Border Collie how to stop barking at the door.
You can see her article here: Solutions for Doorbell Barking
The thing I like about this short article is that it addresses the dog’s emotional state, and the hi adrenalin rush that some dogs get from hearing the doorbell ring, and offers you a simple replacement behavior for how to reduce a dog’s adrenalin rush when he hears the doorbell ring.
However, I do think it’s important to note that the reason this stratagy was effective, was because the trainer new the exact cause of the behavior she was trying to cure.
The Border Collie in this article did NOT have an aggression or territorial issue. She had an adrenalin rush issue, which is why the the technique was effective at finally being able to stop the barking.
If the Border Collie was barking out of territorial aggression, then this training example would not have been effective, and she would have had to take a different approach that addressed her dog aggression issues instead of her ability to stay calm.