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I recently moved to a ground level apartment, and out of respect for neighbors I try to keep my dogs from incessantly barking. They aren't THAT bad, and not bad at all at night. but during the day, if they look out the window and see someone, or hear a car door shut in the driveway, they bark like crazy!

So I rush out to them and try to quiet them down and divert their attention, but it keeps happening. Any advice on how I can curb this behavior?
 

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Get a window film so they can't see out.

I would also recommend setting up situations where you are treating them as people walk by so that you can counter condition them to it happening. So someone walks by = treat. I did this when I moved to our new complex and it's helped a lot. I also have a treat machine set up by the sliding glass door so that when people walk by, I can hit the button and the treats are delivered to them.
 

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We had the same problem when we moved to our new condo. Our dog was unfamiliar with all of the new people and dogs. As a result, he saw them all as threats and would bark when they would walk by.

To get over this, we did as ZoesMom said, in that we put a film up over the door so they couldn't see out. In addition, we tried to get him to meet as many of the neighbors and their dogs as possible. The barks soon turned into excited whimpering - which was much more tolerable.
 
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