Barking and learn to stop it
So Eyja is now 9 months old, she likes dogs, cats, birds, kids and people. BUT only those she knows : cats of my parents, dogs from the dog park, my family and people she saw me with. In the street, in or without the leash, she barks at dogs, kids who run around her, and people. This happens especially when I'm at my parents'house ( empty streets, lack of noises, lot of nature etc... so when a poor neighbor go outside it's like she was thinking : "Oh my god ! Someone here ! It can't be real ! That's pretty suspect !" ). When we are in my town ( big big town ) with noises, people, cars, she only barks at dogs she can't go "smell".
I've only encourage this at the beginning when she barks at weird guys running close to us. But I think she extended this to everyone u__u
So I put myself in anger when she doesn't listen to me after saying 3 "stop it" in a calm manner.
But I think I'm wrong, I don't calm her. But it's pisses me of sometimes, especially when it's calm kids ( who don't run or scream ), and calm dogs.
So, now, I take some pieces of cheese and when we saw something, or someone, we keep walking and when she turn her head from the person or the dog, to turn her head to me, I give her a piece of cheese.
It works well, and when I heard a debut of growling, I say "stop" and she is more receptive because when she turns her head to me, she wins something very tasty.
But is there anything else I can do to improve it ?
And how do you guys learn it to stop and bark at command ?