Beulah is not a real big barker. She's good in the house, she doesn't even really care if someone knocks or walks right through the door! But when she is outside, anything on the other side of that fence is going to get barked at bad! The problem is that we live in the city, and people walk past our house all the time, and she just walks with them around the perimeter of the house barking and barking... she isn't vicious, I just want to nip it in the bud before someone gets mad at us. (especially since her FAVORITE thing to bark at is people in wheelchairs, and.. talk about embarrassing!!!) But.. we live in a city, so I don't mind that people are scared of her!!! So what I would like to do, is teach her to not bark, but stand there and glare!!! LOL. She's a lab mix, and I would love her to just stand there and LOOK at them until they leave without barking at them. That way, she can still "protect us" and watch the people, we can still pretend that we have a watch dog (she's wouldn't hurt a fly) PLUS, I have heard that it is better to teach a positive command like "watch" rather than teach a negative like "no barking". Beulah is only outside when we are there, she doesn't hang out there alone. Ideas on how to get this going? I was thinking put her on her leash and when she sees someone and gets all excited, make her "sit" and be quite and then say "watch" Other ideas?