Three months ago, I rescued Westie mix (maybe with poodle?). He was owned by a friend and was unfortunately neglected -- not enough food or water. He had a bad urinary tract infection when I got him. He is healed now and a true joy. I have another dog who has a new lease on life since he joined our family.
I live in an apartment complex with lots of dogs. When I take him out (I live in an upstairs apartment and the entry way is open), if he hears anyone, smells anyone, or senses someone was around recently, he starts barking. He barks as he goes down the stairs and during the walk to the sidewalk. Manytimes no one (or dog) is around. Still, he barks his head off. If someone is around, he barks more. I do not know how to deal with this problem. I've never had a terrier before and don't know if that is a factor. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks so much!