I'm wondering if someone could suggest ways on how to make a dog quiet down? If someone is outside the house or they hear something, I like for them to warn me that there is "something not right" outside. But going on, and on, and on, and on is just really tiresome now. Usually I'd have to remove them and go lock them in my room. Any ideas? As well as when we're out and about (more distractions) would the same thing apply? They see people and start barking, I dont know if its to warn them to watch out or what, because they are really friendly if that person gets close to us and they just want to be pet. Thanks in advance! I'm really trying to make them into model k9 citizens. Recent events have shown me how out of control they are (especially together) and we're trying to change it for the better.