I've always had large and medium sized dogs, with one exception, a Basenji, and that's a barkless breed. Last year, we added a very sweet little dog, then about 4 years old, a mixed breed who had been through Craigslist twice and been rescued by a rescue group. We got him from them. We love him tremendously, and he loves the two of us, our mellow Rottweiler, and even the cats.
Oh my, what a barker! I can chill him out with basic obedience training up to a point, but when he gets worked up, he just barks and barks. And did I mention that he barks?
I've used tiny pieces of catfood for treats and sometimes he'll be quiet for those. Or bits of carrot or organic hot dogs.
He's evidently Sheltie and Papillion, and I have learned those are barky breeds. But any tips on handling him would be most welcome!