Toby is coming up for 2 in November and still very high energy. I readily admit his formal training stopped to a degree during his cancer treatment(the best part of 6 months) One of the issues I have was highlighted last night when I hosted a book group at my house. As soon as he hears a car on the drive or people talking coming up to the house the barking starts. It is incredibly deep and loud! I put him behind the tall stair gate(he can jump a standard gate) which is opposite the front door and the barking then gets manic unless he recognises the person then he stops barking and frantically wags his tail. Most of my friends like dogs so I then let him out and he sniffs them and generally calms down. Last night there was one lady he didn’t take to and every time she tried to engage with him he barked at her(bit embarrassing really) I feel that I should be able to train him to stop barking when I ask him to but I am at a loss as what to do. Yesterday I had a piece of chicken ready to give him when he stopped but he was still so high energy I felt like I was reinforcing bad behaviour. Any suggestions? Next step will be to engage a behaviourist.