Q. Hi, we got a shelter puppy born August 17 the. She is a female and our 3 year old Shepherd and her play constantly, but when she sees us she barks

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A. It may just be that your puppy is very excited during play, so barks at you to try and encourage you to play as well! She is also at the age where starting an obedience class is great as it can help you and her to bond, and teach her some of the basic skills toward becoming a great adult dog. Your puppy may naturally calm down some as she ages, however if you do not like the barking, it is best to not acknowledge it, and instead give attention when she is calm or patient, so that she learns calm behavior gets her attention instead!

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