There are several things you can try to stop your dog from barking when people enter the house:

  1. Train your dog to associate the arrival of people with good things, such as treats or toys. This can be done through a process called “counterconditioning.”
  2. Use a command such as “quiet” or “enough” to interrupt the barking and redirect your dog’s attention. Then, reward your dog for remaining quiet.
  3. Use positive reinforcement to reward your dog for calm, quiet behavior when people enter the house.
  4. If your dog barks at people when they enter the house, try having them enter quietly and ignore the dog for a few minutes before acknowledging it. This can help your dog learn that people coming in isn’t a big deal.
  5. Consider using a head halter or body harness to help you better control your dog’s movements and behavior.
  6. If your dog’s barking when people enter the house is a serious problem, you may want to consider seeking the help of a professional dog trainer or behaviorist. They will be able to work with you to determine the underlying cause of the barking and develop a plan to address it.