why does she go after people?
Our boxer, Ali, has a bad habit of scaring people who are walking by our house. She loves to sit outside on her chain, and it is conveient for us to potty her out there, but when someone walks by, she jumps at them and barks. Last night, she broke her collar, was loose, and was so excited to get to this older lady, that she was jumping and barking at her. The lady got scared and started swinging a stick at Ali. My fiance had to run outside and get the lady to stop, and Ali to leave the poor woman alone. How can we get her to break this behavior? We know she's just trying to guard the house, and we don't think that she would hurt anyone on purpose, but it really scares people, and I'm afraid she'll jump on someone and hurt them on accident. Ali is 18 months old, will this get better with age? Help!