Barking was a huge problem with Lucifer when I rescued him at just over a year old. I have now completely broke him of barking. Now I find out we have a grizzley bear roaming the area and my bf just found bear scat in my yard sooooo..... hoping Lucifer will bark if he sees the bear and scares it away. Meanwhile we are on high bear alert, all trash taken to the dump , no animal food outside and the little ones ( cats and dogs ) do not go out alone and the good old shotgun is locked and loaded . I love living in the middle of nowwhere alaska but stray bears, wolves and other critters come with the deal........