Originally Posted by Juke99
OK....sorry to ask so many questions but...
Could be a number of things...could just be a burst of energy...if it's the first thing in the morning...or when you come home...you might want to try to burn some of that energy off first.
Also, you might want to break the habit of opening the back door and letting her run out...make it a case where she waits at the door and walks along side of you.
Work on the "come" command which you should be able to get regardless of what is happening. It could be a life saver some day.
My nickel bet is that she's got a lot of energy that needs to be tapped out.
Do you get the sense that it's "social" barking or property guarding?
And always remember, it's better to replace the behavior with a more suitable one that to just try to negate it.
I'd say it's more of a guarding thing.