Two years ago this week I adopted a Boston Terrier/Sheltie mix from a rescue group. He was seven months old and when the woman delivered him she said she never heard him bark. He rarely did until this year. Two months ago I rescued a full bred standard Dachshund taken from a kill shelter in WVA by a local rescue group. Turned in because "we have too many dogs". Maybe it was a backyard breeder because Wally is three and was neutered by this rescue group a few months ago. He's laid back, a regular couch potato in the house and in the yard sits and stares at squirrels all day. They walk nicely on our two mile walks every day EXCEPT when we see another dog OR a jogger running towards us. Then they both lunge and bark rabidly, although neither ever has nipped or bitten anyone or any dog. They are just threatening sounding. I don't care if they bark in my yard when someone comes to my house because I want them to be watch dogs in a sense although two 24 pounds dogs aren't exactly scary. It's the constantly barking at other dogs which has me nuts. And the first dog started this before Wally arrives. It's just getting worse. I was thinking of taking a squirt bottle and spraying water on their faces if they start. Another friend said she read ..when you see an approaching dog and they start, immediately turn in the direction away from the approaching dog. Do this every time and they'll get the idea because they actually want to see the dog . Ideas please?