TL;DR - Pippin barking excessively I think it's an issue with insecurity Tried training and been successful so far but VERY slow progress Ignoring NOT an option - riles up Stanley, our other young + impressionable dog Insecurity hindering her progress with socialisation and getting on with Stanley. Any recs for suitable and effective (and preferably not too expensive!) medication for insecure/anxious dogs available in UK would be very much appreciated! Pippin's always been an excessive barker. It drives us insane! I successfully taught her to "speak" and "shhh", and she will do it fairly reliably when she's relaxed and there are no distractions, but at other times she will bark in alarm at the slightest noise, and it takes a while of me whispering "shhhh" to calm her down. I've started to notice that it's an insecurity thing; she'll bark at dogs if they make her uncomfortable, and her ears go back like she's on edge every time she barks at something outside. I'm reliably making her "shhh" around dogs if they aren't invading her space and she's slowly learning that other dogs aren't a threat that we need to be warned of. However, whenever she does bark she seems to put herself on edge. I'm ashamed to say I do get frustrated sometimes, although I know that's the least productive thing to do, especially when it's an alarm bark borne of insecurity. But she barks at cats, birds, dogs walking past the house, noisy children outside, flies, other dogs barking, for attention, when she's excited, at car doors shutting outside, at any little noise; the list goes on and on. It gets to the point that we can't leave the windows open at night because any little noise will set her off. Ignoring her isn't an option because one: it would drive us/our neighbours/absolutely potty 24/7, and two: it sets our other dog Stanley (10-month Springer Spaniel cross) off too. I don't think he'd bark half as much as he does if Pippin didn't. It makes him want to perceive other dogs as threats too; on his own he'll never bark at an approaching dog, but with Pippin there and barking he gets very excited nervous and whines and barks too and pulls on his lead. Same with any sounds/sights out of our front window, she starts the barking off and then he will join in and they keep setting each other off!! Leading up to the title of this thread: I'm reading of other people's experiences with insecure dogs and obsessive barking and people have suggested medication helps dogs that bark anxiously. Can anyone recommend something that might be available in the UK? It might work wonders with helping her get along with Stanley as well, as she is still incredibly intolerant of him due to how anxious and insecure she can be.* I think it probably would be possible to continue just training her without the aid of medication and have a pretty good outcome, but it'd be a lengthy process. I'm the only one in my family that takes an active role in training and I start uni in September, so won't have the time to keep on top of it with training alone so I'm afraid she'll fall back into her bad habits. I feel like appropriate medication may help her to relax, making her less likely to bark in alarm and making it easier to teach her being quiet has a better outcome. I won't have a huge budget so something not so pricey would be ideal! Any tips/advice/recommendations? Thanks in advance, especially if you read all of this it's like an essay, sorry!!! *They are always supervised and if either were becoming exceedingly stressed, we would make arrangements. They are both family dogs and it wasn't my decision to make an addition to the family with Stanley!