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So I rescued a dog about a year ago. Dachshund + something mix. He does not behave well and I lack the experience / knowledge to make him stop.
I don't know his past, except that he belonged to a family which gave him up to the shelter because he was poorly behaved around guests. Also his tail was broken and the bone grew back crooked at some point during his year in the shelter; maybe a dog fight ended poorly for him and this scarred him mentally?
He's a sweet little guy around people he's familiar with, but an incorrigible jerk towards strangers and any dog larger than him. Might have something to do with his old injury? But who knows.
When he barks at strangers, I'm very consistent about shouting "No!" and sternly holding him still while giving him an angry look.
This hasn't fazed him, though. He seems to, at some very basic level, be absolutely terrified of big dogs and strange people. He reacts by barking insanely until they're out of sight and I don't know how to train him out of this.
How should I train this little guy to behave? I've done ok at socializing puppies that I adopt young, but this guy doesn't seem to respond well to the usual reinforcements at this point.
tl;dr, I adopted a dog who becomes terrified and barks like mad at strangers and larger dogs. How do I train him to behave well?