How do I deal with a small dog that barks at strangers?

Hi guys, my family and I have a 3 year old shih tzu/bichon mix that barks incessantly at people walking by our house or other dogs walking by the house. It is extremely difficult to take him on walks because the moment he sees a stranger he starts barking at them and tugging his leash and ultimately starts choking... show more Hi guys, my family and I have a 3 year old shih tzu/bichon mix that barks incessantly at people walking by our house or other dogs walking by the house. It is extremely difficult to take him on walks because the moment he sees a stranger he starts barking at them and tugging his leash and ultimately starts choking himself. How can I train him to be quiet when he is barking? It is extremely difficult to bring people over because he just doesn t shut up and scares guests with his barking and even nips at them every now and then.

What can be done?

Thanks to all you guys for your help!
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