Oh I feel your pain. We have a barker, screamer, then pee on something pug here. We live like hermits, lol. Blinds shut all day and night, and while we are out they get to listen to soft music. Couldn't leave the tv on when not home, just in case there is a commercial or show with a mean horse on it.
And sorry but I gotta say, I don't think I could resort to a smack on the butt or a bark collar, but that is just my opinion.
Best of luck to you and if you get any results, please do share.
It's more of a light tap that says "hey! I told you to do something and I mean it!"
Bark collar was hubs idea, I wasn't a big fan of it, but at the time we had complaining neighbors and it was one of the quick fixes without getting her "barker" removed or facing "disturbing the peace" charges.
I thought mya was the only one who didn't like horses! there's an ad on tv, she used to bark SO loudly and try to attack it, then run around behind the tv to look for the horse!, she also didn't like other dogs on tv, specific animated fish, sheep....probably more too! also didn't like the tv show Bananas In pjamas! (Australian show) and of course other dogs on tv!
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My two pugs are "moderate" barkers. They have a full view of the front yard through a big 50" x 70" window. Their attitude seems to be "How dare you come into, walk by or even LOOK at our yard!". The sight of people anywhere sets Kiska off and Buddy usually follows. They stop once the offender is gone but I too have given-up on trying to stop them. They're just doing what dogs do and it really doesn't bother me too much.
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