I am not sure I can even survive spring break...past 3 o'clock. Rebbie will not stop barking at the kids playing outside. I am going to go nutso! He can't handle it. The blinds are down and he can't see out. He is barking up a storm. A car goes by? Heaven forbid that! LOL. My neighbors play in their yard? No way. I have tried spraying him with water. Nope. I have tried putting him in his crate for a time-out. Nope. I don't know why he feels the need to bark and huff and puff at them. Turning on the tv/radio to drown out the noise helps some but I would rather not have those going 100% of the time.
Any suggestions? Otherwise, it is going to be him or me this summer because I can't take it. LOL.
ETA: I have tried leaving the blinds up so he can actually see that there isn't a threat. No help. He is even starting to bark from his crate(where as, before, he would quiet down).
Last edited by newpugmomma; 03-26-2012 at 06:38 PM.
I'm no help at all, I have 2 major barkers and 1 minor. Buddy and Sophie bark at everything! Oscar only does it something but when he does he gets them going and then the screaming starts (Buddy). I have the TV on pretty much 24/7 and it does help with outside stuff but Sophie despises some commercials so she barks then too. Honestly I wouldn't care so much if we lived in the middle of no where but we have neighbors too. I keep telling myself 3 more years here and we're moving where there are no neighbors. Less to bark at and less bother to other people.
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Mz Tilly doesn't usually bark at noises outside, but she can see out the window and there better not be anyone out there.
She constantly barks at the neighbor visitors. She teaches piano and it is a constant parade of kids and adults.
Ear plugs....for him....or you and your neighbors?
I have a couple that do that here....it makes me thankful for the deaf dogs who sleep peacefully through everything.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas Gandhi
NONE of mine are barkers
I had one and she had to be rehomed before i moved in here
one of the stipulations was the dogs had to be quiet.....
of all the dogs here Gus is the one that has the tendency to bark on occasion
and he is deaf
where there are no sounds out there ......there are lights.......and that is even worse for a deaf dog....
A pugs world is full of play and sleep and of course good food.........
Well, I am going to work on this and try to figure out something so we can co-exist. :) I am going to try pennies in a can. I also read somewhere that banging on a cookie sheet might make enough racket to get him to stop. The water spray stops the behavior...it is just not preventing the behavior.
If I squirt him and he stops barking, do i give him a treat? Will that stop him from barking when he hears a noise?
**If I squirt him and he stops barking, do i give him a treat? **
If you do anything and he stops, he gets a treat ... but give him vocabulary ;-) Equate the treat and the silence with something like 'no bark!' .. says she with the barkingest cattle dog in the county! LOL
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My friend had this problem with her 4 dogs. She went to a Behaviourist (for a few things) But one was the barking. The lady told them that he dogs park at passers by and cars becuase they have a very little window to see and when a person walks by gate and they start barking (the person naturally and most times is not coming in) and the person walks by. To them their barking as made the person keep walking and go away from their house. Same with cars im sure.
In relation to barking at kids; it would be like to the dog ; that the kids are joining in his barking. They are so loud and happy and squeaky that all he thinks it that they are responding.
Do the Victoria Stillwell technique ; teach them "speak" (as in bark) and then teach them "quite" with hand movements. Use Hand movements as he might not always here your command over his own barking and if you shout the command all the dog will think is that you are joining in too.
These might not be the issues with your dog at all ; was just something this behavioralist said about these dogs in particular.
Also if i rem right the "its me or the dog" program ; if you bang something never look them in the eye after the noise as you dont want them to associate you with the loud bang (that they dont like) you want them to associate the barking with the nasty noise.
That's the only reason I love my AC!
Emma is a barker as well. She is still learning to not bark tho.
1st bark "Quiet"
Then she gets rewarded for looking right at what she was barking at and NOT barking.
2nd bark a light smack on the butt/"quiet" is what finishes it
These days I hardly ever get to the 2nd bark anymore.
Afterwords, she usually goes pout in her bed and later on comes back with a toy.
I tried a bark collar with her. Worked great!!! Until it malfunctioned O.O
Returned for full refund, company all called me and said after reviewing the defective product they said they would fully pay for any medical costs if necessary. Good thing is she never was severely injured. She was just very afraid to bark for the next month or so.
I'm curious to try the coins in a can....