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Old 12-20-2012, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My pup Presley is eight months old and barks non stop. It started with him barking when he wanted to play, then when we were eating and now it's all the time. I don't know how to get him to stop. We have tried playing with him, giving him bones, ignoring him and putting him on time out. It seems to happen more often then. Any suggestions on how to get him to stop?


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Old 12-20-2012, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't take this the wrong way, but he sounds bored.
How much exercise is he getting?
Takes a lot to wear out an 8 month old.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh no offense taken. We walk him everyday and that's why we tried playing with him and giving him bones to naw on. Doesn't help, once he's done it's back to barking.


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Old 12-21-2012, 01:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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How much do you walk him? I have an 8 mo old and we go for approx 2.5-3 miles worth of walks a day and its still not enough. He literally runs and plays fetch for 2 or more hrs at night. If he lays down at all, it's a rarity . I say 1. He needs more attention, more exercise and more stimulation and 2. He needs to be shown who's boss. I know there is a lot of controversy over shock collars but it has REALLY made an improvement with our boxer pup. He rarely ever barks- that's not been the problem, he's just very stubborn and likes terrorizing our 15 lbs schnauzer and he's 65 lbs already. I would also advice NILF training- nothing in life is free. Tyson has to sit for everything - and I mean everything- sit before he eats, sit before he comes in from outside, sit to get his leash on, sit to get his toy thrown and it's really helped us establish boundaries. I feel like ur guy is just barking because he's bored and also because he's trying to be dominant.


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Old 12-21-2012, 09:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Brandi is a straight sass pot she barks for a belly rub/back /butt scratch, to go out, to play ,if some one stole her toy and wont give it back, someone else is on my lap, I get a hug/back rub or any attention from my OH, she wants a longer walk, you chose when I come in the door she has to tell me all about her day for the first 5 minutes I am home you may just have a sassy one my other two only if being totaly ingored then will they woo woo for attention but they do not bark at me like she does good luck you can either ingore it or try to find something that works and when you do please share it LOL
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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We try to exercise our guy as much as possible. We walk about two miles a day if possible and play with him every night. I definitely think he is trying to push the limits with us. He has a very strong personality and tries to be the boss of the house. We did puppy classes and are starting regular dog training after the holiday. Just looking for some advice to stop the barking in the mean time. I wouldn't mind if he bark to be protective but that's not the case, it's just at us. Thanks!


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Old 12-22-2012, 08:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Try a citronella collar. And I would never give him anything when he was barking at me... Then he thinks that's how he gets the attention, interaction, bones etc.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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None of my fur babies have ever been big barkers. They'll bark if they are playing, if someone is at the door or at the fence or if they want to go outside/come inside. Maggie would bark if we told her "speak" but Pheona & Murphy won't even do that one.
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A method that had always work for me is the Air Horn. I don't have to do it so much. He start barking and I say with a low voice, but firm quiet!, of course he is not going to stop, them I said again Shhhh! Firm also, now, I have in my hand the Air Horn, said again firm looking at his eyes, Quiet! Doesn't stop sound the horn making sure he see it. Maybe it need to be done two or three times. Now, I am in the step with Bruno that I said quiet! And he looks to see if I have the Air Horn lol, as soon he barks again and I said Shhh! He shut up, he knows the next step is the air horn. I did it with all my dogs and now when Bruno is barking and doesn't stop, Emma looks at me when I said quite, like oh no, this guy is not listening and mom is getting piss.lol
Maybe, is not the best method, but as I said after they learned to listen to your command, you don't need to use it in your pet'slifetime. I was very surprise that Emma still remember it!


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Old 03-21-2013, 10:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Pet smart has an ultra sonic egg device that emits a high pitch sound only dogs can hear when they are barking. My girlfriend uses it and loves it. Works really well.


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