When in the house and she looks like she wants outside, I let her out, she immediatly starts her behvior all over again. When I go to work I put her in an outside kennel, she starts barking an whining. When I get home and I let her out, she jumps, bites and gets in between my legs and almost trips me. What can I do to help her with her anxiety? I had similar problems with my rottweiler. I couldnt leave the room without him following me or whining when he couldnt see me. Then I'd walk into the front room so he could still see me. I repeated this and gradually increased the amount of time he would be waiting in a seperate room.
Keep the time random ie 30 secs then 2mins then 1 min then 5 mins then etc once he'd got the hang of this excersize i walked out shut the door so he couldnt see me then opened it straight away then you gradually increase the time you can spend apart with the door shut. My dog can now sleep in a seperate room or be shut away if we have guests that are nervous of dogs. Our female never did this before we got Maxie. He gets excited when he sees you put on your shoes because he knows he will go for a walk, also when my husband comes home from anywhere I just ordered a clicker from Amazon that will be here in 2 days.
How do I use it effectively? I am reader from Taiwan. I think your article "How to Stop Unwanted Barking" is great. May I translate in Chinese and post in my own blog?
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Such good article should share to more people. I think, that Unwanted Barking - it isn't problem. Dog if a friend of man. When dogs are barking, they speak with you. Contact with your dogs is very important I think. In conclusion, I want to mention that barking is very dood and funny While some of the techniques may seem cruel such as not saying good-bye to your dog when you leave keep in mind that this only seems cruel to YOU but that your dog does NOT think the same way that you do; it is NOT cruel to your dog.
Hi, i got my 2 year old dog Rufus from a rescue centre 3 weeks ago, and he seems like the perfect dog. Yet whenever we go out the neighbours have told us he continually barks and howls throughout the day. They are getting really fed up and i cant blame them! The problem is we are struggling to train this behaviour, as he never barks when we are there ad we have never caught him in the act!
He is quiet as a mouse when we are home! When we arrive home, he cries and whines and leaps all over us and is obviously distressed.
He is happy to be in a different room from us when we are in the house, and is silent at night time when we lock him away from us. We try sneaking out but he can hear our key in the lock! I have exactly the same problem with my rescue dog which I got 2 weeks ago.. My dog does the same thing This is one of the behaviors that is symptomatic of Separation Anxiety but this does not mean that it is full-blown canine separation anxiety.
There are several approaches to treating it, but all center around making the dog feel more comfortable being left along. Medication is appropriate in a small percentage of cases and a qualified veterinary behaviorist can advise if this is the case. If you Google "canine separation anxiety" you will find some ideas, including making departures and returns low-key, giving your dog things to pass the time while you are gone, and creating a safe place for your dog possibly inside your home in a dog-proof room or crate.
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Since Brodie will be quiet if you pull over I would suggest multiple rides planned so you can pull over and stop as soon as there is any barking [think pulling on a leash and being a tree]. Also, plan to go PAST the 'best spots' to somewhere less exciting to him, haul out a book or knitting and just enjoy yourself for a while -do not take him out- and then go home. If he manages to be quiet, have a nice walk somewhere or even stop at the best spots. You just want to not reward barking. Also, if you can train him to hold a toy or another incompatible behavior that could help.
Another suggestion is to heavily reinforce 'quiet' when the radio is on and then play the radio in the care. I would also put the barking on cue and let him bark his head off when learning cued, and then just not give the cue very often. I have a 2 year old, 20 pound terrier mix. He has had basic obedience training, has always been socialized with other dogs and has some exposure to children walking in the neighborhood, walking trails, etc.
He seems to have a fear of children that worries me.
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When we are walking and a child goes near him, he jumps away and tries to hide behind me. When our friend brought her 3 year old daughter to our home recently, he barked at her so much that it made her cry.
We had to remove the dog from room as the child was quite afraid of him. On another occasion we were at my parent's home when a friend's grandchild came over.
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He barked constantly at the child then as well. I tried to bring the child over to let the dog sniff him. He did but was clearly nervous so I didn't push it. After a while, I had the child give the dog treats and he did accept them from the child and seemed to do a little better. Does anyone have any advice on training the dog not to bark and be fearful of children? I want to expose him to them as much as possible but I don't want him to frighten the children either.
I need some advice with my older girl..
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Her barking has become a huge problem. She used to be very good in the cage and or crate. As she has becomes older we cut her a lot more slack and that has led to what appears to be a very spoiled dog situation. We travel in a MH and her barking,howling, whining and wailing are getting very intense. She is a poodle and the other dog is a poodle as well but sleeps quietly in her crate she will be three yrs.
It seems to be major separation anxiety as she will remain quiet if I am near the cage. She will totally leave the area and ignore me if I am in the motorhome but I better not try to leave There has to be a way that I haven't tried or something I am missing in my approach. Please help.
sumpbalyparty.cf A man who is new to our obedience class is deaf. He can speak but not much and can't hear much, if anything. He has a nice 9-month-old GSD that likes to jump on him and his kids and barks a lot at children when they are on the street. The owner can feel the barking through the collar but if he's distracted, I'm not sure he always knows when it's started. We are going to have him click and treat when the dog looks at him, on the principle that the dog can't bark and eat at the same time.
I also told him that when he sees a distraction like that approaching, he should get the dog's attention and give a sit signal. I now this is an old comment but I thought I'd put my two cents in since I went through a very similar thing with one of my dogs. With Phoebe, it was buses, dogs, bridges etc that were setting her off every time we went anywhere. Phoebe was responding to things she could see out the window so I'd tried experimenting with various makeshift blindfolds until I asked at my local pet supply store and they suggested a new product called the "Calming Cap".
It's made my Gentle leader and turned out to be a bit of a challenge to find but it seems to be available online now. It goes over the dog's face in the car and fastens around their collar. There is a mesh "window" in the spandex-y cap that obscures some but not a of the dog's vision. With the cap on, Phoebe lies down in the car and rests her head on her paws. Brodie's problem barking behavior is limited to a very specific situation- driving in the car to fun places -which is pretty much everywhere we go- he even loves going to the vet, although agility locations and the woods where we usually walk are the worst.
Most locations, its a few barks as we get there, no big deal.
For the higher level locations, it is a bigger problem- at least for my ears! Unfortunately, he's got a piercing tone to his bark that goes right through me. Covering the crate doesn't work- he still knows where we are. I've tried giving him something to chew on-stuffed Kongs, marrow bones, pigs ears, bully stix- he won't touch it, though he chews like a maniac at home. He won't take treats tossed into his crate- even wonderful extremely high value ones.