Hey guys I have a 9 month old puppy. From day one I was very strict about his barking. Every time he barks, I stop playing, leave the room or put his leash on and put him in a corner of the room so…Continue
"Update on Chico: I guess after 11 month of practice he finally understand barking is not OK to get attention. I pretty much catch him right before he is going to start barking. He kind of does a silent bark first so as soon as he does that I put my…"
"Thanks Bev will give that a try. He's really not that bad. Has gotten much better. When I wrote this question initially he had just gotten neutered so I think his hormones were playing a role. He barks now but will stop if immediately if I show…"
"Cassie is a barker, too. It's not easy to cope with. No amount of training strategy makes an awful lot of difference, other than putting my hand on her back gently but firmly and being quiet until she quiets down.
Have you thought of trying to…"
"I would also suggest when he barks inappropriately that you refocus him on some activity that you would like such as training sit, shake, roll over etc. Sometimes replacing a behavior with another works well."
"I don't know if this will help, but this is what a trainer taught in her puppy classes years ago. It was all positive reinforcement. First, put barking on command. So teach them to speak when you ask them to. Then teach…"
Hey guys I have a 9 month old puppy. From day one I was very strict about his barking. Every time he barks, I stop playing, leave the room or put his leash on and put him in a corner of the room so he knows it's not allowed. Sometimes he stops sometimes he doesn't. Now I have a very mean guy living upstairs from me and as soon as Chico lets a few barks out he starts yelling. I figured with my consistent behavior Chico would have learned by now that barking is not ok. But I feel like he can…See More