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|02-27-2009, 07:10 PM||#1|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
So Embarassed =(
I am so embarassed about Fiona's barking behavior. Whenever we go outside, weather it be another dog, someone walking on the street, or an odd noise, she will bark and carry on forever. I have tried to walk away from the person or animals, bring treats out with me, and try to distract her, or simply just pick her up and go inside, and try again when the cost is clear. Now, don't get me wrong, I have no problem with her barking to let me know that someone/something is around, but when it is NON STOP, I just dont know what else to do. Anyone else have any suggestions?
Mom to Fiona Marie
|02-27-2009, 09:40 PM||#2|
Donating YT Addict
Join Date: Feb 2008
Fortunately, I haven't had this problem - but I have seen it on tv several times.
Distracting the dog's attention away from the source seems to be the #1 way to fix this - then reward for good behavior. I wouldn't pick up the dog and go inside - by doing this you've only managed the one time situation.
I would firmly and confidently get between your dog and the source, then demand her attention. Once you get her attention, immediately reward. The attention might be a quick glance your way - once you see that glance then immediately (and i mean immediately) say "yes" (or some other key word)and follow with a treat. Don't let the quick glance get away - watch for it. Gradually increase the time span between attention and acknowledgement and then eventually drop the treats, as this should be expected behavior.
Good luck - and I hope this helps!!!
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