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|09-29-2009, 07:48 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kansas City, MO
When someone comes over, Sadie barks very loudly at the door and cannot be stopped. If they come in and she's allowed to trample them in kisses and jumping she'll calm down much faster, but some people don't like that and i don't know what to do to get her to stop jumping up in people's faces to lick them and to stop the incessant barking at them when she's not allowed to greet them her way.
|09-29-2009, 03:27 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Have you tried pennies in a can or squirt bottle? Whenever she begins to bark, shake the can loudly w/ coins in it and tell her quiet. Or you can get a squirt bottle and give a quick squirt in the face and do the same thing.
Another good way, but it takes more practice, is to get a friend or someone else to come and knock on the door. Get her used to hearing the door knock so it's not a big deal to her and it's just a natural sound. I say it just takes patience and practice and Sadie is still young enough where you can probably teach her quickly! Don't let it become a habit or it will never stop. Teach her the proper way to greet someone. The best way is to tell people to completely ignore her when she's jumping, licking, etc. She should not get ANY petting, love, affection until she's in a calm state.
Jackson barks at the door when someone is there and I allow it. I don't mind him alerting me that someone is here. After a few barks, if he hasn't stopped by himself, I will just shush him and he listens.
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|10-03-2009, 06:59 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Michigan, USA
I was watching the Dog Whisperer the other day. A couple had the same problem with their golden retriever. What they had to do was put a leash on the dog and someone would knock or ring the door bell for practice. When the person entered, the owners had to pull on the leash when the dog tried to jump. Eventually, the dog stopped jumping.
|10-06-2009, 06:00 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Ha! Bailey has this same issue. We don't have much company so its something I haven't addressed (sorry, Rach, you got attacked the other day!)- but, if I was to train Bailey, then I would use the same training method when I taught her not to dart out the front door. Every day, I would kiss hubby good bye at the front door and then he'd leave, I told Bailey to stay as he left - then she got a treat.
So, for you, when hubby comes home (and if you're already home), just ask him to ring the door bell and wait before he comes in (just the same as your guests) - and use that as an opportunity to train Sadie. Tell her to stay until released - then treat. And of course, vice versa, you should ring the door bell when you get home....
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|10-10-2009, 04:47 AM||#5|
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Join Date: Aug 2009
We tried the squirt bottle and my crazy baby LOVED it. He would see the bottle and open his mouth to get the water. Once I started saying stop after I squirted him he got the point but they are just too smart and full of attitude for their own good sometimes.
Last edited by lechy02; 10-10-2009 at 04:48 AM.
|10-10-2009, 05:54 AM||#6|
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Council Bluffs Iowa
Ask your friends to just stand there for to keep walking and not to talk to look at or touch the dog until she settles down. And the family needs to practice this also. That behasvior should not be rewarded by anyone.
|10-10-2009, 06:04 AM||#7|
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Join Date: Jan 2008
We also practice ringing the doorbell to desensitive them to it. It has helped with the barking, they just run around like crazy still. lol
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|10-10-2009, 10:17 AM||#8|
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: BC Canada
Boy, do I ever understand this problem!! My 2, Ginger and ShyAnne, had this barking craziness down pat!! They both weigh around 5#s and it was like their trait - little pup with BIG VOICE! Think they're pit bulls in disguise! Plus, Ginger wouldn't calm down (jumping around and yelping) until "whoever" picked her up and let her say "hello" with her kisses. ShyAnne is shy that way but still gave her barking voice a good workout!
It used to be nuts around here b/c I would tell them things like "stop barking!!" or "no barking!!" Then DH would holler at them, too, if he was around. To my fur-babies it was like "hey! wow! the whole pack is barking! Listen to us!!"
Also, Ginger goes absolutely insane when "Daddy" arrives home - esp after he has been gone all week (works out of town). As soon as she hears his truck turn the corner, she starts!! Not only barking but a shrill whining, yelping, and spinning in circles until he picks her up! We are still working on fixing that problem!! DH tries to ignore her but gives in too quickly!! Have to train him, too!
I learned to use the command "enough", after a couple of barks. I like it that they alert me to someone being close to the house. The trick (which needs lots and lots of patience) is to NEVER REWARD BARKING!! This means NO attention whatsover - no words about the barking, no looking at them, no touching them! Instead, I redirected their attention by calling them to me. Then I told them to sit (which stops their barking) and gave them a small treat INSTANTLY while saying the word "enough". (Or you can use the word "quiet" or something similar.) They get the idea that "enough" means to stop barking.
It doesn't happen overnite and I don't call them to me everytime now b/c all I have to do is say "enough". Funny b/c they come to me right away as if I had called them. Still working on getting Ginger to stop barking when a program on TV has a doorbell sound - pizza commercials are the worst!!!
At first, this technique was hard b/c calling them to me first kept me from answering the door. I let everyone know what I was doing so they would understand that it would take a minute to get to the door. For those (like my dtr) who just knock and walk in, I told them to ignore the pups until I said it was OK. Ginger would keep on barking when dtr came thru the door until she got the attention. She still does her crazy yelping with Daddy arriving but she is getting better. Patience! Patience! Patience!
The can of pennies and spray bottles didn't work for us either! Ginger freaks nervously over any loud noises and ShyAnne likes the water!! But, I've learned that the most important thing with any technique is that you praise and reward immediately when the barking stops. Some people gave me a bad time about this b/c they thot it seemed like I was rewarding them for their barking!! Well, it might seem that way but Yorkies are smart and they know that the treat is for being quiet. They have the attention-span of about half of a second!
Hope this helps someone as much as it has helped us! If you want to know how I learned the training ideas, just PM me and I'll tell you about the e-book I got!! It is amazing!! I don't know if we are allowed to post (other than PMs) about books and such for training.
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