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    If I had to go to a job I could not for the life of me crate a dog for that length of time. I would much prefer a chain with access to a snug kennel, water, nothing that the chain could get snagged on etc so there could be more movement.
    We are however getting away from the topic of the barking kelpie.

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    Well it's good to see that not everyone agrees that Rusty is incredably deprived because he is not allowed inside. Perhaps ideally all dogs should be inside, but until there are no dogs are abused or neglected, put to sleep (other than medical reasons), or in shelters, outside sounds like a pretty good option for some dogs to me.

    With regards to spending yesterday outside, yes, I drove away in the car, parked in a nearby carpark, and walked back, making sure I went the way he wouldn't be able to see me. So he shouldn't have any realisation I was there... unless he could smell me? I'm not sure how good a dog's sense of smell is over distance.

    We've actually noticed a few signs of there being some rats around, so it is possible these are the cause of the issue. We (we being my dad, I'm in denial that there are rats in yard, I would absolutley be on a chair for those) have laid some traps, however I won't leave it at that being the only issue, and will still be looking into the webcam or similar idea.

    I'd really like to thank everyone for their input and ideas, I really appreciate it, because I was at a stage where I didn't know what to do next. So thank you.

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    Yep, 9.5 hours a day, 5 days a week in a crate? Im pretty sure Beazley wouldnt go for that.
    I wonder beazley have you thought about doggy daycare a couple of days a week if the barking continues. Great way to stimulate and socialize a dog that needs to spend a lot of time alone.
    Not sure if you have one in your area though but some pickup and drop off.
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    I would so love to be able to send him to doggy day care. I'm not aware of any in the area, and I'm not sure what sort of costs would be involved, however those aside, would they really take a dog that has some pretty severe aggression issues, both with people and other dogs?
    Does anywhere do doggy play group/does it exist? It would be nice if I could get him to the stage where he could socialise with other dogs, but I'm not sure (without significant time and effort), others could control him, he would probably need to remain leashed, possibly even muzzled.

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    We have a doggy daycare / playgroup near us, they actually have an industrial building next door to our vet. I havent actually asked about cost but was talking to the lady that ran it a few weeks ago, she is a behaviorist and a noticed a dog "playing" with the others who had a muzzle on. She said he had been going twice weekly for about 2 months, was initially seperated (by a see through fence)from the other dogs as he had dog aggression issues and she worked on him becoming more comfortable with the environment and the other dogs close by.
    She then had him with the other dogs on a lead for a week, when comfortable, she let him play unleashed, but still with the muzzle. She said he has come a long way in that time, he was a rottie mix i think.
    She had a really good set up ie seperate areas for small dogs, shy dogs , big dogs, rough dogs and was VERY careful matching issues and personalities to play mates.
    Guess she would have to be, not sure i would like my dog to come home chewed up...lol. Anyway, im sure there all different, not sure of the cost, but with his issues, you would need to be careful they have the capasity to care for your dog appropriatley and they may not all take dogs with issues...but worth looking into,
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    That's is really interesting. I never looked too hard at the option, because I always figured they they would place him in the "too hard" basket, and I'm sure there would be a liability issue if something occured when they know he has aggression issues.
    That's really food for thought, thank you.

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    I was going to suggest doggie day care, right at the start, until I remembered what a state the dog was in. I'm so glad there are some that take problem dogs, not just the well adjusted! I have only seen them advertised or on tv, as I don't need them and live rural/remote. Why do some people seem to imply my dogs are inside the house, 24 hours a day, like some sort of whacko child substiyute woman? I class me as an inside person. My dogs live in the country. They share the backyard with sheep and chooks and the door is open all day. It was open all night, too, but I have an ancient cat in bed with me, now, who can't go out at night. My dogs are as indoor as I am, as most people are. I'd have not tried so hard to to convince Beazley, if the dog was inside at least from home time, at night, until bedtime, but she said her dog never came past the laundry door, and I imagine she doesn't spend a lot of her life in the laundry, and Not having a go, here, but I imagine, when you are in the laundry, your dog is out the backdoor, so still just as isolated. If Beazley could find that great type of dog care centre, I'd be overjoyed.
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    Given Rusty is 10ish or thereabouts, I think it is important to remember he is pretty well officially a 'senior citizen'. Given an abusive and traumatic history, current reactivity and aggression issues, plus age, I tend to think something like doggy day care could simply be too stressful for him. Any real change in environment, daily routine etc etc is going to throw him off guard and increase his discomfort.

    While I get where Cav is coming from, and know it is with good intentions, I think in Rusty's specific case- it might be a not so hot idea.

    I think the companionship of his human (Beazley), relative environmental and routine stability, food, water, shade, shelter and peace are likely to be Rusty's list of needs. And I think we have ascertained these are being met *smile*

    In terms of barking- yep, rats might do it. I often wondered when I did the 'leave and sneak back' if my dogs actually knew I was there. By their behaviour, I would have thought not (when they know I am home, they do quite specific behaviours like running up on the back deck and dancing about)... But a couple of other people I know vehemently deny you can sneak around on a dog. So he might know you are there.... He might not.

    Um- have you ever tried leaving a radio on for him when you go out?

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    I think dogs living in runs more than 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, is a truly MISERABLE life. However, it is really, a larger, more optioned version of the crate, EXCEPT that takes the dog into isolation from it's 'family.' I HATE chains. I had a big kennel donated to me, as their dog had jumped on it, then off the other side and hanged itself. Met other people whose dog hanged itself, jumping over the neighbours fence. Only one thing has to be thoughtlessly left near the kennel for the chain to catch on, and on a hot day, the dog can die without water. My final reason is that if a new or escaped large dog jumped your fence and turned on your dog, it has no chance. It can't run, or hide and can't retreat, sending submissive signals, from a corner, etc. At least in a run, preferably roofed, the 2 dogs can do angry half the day, no one is going anywhere. Am I being histrionic? No. I was there when it happened in a friend's backyard, and it was then I thought of a solution and have found it has never failed me.

    Of course, not for my house dogs, but for rescues and visitors. Plus, I always try to set up runs/backyards, (I have 2), so if there is a brain freeze or moron visitor, there are 2 gates between problem dogs. 99.9% unnecessary, but in those moments, it turns catastrophe into an anecdote.
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    I havent really read the whole thread, but can I just say, as your parents are your landlords...they CANNOT just turn up without any notice any more. It's illegal.

    They need to give you at least 24 hours notice before arriving.

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