Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Barking is Driving Me Mad

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    179

    Default Barking is Driving Me Mad

    I can not do this anymore
    I have spent around $2000 already on banjo
    he refuses to learn anything
    leaving him outside he barks non stop. Leaving him inside barks non stop.
    Dont know what to do anymore
    I feel like i cant do it anymore :,(

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Western Victoria
    Posts
    151

    Default

    Sorry to read of your distress, this can be tough. I have had a similar problem. I would suggest you first talk to your vet and highlight the seriousness of your problem, there may be options re training etc that your vet could suggest. Secondly I would suggest you investigate whther there is somebody you could leave your dog with while you are not there. There may be somebody who is near you that would love to have a pat but is not able to keep one permanently. Once I had to get a daytime "sitter" for my dog and put an ad in the paper, and had 200 replies. We ended up with a wonderful relationship with some delightful people who were in the country on a limited work contract and wanted a dog but did not want to 'buy' one.
    Topdog collars (formerly Soverencraft.)
    www.soverencraft.com
    info@soverencraft.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    5,967

    Default

    Sov, that sounds a brilliant idea, I would never have thought of that.

    Last option, if absolutely everything else has been tried, anti barking collars etc may be debarking.
    I am not really in favour of this except in extreme circumstances. It is an option though, better than PTS. (yes I know you have not mentioned this, Jazz, I am just citing options.)

    I am so sorry this has gotten to this stage for both of you. I must admit I would be at the end of my tether too. All I can do is wish you luck.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 06-12-2010 at 04:22 PM.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Devonport, Tasmania
    Posts
    6,675

    Default

    Hi Jazz,

    Do you mean he abrks non-stop insiode or outside when you are home, or is it when you are not home?

    What have you done so far to try to curb the incessant barking?
    [CENTER][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/CENTER]

  5. #5

    Default

    I know you've tried heaps of things by now, some have been mentioned earlier... but my memory isn't that good anymore.... so will just ask again.... how long is your dog alone is it possible to try a no barking muzzle, can only be used on cool days and not for too long a period... you can also try no barking collars... there are several most vets will rent them out, and some local councils also lend them out...

    on another note, you could try medicating your dog each time you go out, I know its not an ideal solution, but sometimes if you can just change the behaviour long enough for the cycle to alter amazing results can be gained... I had to medicate a rescue because she screamed when I wasnt in her view... after a few months she was rehomed will great success...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    4,241

    Default

    Is he getting enough exercise? Is he bored?
    Education not Legislation

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Western Victoria
    Posts
    151

    Default

    Di Dee - thanks. The dog I referred to was a cocker spaniel with serious seperation anxiety. As long as I was around all was fine, but if I went out of site.....

    My vet was fabulous and known as a behaviour specialist, and ended up admitting defeat. we tried meds and this has limited success.

    The dog sitter was fantastic and I have recommended people try this on numerous occasions, I had soooooooooooo many people wanting to help me, because they could not own a dog.

    Jazz, als consider the citronella collars. I do not have any personal experience of these, but have read positive things.
    Topdog collars (formerly Soverencraft.)
    www.soverencraft.com
    info@soverencraft.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Devonport, Tasmania
    Posts
    6,675

    Default

    Jazz, forgive me but I really can't recall what the situation is with Banjo and his barking, hence my questions above.

    I must say though, if a dog's barking has got to such an extreme that it has caused you to feel this way, then I honestly don't think any possible solution is too harsh or too barbaric. I would rather see things tried that others may frown upon with the hope it may work, then to see you continue feeling this way and the possible outcome from that.

    All the best whatever method you choose to try.
    Last edited by Devil's Advocate; 06-12-2010 at 07:56 PM. Reason: typos - again.
    [CENTER][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/CENTER]

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,596

    Default

    Jazz and Banjo

    It's early days yet. If he's barking inside - surely the neighbours can't hear to complain? And that's the first half of the battle.

    The next half is him figuring out that barking gets him nothing, and quiet gets him everything.

    Have you taught him to bark on command - ie this should be easy.
    and then teach him to be quiet on command - not so easy but easier once you have barking on command.

    Are you walking him before you go to work so he's tired?
    Is he getting a kong with frozen food in it as you leave?
    Have you got a crate? Cos that makes training him to be quiet easier. Ie he doesn't get out the crate until he shuts up -initially for a couple of seconds and then build on that.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •