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    Default How to Stop the Barking

    My little dog is a cronic barker. It is a shrill loud yap that drives me and probably the neighborhood crazy.
    He only does it when he is left outside while we go to work.
    We ended up leaving him inside every day for abut 10 hours. Secret recordings showed he was still barking but much much less and the neighbours couldnt hear him.
    Now we have Luda and it is not practical to have them both inside all day.

    We put them out this morning for a test run and the barking begins. It started when we left at 8 for half an hour straight until MIL couldnt take it anymore and let him in.

    I have blocked off all vision to the road/footpath. His kennel is outside the back door.
    he has tons of toys and now Luda so he isnt bored.

    I suspect he is just afraid out there?

    Please please can you tell me how to stop this? What is the most effective collar? I am not able to be at home squirting him every time he barks.

    I am at a loss and am fedup and just want this problem fixed especially before he passes it onto the new dog.


    thank you!

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    K9: Hi there, I think you may be the same poster as the one on DOL? I have answered your question over there also. But here it is again for this forums future reference.

    K9: I agree that with any behaviour problem, seeking professional help is always a good idea so I wouldnt strike that off as a waste of time either, and whilst barking is communication, most times it is assumed that the reason for communication has been understood, it isnt an exact science.

    Separation Anxiety is the most over diagnosed condition in dogs, things like dog doors are good (rarely have any positive effect on SA though) if you want the dog inside, but if you dont or cant they obviously are no solution.

    I might suggest a dog that is quiet inside the home may not be high on the list when it comes to the probability of Separation Anxiety, but it might be an idea to start to demonstrate to the dog that if your at home, this does not mean the dogs will be inside all the time, teach them it is ok to be outside, when your inside (if you havent).

    Any dog club that bans you for a tool you use on your dog in your home, would be a place I would give a wide birth, what happens if the club gets sponsored by a dog food company, will it be use "X" brand or your banned?

    The dogs welfare in every case is one of the most importamt factors, which is why I recommended speak to the neighbours, having sedatives and poisons thrown over fences is far from uncommon in barking dog cases.

    There are a number of Anti Bark devices and collar types that all have ways to deter barking, from boredom buster style toys, to timed toy releasers to Ultra Sonic (distractionary) devices that can even be positioned around the home, all of these in some way can reduce the barking to some degree, but the answer to your question of which collar is the best was the YS300.

    Keep in mind also that I am not saying your dog needs a bark collar, doesnt have Separation Anxiety or anything else, as a professional I am making no diagnosis here as I havent seen your dog.
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    K9: I also noted in this post that you mentioned that you suspect he is afraid, this was not mentioned in the DOL post, which is totally fine BTW, but it could impact the way you address it.

    What makes you think he is afraid?
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    Hi steve,
    Yes thats me over at Dol as well...
    Thanks heaps for your reply....
    What I am going to do is more practice leaving them outside on weekends etc. so they get used to it more.
    The shock collar will really be last resort so before going there I will definitely get a behavourist in.
    If I have to I will leave banj in and luda out until I can solve this problem

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    No worries, I would def speak to the people in surrounding homes or drop them a note if things are tense.

    I wouldnt as much give in to your dog and let him be inside, this could be adding to the problem, but I would make sure that outside is comfortable, is it cold? Windy, noisy etc.

    The kennel might be better with a heating pad, some small dogs really struggle to control their body temps and these can help.

    I would also perhaps play some (classical seems to work well) music in or near the kennel, not to drown out the barking as but to create audible activity around the kennel.

    I would also make sure I started a roster in which both dogs are outside when your at home at a ratio of 10:1 to start, every ten hours your at home, they are out for one of them.

    Also just add that when you come home from being out, dont let the dogs in as soon as you arrive home.

    If you feel there is some anxiety, the product Calm which includes B group Vitamins and Tryptophan can have excellent results as a program support.

    Good luck, let us know how you go.
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