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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I am pretty sure the TOT says you MUST leave them when they are eating...so leave and see what happens...if she doesn't eat, she weill be hungry later
    It does. If she barks outside when you leave her it's probably best to feed her indoors until she has the hang of it.

    Put the food down, go to her and release her, walk away without saying anything. Go back 30mins later at first, take away the bowl with any remaining food. Do the same thing at dinner time. She will learn that if she doesn't eat that in half an hour she won't get any other food until dinner time or breakfast the next day.

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    Thanks. Im a bit scared to leave her outside forf half an hour... she'll start barking again. Is ten or fifteen minutes alright?

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    not sure Masha...should be until she is done eating I guess

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    Awesome. She just ate, once she finished eating it (there was a bit elft over) she went up to the door. I was watching from the kitchen window and waited a few seconds to see if she would bark to get my attention. She didnt, thankfully, so I just came out and got her. I think shes getting slightly better with humans and dogs alike, though! Today on our walk, a man came up and when I said no, dont touch her please, he went away, but then when I walk walking back (on the river beach) he tried to pat her... well she was about a metre away from him, and he was making kissy noises (yes, I wanted to kill him) BUT she didnt growl, just looked at him curiously.... BIG improvement!!

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    Aww hell, even if your parents don't want any of US getting involved, I still want to bring a couple of my gang down for a play date with Dora......and I want to meet the little monster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Awesome. She just ate, once she finished eating it (there was a bit elft over) she went up to the door. I was watching from the kitchen window and waited a few seconds to see if she would bark to get my attention. She didnt, thankfully, so I just came out and got her. I think shes getting slightly better with humans and dogs alike, though! Today on our walk, a man came up and when I said no, dont touch her please, he went away, but then when I walk walking back (on the river beach) he tried to pat her... well she was about a metre away from him, and he was making kissy noises (yes, I wanted to kill him) BUT she didnt growl, just looked at him curiously.... BIG improvement!!
    I hope you heaped the praise onto her for being quiet!!

    Sounds like she's making leaps and bounds

    Have to love that TOT! She's already starting to realise that you are her leader and she doesn't need to growl and bark because you'll protect her! My theory anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Aww hell, even if your parents don't want any of US getting involved, I still want to bring a couple of my gang down for a play date with Dora......and I want to meet the little monster!
    That would be fabulous She's gotten slightly better in the last few days, but not sure how much exactly because I havent really being in a situation that would tell me exactly whats happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I hope you heaped the praise onto her for being quiet!!

    Sounds like she's making leaps and bounds

    Have to love that TOT! She's already starting to realise that you are her leader and she doesn't need to growl and bark because you'll protect her! My theory anyway
    Shes still barking when I put her outside just before getting her food ready :S

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    Once Dora is used to knowing she must eat her meals in a certain time and when she is a bit older or starts to get fussy, cut the time down to 15 minutes. We were told to do this years ago with our GSD, he got used to the timing and would eat his meals with no problem. He had previously been a bit of a fussy eater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Shes still barking when I put her outside just before getting her food ready :S
    On the weekend change the rules.

    Firstly I want you to go to your neighbours either side and VERY nicely let them know that you are doing some training with Dora in the afternoon and that she may bark and you are sorry about it.

    That night, put her outside and DON'T go out there until she has stopped barking for a minute. Put her outside randomly all through the day too. Do NOT go out to her while she is barking. If you do the problem will get worse and worse, you won't see an improvement.

    I know that you are in a complex and it can be difficult because you just want her to shush because you don't want to cause any problems with anyone else, that is why I'm suggesting talk to your neighbours first. If you let them know that you are trying to train her out of barking they should be understanding about it.

    Because you are going outside when she has only paused barking for a moment she believes that her barking is bringing you out. You need to change that belief. It is hard work, she will be annoying but it WILL be worth it!

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