I am after advice on my dog and fence barking. I have asked before and had such responses as my dog is bored, or isn't happy I am going out, or my dog is not tired enough. None of these have been helpful.
My dog barks at our next door neighbours dog every time he walks down the fence line. The neighbours dog does not bark or attack the fence, just walks down the fence and inside via their doggy door. My dog barks and has her heckles up. Our fence is solid and con not be seen through. My dog is fenced off from the neighbours fence about 3 -4 metres back so she cannot get to the fence. I can go out and distract her when she is barking and running back and forth from one end of the fence I have put to the other end, but she will go back to the barking when I am not out there next time the dog walks down the fence. When she has a fresh bone she will happily munch on that but is happy to leave it to bark at the neighbours dog and then return to it.
I have tried going out and telling her off but she is not fussed, I have gone out and just patted her and distracted her but it has not lasting affect. I have chained her up and left her on the line for half an hour and she just lies their asleep and seems to not to be fussed by the neighbours dog but obviously this is not a long term solution, but does make me think that having her on the line makes her go 'off duty' and that is why she is not fussed by the dog.
A trainer that I once had out did say that I was to chain my dog on a short lead an hour a day to give the dog down time, so she doesn't feel she needs to be on guard, so I don't now if this has anything to do with that theory.