We have a adjoining property, with a whippet bitch desexed, and a entire senior 7ish? Jack Russell Terrier. A breed i like to admire from afar, because of the barking and my noise sensitivity at times.
So, JRT barks a LOT. I tolerate it. But would like to change it because it is annoying others, when he starts up as we leave our house, and keeps barking the entire time we are in the paddock (30 mins)
Bernie and Pohm continue to be trained during this distraction. Its not something i have much sway in.
or do I?
I have worked my dogs deliberately, to desensitise them to dog to dog aggressors, and they will drop stay, immediately next to him going nuts. My bad.
I have also, started to click and treat that smart little JRT to shut the f**k up! and you get a treat!
And he gets it.
And the woman next door was watching what i was doing. I had not asked permission to do this to her dog. My bad.
So i've knocked tonight when i got home (not in) to talk to her about what i would like to try to do with her dog.
And ask what treats are suitable, as he's clearly a food slave.
And if she doesn't want me to do this, perhaps she could ask another for some help with his barking in the mornings.
How does that sound?
History: old fella has prostrate problems, gets up a lot to use the loo , and bernie was barking. We solved this by having dogs in at night. With dog door exit available. They choose the warm house I checked in with him, to ensure that it had solved the barking problem, and he said it had. Did not thank me.
and suggestions of chunking this down. Generally, mine are off leash. And ignore dog barking completely. What dog?