Any advice would be great!
I have been scrolling the internet for information to help me with my 2 dogs.
I will first give a little background.
I have not trained either of them in the past, i used to work full time and had an hour to an hour and a half travel each way to get to work. That is not an excuse i know...
Now we are suffering with all sorts of issues.
1. Barking at everything and anything especially when visitors arrive or we have to leave the house.
2. Jumping on everyone
3. Not listening
I am no longer working full time, i have taken on caring for my mum who is dying from an aggressive brain tumor. I would say that my patience is frayed at the moment because it is so stressful. To make matters worse we have just moved to a new house and have already had one neighbour complain about the dogs. Now i am super stressed and i am sure that the dog are picking up on that but i still have to try to train them.
As i am not working my husband and i are down to one income and we cant really afford to have someone come in and professionally help us, this means that i have to try something on my own.
I have heard of clicker training but i dont really understand how this works. I know that it is rewarding the dog with a click and a treat for positive behaviour but what do i do when they are barking and being naughty? how do i get the barking to stop and also what happens during the rest of the day? do i just keep clicking and treating all day when they are quiet?
I know that dogs bark it's natural but it's the obsessive barking and the not listening that i cant seem to break.
I guess i just dont know where to start.