We have a 10 year old pure bread Pom who is very obedient and is generally well behaved. Last summer I purchased some new volcanic rocks for our BBQ which had to be seasoned prior to use. Not known to me, the rocks popped which obviously had some effect of the dog. Now... every-time I use the BBQ he is fine whilst I am using it, but the minute I turn it off & go back inside, he starts to bark. He continually barks. I can see it in his eyes that it affects him but I don't seem to be able to calm him or distract him. Have tried everything from muzzles to locking him away in a room, but he finds a way to bark. If I had a treadmill I would put him on there so he could release some energy. I have also tried to introduce him to BBQ to no avail.
Can anyone offer any advice, before I BBQ the dog......(only joking!!)http://www.dogforum.com.au/images/smilies/caked.gif