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Old 02-08-2014, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been trying to identify a bark Rocky does and came across this:

NOVA | The Meaning of Dog Barks

Interesting, but it didn't help me.
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as much time as I spend with my 3, I know whos here by the barks, post office, ups, fedx, a customer, or friends, what was really cool this past summer, my trainer came of to pick up something, first time hes ever been here, I was outside talking to a customer and all three were barking, as soon as Dan got out of his vehicle, dead silence, I couldn't believe it, neither could my customer, hes been here before and knows how much they bark, not a peep
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is a good book for interpreting barks and other vocals, i.e. Whining, howling, etc.

Amazon.com: How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication eBook: Stanley Coren: Kindle Store Amazon.com: How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication eBook: Stanley Coren: Kindle Store

It also goes into detail about body language.

Can you describe the bark? What causes the bark? High pitched or deep bark? Maybe we can help you figure it out.
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Can you describe the bark? What causes the bark? High pitched or deep bark? Maybe we can help you figure it out.
I'll see about shooting a video.

It happens most frequently when they go out to the back in the morning. Rocky is pretty much ready to play. Max and Lady are pretty mellow. They mostly do their business, drink water and, yes, play, but not very rough. At least not in the morning. Rocky generally goes for Lady by grabbing her from the top of the neck. Not biting down, just lightly grabbing her with his mouth. Lady let's him understand she wants none of it. At that point he will pace around in a wide circle around Lady and Max and bark.

I interpret it as "why won't you play with me?" frustration. It's annoying as heck. I won't let it extend past a couple of barks in the early AM out of consideration for the neighbors. I grab him and bring him in the house. The other two dogs stay in the back and play. Rocky's barking does not continue inside the house.

He does the same bark if I have him meet and greet a dog during a walk and the other dog snips at him.

Again, I'm looking at this as him being a pushy youngster who just wants to roughhouse. When the other dog or dogs refuse he barks to complain.

The other side of this is that I want to try and figure out how to teach him not to bark like that. Maybe it's just a matter of time, but it sure is annoying.

He does not bark at anything else. I often work in the garage with him tied down. He watches cars, bikes, skateboards, people and dogs come and go and not a sound.
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Yep I know the:-

- 'postman's putting something in our letterbox again' bark
- 'dog that lives behind us is walking with his owner in front of our house' bark
- 'dog that lives up the road is walking in front of our house' bark
- 'someone is trying to get through our front gates' bark
- 'there is a bad man walking on our property and I must stop him' bark
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At that point he will pace around in a wide circle around Lady and Max and bark.

I interpret it as "why won't you play with me?" frustration. It's annoying as heck. I won't let it extend past a couple of barks in the early AM out of consideration for the neighbors.
Sofie does the same thing with Yann just about every morning. It drives me nuts because it's sharp and high pitched. I've started letting Yann out first, letting him do his business, them switch. I leave her outside alone for about a half hour and she runs around with toys and gets some energy out, then when it's a more decent hour for noise I'll let them both out. I only have one neighbor who leaves super early in the morning, but it wakes my kids up. It also gives Yann a break from her youthful energy, he prefers to spend his mornings on the couch until he warms up.

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