|08-29-2013 01:48 PM|
When the house was sold and the other dogs were gone it was easier. I would get in between the dogs and the fence and tell them "NO" believe it or not they would turn away and move on, for the moment. When the new people moved in and got a puppy it was back to the same fence barking. Fortunately their dog is good and doesn't want to run the fence.
Then comes Lakota, she just wants to play with this dog. So everytime he's out there now she runs the fence line, but doesn't bark.
|08-29-2013 12:04 PM|
|Jo Ellen||How did you work with your dogs on this?|
|08-29-2013 10:14 AM|
|kiya||I have a 6' chainlink fence, we weaved the plastic thru the the slots, 120' long worth every painstaking second. We put rodies in then had to run a hot wire to keep the dogs from trashing the shrubs. That was almost 20years ago. Currently Lakota runs the fence to try to get the neighbors dog to run, luckily he pays no attention to her and lucky for me she doesn't bark while doing this. The previous people had dogs that charged and barked, Apache & Kiya both grew up with that so I spent a lot of time working with them to stop. I was really happy when they sold the house. It took a lot to get them to stop because the previous neighbors never did any training.|
|08-29-2013 09:48 AM|
Chainlink, yes. Planting is definitely on the agenda, my mind is swirling with ideas. Need fast growing plants. A border of lilacs would be wonderful.
I had him outside yesterday with his littermate Tori. They hadn't seen each other in over 6 months but they were so good together. I don't think Spirit has an issue with all dogs, I think he has an issue with BFF. Both Tori and Spirit barked at BFF but not to the extent it caused any great alarm. So there's always the possibility that the more Spirit is outdoors and exposed to BFF, she'll become less provoking for him.
The little girls next door put their hands through the fence. Spirit was okay with that but the breeder was here, she yelled at them LOL So that's another drawback about chainlink.
The fence guys were here too. They were both working in the yard with Tori and Spirit running free, not a peep out of either of them, paid no attention at all.
Overall, really enjoying the new freedom we have with the physical fence. It's a brand new day
|08-29-2013 12:17 AM|
|08-28-2013 11:12 PM|
Lol lesslis, you're totally right! They're too clever...and nothing beats a good "leave it."
But when the dog gets very worked up for a special toy, you do have an edge that you can use to your advantage. I also had to work on "quiet" and disobeying that meant immediate removal from the yard, which sank in very quickly. I really wouldn't like having another dog staring at mine through the fence though. I'd be planting like crazy if it were me, and this is a great time of year to get some amazing bargains, lol.
|08-28-2013 10:10 AM|
|lesslis||The toy distraction worked great until about the 3rd time. My dog learned very fast.. hey, if I race over and bark at fence with or without neighbor dog, mom will stop whatever she's doing and play ball. lol. My long term fix was taking the time and upping the training in obedience and leave it command. It worked.|
|08-28-2013 01:15 AM|
|Blanketback||The ball is your ticket! Get a special one just for the back yard, and put it away so he can't have it for normal play. Give it a special name, and really get him worked up over it. This will work, just like the frisbee does for me. BFF is only interesting because there's nothing better going on.|
|08-28-2013 01:07 AM|
So a bark collar would be compulsion training. Someone mentioned that to me but I said I'd have to research it. That would be my last choice.
I could put Spirit on lead and walk him around the fence area when BFF is out and reward his being quiet with hot dogs. He loves hot dogs. I know how to do this as far as reading him so we stay out of hot zones and be successful. It's a gradual type of conditioning.
YMMV - Your mileage may vary Had to think about that. I will research it. I'm in no hurry to neuter him and so far his being intact does not appear to be an issue of concern for either of us.
|08-28-2013 12:57 AM|
|Jo Ellen||Yes! He is absolutely ball obsessed. I use that to my advantage any time I need it. "Where's your ball" will almost always turn his head ... a moving ball is pretty much guaranteed to get him refocused.|
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