|10-07-2013 05:32 PM|
I have four dogs - all different breeds. None are barkers. But, when our neighbor's dog down the road barks - all four will start barking. Then one by one they will trail off realizing it really wasn't all that important.
If the dog was on the other side of the fence - I can see a lot of fence fighing out of frustration happening from a barker.
|10-07-2013 05:18 PM|
|Glacier||Thanks for the replies. I kind of figured it would be an uphill battle and I can't really blame the dog for it. I'd be bored too if I was locked in a kennel all day outside with nothing to do.|
|10-07-2013 10:14 AM|
|Shade||It may or may not, I would just work at encouraging the puppy to ignore the barking It might be an uphill battle but start early enough and you'll have lots of time to work on it with a greater chance of success|
|10-07-2013 01:27 AM|
|10-06-2013 10:30 PM|
|Mary Beth||I do feel for you. Yes, it could be an uphill battle because the other dog will set your dog off. But you probably won't have the problem right away- at least I didn't with my Sting - it took until he was 5 months then he found his bark. My next door neighbors dog will bark at anything and everything blocks away. I tried giving treats when she and my dog was quiet - no such luck - quiet for a minute than back at it. It also backfired because then when the neighbor's dog heard my back door open, she started to bark - thinking treat time. So I stopped that. My Sting would even start to bark inside the house when the neighbor's dog was outside barking. It took a lot of work. The book "Barking the Sound of a Language" by Turid Rugaas was helpful. Now, that is just my experience, some dogs are naturally more quiet, though I think that when they are pups they can be easily impressed and lead astray by an older dog. Huskies usually are quiet, but a lady once told me that her husky barked because the husky's mother did. I think you are smart to be ready with a training plan from day 1.|
|10-06-2013 09:11 PM|
|10-05-2013 12:25 PM|
Excessive Barking Influencing Puppy?
I'm just curious, my neighbors dogs bark incessantly. Would this effect a pup negatively, possibly turning them into a recreational barker? Of course we'd be training it to make sure it didn't happen. I'm just wondering if hearing the neighbors dogs barking just to bark would undermined that training. Oddly enough I didn't think about this until after we put our deposit down, oops.