|05-15-2014 11:07 PM|
|TjsShepherds||First socialize as much as possible . If you have kids in the family hav them over. Intoduce kids with the dog by them giving the pup treats. Dogs love anybody with treats lol. Second more leash training the dog need be more focused on you than anything else. Work with distractions have something to hold the dogs attention wen you need tasty treats, favorite toy etc..best of luck|
|05-15-2014 08:00 PM|
Sounds like your pup has found a bit of bravado which he is exercising....
Might be a good time to temper his "swagger" appropriately.
|05-15-2014 06:33 PM|
|05-15-2014 04:20 PM|
|05-15-2014 04:19 PM|
I think the OP left the building many months ago.
|05-15-2014 03:58 PM|
|Freddy||Lots of good advice in the comments above. I would repeat that it's not a good idea to put a bark collar and that young of a pup. When he's older if you choose to use it, it will have no effect on IPO barking. We have club members who remove theirs from the dog's neck literally when they are taking them out for their protection session. They use them so the dogs don't bark themselves out before it's their turn. When they get on the field and see the blinds, trust me, there is no problem barking.|
|05-15-2014 03:47 PM|
|Sri||But if you are crating at night and day too, isnt that too much? I think people generally do only upto 8 hours a day?|
|05-15-2014 03:17 PM|
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|05-15-2014 02:02 PM|
OP I would do a trial and sleep down with your dogs for a few nights and see if something changes. Sorry to say, but the wife not wanting the "dog smell" pretty much went out the window when she agreed to have 4 dogs. I'd definitely avoid the bark collar on a 4 month old puppy. Not of fan of them to begin with but that's just my opinion and me never having a super barky dog.
Does she get annoyed with the barking?
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