Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Can't stop this barking...hes driving me crazy!!
Harley's barking is driving me bananas. At first things were great, he would rarely bark. We have been socializing him like crazy, he comes everywhere I go, and he has been great. We take him to the dog park everyday for an hour or two, most days we are there 2 times just so he can run and play with the other dogs and we need him to wear out.
I am from a very small town and the dog park we have isn't too big. Every dog goes there so you pretty much get to know every dog that goes there. Because we do go there so often, I think maybe this is where he picked up this uncontrollable barking because if he does bark, its mainly only at dogs. It used to be that he would only bark at the dogs at the park, but now its when we are in the vehicle and sometimes on walks (only at dogs). Same at home, he'll just sit outside and watch people and cars. As soon as a dog goes by.....oh my gosh!
It is now starting to evolve to when anyone (anyone meaning even all the family members including me) walks in the door, he barks. I don't know how to get him to stop. I reward if quiet but most times he is so wound up he just wont listen, no matter if the is food or not.
If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it!!
Harley: DOB September 27, 2009