Dog doesnt bark enough or hardly - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Rockland County NY
Posts: 1
Dog doesnt bark enough or hardly

My German Sheperd isn't a barker.Shes 2years old and was adopted 2 months ago.Shes great on leash and no aggresion at all.But I would like her to bark when strangers come to the door.Any suggestions.The only time shes barked was first 2 nights in new home in crate and once at my son when he entered room and we corrected her for it.She hasnt barked in a month.
mike992 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 10:17 AM
Zombie Queen Moderator
 
NancyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 16,480
Count your blessings.

Nancy



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-NAPWDA Certified Cadaver Dog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Partner in Crime
Waiting at the Bridge: Grim (NAPWDA), Cyra, Toby, Oscar, Linus, Rainbow, Arlo, & Waggles
NancyJ is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 10:25 AM
Elite Member
 
mysweetkaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 1,245
I for one, am slightly jealous. Our puppy isn't a barker.....but our 9 yr old has days I swear he barks if the wind changes direction
mysweetkaos is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 10:27 AM
Knighted Member
 
pyratemom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 2,787
Enjoy the silence while you can. I suspect that there will be barking in the future. Raina just got the point I can tell her to be quiet and she listens to me.

Teri

Amorette Vom Godinghofer of Summerland (AKA Abby) 5/21/15
Snake Vom Eselspfad RN CGC (AKA Raina) 3/5/08
Pyrate CGC 4/1/03-5/16/12 RIP
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Too many to list waiting at the bridge but remembering them all
pyratemom is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 10:27 AM
Knighted Member
 
qbchottu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,266
Try agitating her with a toy or treat (depending on what she is motivated by). Hold it and get her excited, when she makes the slightest noise/bark, give it to her. Keep doing that and you might develop a bark. You can attach a command to it like "speak" or "Gib laut". In my experience, if she isn't a barker, she won't bark like a true barker.

A barker can be a double-edged sword... I can't watch The Animal Channel or any show with a dog because Whiskey will go insane and bark like mad. Certain whisper sounds or thumping noises will set him off also which can suck when you're watching TV late at night and he wakes up the entire household.

Ash
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
qbchottu is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 11:58 AM
Knighted Member
 
Zisso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Baker City, OR
Posts: 3,199
My girl only barks when she perceives a threat or to alert me to someone who does not belong near the house. She won't bark when I tease her for a toy. She will bark at a helper who has the sleeve on, however when he is teasing her to get her going, the bark becomes a howl.

My boy learned to bark, Gib Laut, and Revier and one barker is all I need

Nadia - GSD -DOB 12-29-07
Zisso - GSD- DOB 9-16-07
Pepe & Kiki`my sweet kitties

Zisso is my heart~Nadia is my Love~My kitties bring me everything in between~Together they bring me Joy!
Zisso is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 12:02 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,612
You'll save money on Excederin. I'll bet she finds her voice.
chelle is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 12:10 PM
Master Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 551
When I adopted Blitz he wasn't a barker either, still isn't. Though now he will bark once when there's someone at the door but that's it.

Give her some time, she may start barking more, she may not.
Greydusk is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 12:26 PM
Knighted Member
 
Twyla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,028
Send a message via Yahoo to Twyla
She may be taking a bit long to get completely relaxed in the household. Enjoy the silence. Mine talks a good bit with the groans, grumbles, sighs etc, but only barks at some thing..... which sometimes I believe he just dreams up

If you really really wanna hear her, find the squirrels and chipmunks or in the case of mine, even planes...
Twyla is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 12:30 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 120
If you've only had her for 2 months i'd give her more time to "show her colors".
Some dogs bark and some do not, not much you can do about it. :/
Snarly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome