Barking issues. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
I have a one-year old female GSD.
Long story short, my husband and I are in the middle of a big move. Our stuff is being shipped and we have to stay in a hotel for a month with our German Shepherd.
She's a great girl, knows her basic obedience commands and is very smart and loving, however...
This hotel is absolutely KILLING us! We are in one small room with her (and well, mostly I am in one small room with her while my husband is at work all day). I have walked her every. single. day. without fail since we've been in this hotel, and we often take her on hikes on the weekend. She is crate trained and is great with her crate, she has plenty of toys, chewies, etc.
The problem is... she has a problem with other dogs that I have not figured out how to work on, and it's just getting exacerbated in this hotel. She's on constant "alert" mode and will full on bark at any little sound from somebody upstairs, the housekeeping crew, etc. A pet friendly hotel is rare in this area, so there are many other dogs here. She looks out the sliding door and BARKS at any dog she sees outside. I take her out to go potty, and somebody walks by with their dog and I'm left with this crazy looking barking MESS who will NOT hush or calm down. I have to turn and walk the other way, tugging her along, and bring her back inside. I'm losing it. She wears a haltie collar and is pretty good about "heeling" when I take her out on walks (we are still working on it), but if there are other dogs (or kids!!!!! to my exasperation, she reacts the same way to KIDS as she does to dogs!!!! THAT'S a whole other can of worms I don't know how to fix!!!!) she loses it.
Anybody have any advice or things to try? I'm very patient with her, but under these circumstances my patience is being worn THIN. Some days are worse than others. I just can't handle the constant alert barking and don't know how to be working on it with her!!!
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Coolorama; 10-18-2016 at 12:13 AM.