Quirky Habit My 7 mo Has Gotten Into
So my 7 mo boy got into a habit that started about 2 weeks after we brought him home at 13 weeks. In the evenings my daughter and I are usually in the living room watching TV while my son is in his room playing a game, reading, or doing homework. He goes to bed about an hour before my daughter. At about 9, I hollar his name (because he most often has headphones on and I am too lazy to get up by that time in the night lol). Our 7 yo Shorkie, Coco, is a barker. She always barks when she hears a door open in the hallway in the evening. So I would call my son, he would open his door, Coco would bark (a lot), my daughter and I would both tell her to stop. This was pretty much a nightly occurrence. About two weeks in after getting Jax, when Coco would start to bark he would get up, bark at her and put her down with a paw till she stopped. Fast forward a bit. Now every time I call my son's name from the living room Jax jumps up barks at Coco and pounces on her/holds her down......and the poor thing doesn't even think about barking anymore! He doesn't hurt her, but I'd still like to get him to stop.
I've taken to calling him by our last name or saying his name with funny accents so it sounds different, which works, but when he opens his door Jax has the same reaction lol.
Lets hear those ideas, and thanks in advance!