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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Some behaviours are very hard to stop and alter with positive training once they have started and are ingrained. Plus some behaviours are self-rewarding, in that the the behaviour itself causes a release of adrenalin and serotonin as it is highly arousing and addictive. The more they do it, the more they get addicted to it. These kind of behaviours are better prevented, but once they have started, sometimes only a good correction like your hose method will work.
I have a barker, and I swear her going into a barking frenzy is like a high for her. It was a lot of supervision and well timed training to teach her to not bark, and that was stopping her before she even started. She barks at noises when she is in the house because she is left alone during the day, and I cannot always stop or correct her. But is never outside without supervision, and since I'm always there, I've always been able to stop the barking before it even started.
She knows to not bark when outside, and it has never been an issue since.
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Last edited by Castlemaid; 07-09-2012 at 01:51 PM.