by turning things around (with crate) you are making the dog responsible for his behaviour. After a while the penny will drop . Might make him calmer all round , exercise better judgement .
I have a friend who is a teacher - just went back -- specialty class , aggressive outburst , attention deficit, autism and all the spectrums, young adults in primary grade ability -- she uses the exclusion from group when they become difficult and unmanageable . This is what we expect from you if you are to be a member at this table- group, activity. Even the most challenged figures it out.
Certain behaviors are completely unacceptable in my eyes. Aggression against others being one. It'll be a cold day in **** before I reward my dog for displaying this behavior. You are in charge. Guide your dog and help it become what you wish it to be. With strong-minded working breeds, if you give them an inch, they will take a mile.
If your dog is keeping you awake at night barking or disturbing the neighbors during the day with his barking, you know how important it is to overcome this problem. You may have already tried yelling at him and realized that this is completely ineffective. Understanding the causes of barking in a dog can be tremendously helpful.
my dogs barking for no reason annoys me to no end. Riley is a barker but to be honest, there's some wires in his head that aren't right so really I'm just managing him until I can finally get myself to take him to the vet to release him from the demons that have been growing in his head for a couple years now.
Shasta is generally a very quiet girl but the dogs next door set her off like a lunatic. I originally bought a bark collar for Riley to wear because his barking was just past excessive. He's toned it down considerably and all I have to say now to remind him that its unacceptable is 'Riley bark collar!' and he'll stop barking and just grumble and growl. I started putting the bark collar on Shasta before letting her outside when I know the neighbor dogs are out. The first couple times she went flying out like usual and started the nonstop barking. The collar got her. She tried again. Collar got her again. It also helped redirect her away from the object(s) of the obsessive barking when the collar would get her and I called her to leave it. It works for us and I'm really just waiting for the time my husband gets home from deployment and we move back to the east coast.
I definitely agree that you need to stop rewarding her behavior.
I was in the same boat with my neighbor what I did is left the issue alone. I didn't push my dog to be friendly to her, it took some time for my dog to get used to her and realize she is not a threat. No treats no shock collar,no punishment... just time.
I have the same issue with Spirit, Zeeva. Except he barks at everything...neighbors, birds, dogs, the snow, planes, sounds. I haven't received any complaints but it's bothering me a great deal, so I guess we do have a complaint
I know what I have to do, I just don't want to do it. When he starts his barking jag, he won't come to me for anything, he won't even let me get close enough to get ahold of him. I need to take him out on leash only so I have complete control. The only way I'm going to be able to correct this behavior is to stop it from happening. Gotta have him on a leash for that, all the time, until he gets it.
It's winter, it's freezing, sub zero sometimes, cold, icy, windy. I don't want to go outside! Lame, yes. Come spring and summer, I am totally on this, I will get it done. I was very happy with Punxatawny Phil yesterday
I have some major rehab work ahead for Spirit and I. If I was a completely respectabe person, I would be doing it now. I know.