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This is in regards to a specific behavior. Note that because our dogs don't get along, we keep them separated. When I'm home, my Jupiter is always in the room with me with the door closed.

When my wife wakes up, she takes the other dog out and feeds her. To alert me, she calls across the house.

Jupiter has developed a habit of barking loudly at this point, a behavior which bothers my wife quite a bit. He doesn't bark at her when we're in the room together, nor does he show any aggression or fear toward her (that I can determine).

Any ideas on how to stop the response barking? Presumably, he knows her, since she feeds him when I'm gone and we sometimes watch TV together. Jupiter is nearly seven months old now.
 

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Your other dog and a six month old puppy must be separated for not getting along? IMO, that doesn't seem right. Your puppy should still have his puppy pass at that age. It seems to me that your puppy is using your wife's call as a cue to signify the other dog's presence and is reacting in fear.
 
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That makes sense. Unfortunately, Jupiter never got a puppy pass and she tried to kill him when he was small. Now, he's bigger and badder than the other one and has attacked her twice. He does ignore her when there is a doggy gate between them, though, and he gets along well with almost all dogs at the dog park.
 

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When my wife wakes up, she takes the other dog out and feeds her. To alert me, she calls across the house.

Jupiter has developed a habit of barking loudly at this point
hmmm...just guessing...but my suspicion is that your dog knows somehow that the other dog is being fed (they have incredible hearing**) and that is exciting/frustrating for him?


**Walking my dog...he pauses and stares intently at the house we are passing. I'm like, what?? A few seconds later, door opens and somebody comes out. He HEARD them walking inside their house! That is why I am sure that your dog knows the other dog is being fed...maybe he wants food too?
 
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