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Old 08-15-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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went to visit a friend yesterday and her little guy barked at me non stop for most of the 1 hr I was there. If I moved, he screamed like I had a hatchet in my hand. If I turned my head and looked at him, he tore out of the room barking like the devil was after him.

The entire time the owner would, (now and then), say.... Oh Poopsie stop that. Or, after a couple of minutes of barking she would walk over and threaten him with a sheet of paper. A sheet mind you, not a rolled up newspaper! She would just rattle an actual sheet of newsprint!!! Huh, didn't seem to phase him, so I'm not sure if she ever corrected him with an advertisement before?

The dog barked and barked and barked... we attempted to continue the conversation.

I so wanted to clip a leash onto this little cute dog (he is an adorable little guy) and teach him what Be Quiet means. Every time he barked (not every 30 times) he would have received a very light correction, followed by a pat on the head, and I know after 10 minutes he would have given in. I really felt sorry for him. The dog was conflicted!

Moral to the story... be kind to your pooch and quit nagging them! If you want to stop a behaviour be consistent, take the time to do the work, and do it! We won't think you are cruel, or mean, or mistreating the dog. If you don't think they know they won't get corrected when company is over...... yes they do!!!

If company comes, explain that you have a pooch in training and that you might be doing some corrections to stop annoying barking or whatever. Then DO IT!! Dont let people tell you..."Oh I don't mind, or IT's Ok if he barks..." It's not, and they do mind. I did!!!
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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I have a headache just thinking about it. Two headaches. One for the noise and one for the poor dog having to live that way.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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I have a headache just thinking about it. Two headaches. One for the noise and one for the poor dog having to live that way.
I was thinking the same thing!
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:40 AM
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I was thinking the same thing!
LOL! Me 3. OMG, I couldn't have stayed. (I wonder if the dog feels the same)
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Terrible.
Just terrible.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: FL
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Oh my how sad for everyone. Maybe you can kindly suggest professional training for your friend?
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Oh my how sad for everyone. Maybe you can kindly suggest professional training for your friend?
I agree. That owner really needs professional training. Then maybe she can train the poor dog.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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One of the things that I find is that the owner will carry on in sentences. I have two dogs and the offending one usually gets the message when I say "No?" I don't have a conversation with them. A look and "no" takes care of it usually. The chow mix tends to question me now that she is getting older so I walk over and put a finger on her, press down and look her in the eye and say "no" and that takes care of the issue. I would have to admit that in the earlier days, the lessons I learned from Cesar Milan, "The Dog Whisperer" really helped with the chow mix since she was rather timid when we adopted her at 12 weeks, a stray picked up by animal control. She overcame timid but it really wasn't easy and then we dealt with "bold" to get to the middle road of a well-adjusted dog.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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One of the things that I find is that the owner will carry on in sentences. I have two dogs and the offending one usually gets the message when I say "No?" I don't have a conversation with them. A look and "no" takes care of it usually. The chow mix tends to question me now that she is getting older so I walk over and put a finger on her, press down and look her in the eye and say "no" and that takes care of the issue. I would have to admit that in the earlier days, the lessons I learned from Cesar Milan, "The Dog Whisperer" really helped with the chow mix since she was rather timid when we adopted her at 12 weeks, a stray picked up by animal control. She overcame timid but it really wasn't easy and then we dealt with "bold" to get to the middle road of a well-adjusted dog.
Exactly. Dogs don't speak words and they fully understand, direct, and teach self discipline to each other. We can do it too if we're willing to learn how.

Then you have your compulsive talkers. Yikes.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Exactly. Dogs don't speak words and they fully understand, direct, and teach self discipline to each other. We can do it too if we're willing to learn how.

Then you have your compulsive talkers. Yikes.
I think thats one of hte reasons dogs understand me. I'm a Yankee and thou I live in the south now, I'm still direct. Why use 10 words when 1 will work???
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