I am the lady from almost a year ago that got a 5 1/5 month old pup shipped to seattle from vegas. She was a fearful dog and screamed and barked from night one. I was so upset because my previous havanese did not bark and this breeder assured me that the new pup was not a barker. I almost returned her but the breeder was too difficult, I figured I could make it work. Long story short, at the time I got great advice from you all and we have limped through. But...i am so depressed. This dog is still so difficult. She barks and cries and complains all day long! I work mostly from home and I can not get any work done. I am to the point where I really don't even like her. I have tried everything. We do tricks, and ball and run and loves and games and toys and treats to chew. I even got a vibrating bark collar. (Not shock collar). I found out the pup was not socialized so she fears everyone and every little noise sets her off. I don't know what to do. She is soooooooo loving and darling to me. But my life is a wreck. I have to leave the house just to get away from her. Please.....any ideas. PS tomorrow I take her to daycare for the first time because I have workers at my house tomorrow and she will go crazy. But......I have concerns about the day care because she has bitten b4 as well. Help!
Oh you poor thing. I can relate to lots of barking! Biying is another thing. What does the vet say? I agree with irnfit re training, but the vet may find...allergy, earinfection, reaction to flea/tick? If I lived near you I would babysit her for a while...so you could breath a little while.:
We have a barker too. (one of three) She wants attention continuiously. We put her in her crate for a rest. Not an angry thing, just a rest, sometimes with a Bullystick or a huge raw lamb bone. (I buy the Primal brand.) Also I have a top cover on the crate to have her feel more secure.
We dont isolate her, just contain and distract.
If she goes to bed at nite too late, she doesnt get enough sleep, and this too makes her more barky! She sleeps in a crate all cushied up, right next to my bed...actually all three sleep in there crates right next to my bed. It calms them and they dont bark. We may "pay" for this at some point if we need to leave them at home with a sitter!?
We use Compose,from the vet, in July(fireworks) and bad weather conditions.
Also Benedryl has worked for my 4th dog who is very old.
Don't mix or give Benedryl and/or Compose without talking to your vet.
Hope something helps. Keep us posted.