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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ted is now barking all the time. We have tried ignoring him, teaching him "no barking" then treating to no avail. He barks for attention, food, door, treats... is this a phase too? He is very smart because I have easily taught him quite a few things but "no bark" is not one of them!

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Hi Lise, let me ask you something. Does he know how to bark on cue?That is will he bark if you say bark.?

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Hi Lise, let me ask you something. Does he know how to bark on cue?That is will he bark if you say bark.?
I sure haven't taught him to bark. Speak was way down on my wish list. I have taught him, come/sit/paw/down/stand/leave it/we are working on heel and stay at the moment. He is so quick to learn. This barking started on Saturday and it is getting really annoying. I'm home with him, so its not that he is lonely or bored. We go out umpteen times a day. We have a grooming time and at least 3 learning/training times a day. When my hubby is home he is very interactive with him too. I think maybe he is just demanding our complete attention at all times that he is awake! He is just way too smart!
I do leave him in his pen for his morning nap and afternoon nap as well as he sleeps there at night. He may bark for a minute or less there but I put him in there tired so he goes to sleep pretty quick or he plays with his toys til he goes to sleep.

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Good job with your training. Barking can come out of the blue. Usually with a new pup, it's an experiment. He barks and he gets what he wants. I have a couple of articles that are too long to post here. Email me privately.And then I'll need your email address from there, if that's alright. This forum only accepts so many characters in its message system. On the lighter side, how can he know what "no bark " means, when he doesn't know what "bark " means. LOL . Not to worry, this is manageable with a little practice.

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Lise, Kallie's found her voice too. Most times she barks when she has to go potty (Yea, really glad for that!) But she really barks when we eat, guess she likes the good smells. Or when she wants to play. If we're playing & I quit & sit in a chair, she'll come over to me & bark. If I get back down on the floor with her she starts playing again. So now as I'm typing this, I see that she's using the barking to control me. I'm responding to her barking. That needs to stop! Guess I'll PM DaveGabby too!!!

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I started rewarding "quiet" this morning when he stopped barking as I was ignoring him and I think after a couple he is catching on! It ussually only takes a few tries for him to learn something. I will constantly work on it all day along with his heel, which was pretty darn good on his walk this am! Such smart dogs!

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Quincy found his voice within the last few days too. He only barks during playtime (not constantly) right now and I'm hoping it stays that way LOL. I'm reading about all he training you guys are doing during the day, I think I need to step it up a bit! I'm embarrassed to say that I've been slacking off on the training the past week or so. Going to start fresh today
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Not that this is any help, but barking is the only thing I don't like about Timmy and the hardest thing I've had to work on with him. I think Timmy's just wired to bark, especially in watch dog mode, but also to get attention. We've pretty well nipped the "bossy" barking by ignoring him but now he runs our our legs! OUCH!!! Watch dog barking is another story, I think that is more instinctual and since he's still a puppy he has a hard time controlling his impulses. We acknowledge what he's barking at, and sometimes it's nothing. I do know he understands quiet because he'll give me one of those Scooby Doo remarks after I tell him "Quiet". Read Dave's articles, he sent them to me too and they were very helpful, I actually still have them and might read them again.

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I have one that barks for attention and the other at every imaginary monster outside.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Ted does it for attention. So far so good today with the "quiet" When he goes after our legs he gets "leave it" from us. Works well, he will do anything if it means he gets a treat!

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