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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2014, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question Barking like crazy!! need help

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im not much of a vaster on this site but I often graze it a while, only here really for advice or importent questions. All you need to know about me is that I own a havanese and his name is Chester.
Anyway, my family moved a couple months ago and Chester transitioned pretty well. He didn't pee on the floor or poo,like some people told us he might, he wasn't nervous or anything. But now we have a problem with him that is new and never had to deal with before really. At my old house we had a window at the front and he sometimes would stare out of it but he never barked and he wasn't interested much. Our new house has a large bay window that really has a spread view of the whole street. Before we even see them coming he runs to the window fast, all ten pounds of him, hurling the couch a little when he lands.
His barking is the worst. He tries to sound tough but it comes off as irritating. This whole barking fit is very annoying and can last like for like five minutes.
Sometimes we pick him up but he squirms and does this weird voice that sounds sad.
We walk him everyday, he is very healthy, and is super friendly but this barking is very off puting about him. Its has gotten so serious that if he is off doing something else not paying attention to the window and if some random like" oh a cute puppy." he will lose his attention on the toy, hurl himself to the window and bark like a maniac.
I guess you can say this is a problem, since he can be super annoying.

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Set up an expen where he can't see out the window. When he barks give him one command "enough" if he stops barking, praise and treat. If not, calmly pick him up and place him in the expen. Don't speak or look at him. When he stops barking take him out. When he barks again, repeat. EVERYONE in the household will need to be consistent and this will need to happen every time he barks. It will take some time but if you and the other people in the household are absolutely consistent, your pup will come to understand that you don't want him barking at the window and the barking will subside.

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Manny has just started the same annoying barking but his is aimed at the television every time he sees a dog on TV. He's been giving a low growl when he sees them but the past few days it's become an almost vicious, continuous bark. He sounds like a Doberman. We had a puppy class today and after his class was over he did the same thing when he saw an actual dog in the store...first time he's done it to a real dog. His trainer heard him and suggested spraying him with water...tried it but it didn't phase him. I'm assuming because he's used to being sprayed with water and conditioner every time I brush him.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 07:25 AM
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You might need to have a crate nearby and do some training about getting in there, keeping quiet, and work on this, rewarding him for "quiet". Could take a while.
My Henry is a window barker also, but I know it can be corrected. They love to learn and please.
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you need to have a neighbor or friend (he doesn't know), intentionally walk by the window, so you can 'train' him not to bark.

My youngest anatolian still barks his face off at 3 am when a deer shows up on the street. like full on attack bark. the only way I can get him to not bark is close the window and close the shades.

You might consider consulting a behaviorist.
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I would totally recommend getting this little book, by the wonderful Turid Rugaas:

One of the best ways to stop barking is to teach barking on cue. This book tells you so much about why dogs bark and how to manage it. All her books are good. You can get "Barking" as an e-book if you want it instantly.
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