Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Hampshire
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Oh no. He barks!!!
Okay, so Lucky's been ridiculously easy up til now. Sleeps through the night, pees on the pad, poops with deliberation near a bathroom so it's easy for me to dispose of and plays beautifully and happily on his own (oh, he does love to fetch, and sort of sits, and definitely stays) and he turns 12 weeks tomorrow. He's had a range of whimpers in his crate which I can read from weary and settling down to "got to get out immediately to poop." but as of a few days ago he's started barking!! Not that occasional bark at a scary toy or wild ace bandage that he's dragging when he runs lh. But a bark that almost sounds commanding, "I need this or that" and I'm wondering how to respond. Should I take it like a whimper and try to see what he needs? Should I bang the table and say "No barking." (I know that's not good and anyway when I did it he thought I was joining in to the noise making). Will appreciate any advice you need. I'd like to avoid "small dog syndrome" whatever that is and certainly don't want him to alarm and disturb others. Thank you thank you in advance.