Jen, Timmy and Mae
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Philly Burbs
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I could have sworn I posted the same complaint with Tim when he was about Indy's age. He was a HUGE barker, we couldn't even watch tv, oh it was bad! I did teach him to speak, as well as "quiet" which consisted of me saying "quiet" and holding my finger up to my mouth. He has quieted down considerably, now I only have to put my finger up to my mouth and he knows. Timmy was also a "bossy barker", which means if I didn't pay attention to him he would bark. This was easily corrected by totally ignoring him, turning my back, not even telling him to be quiet. Just so you know, I had the front door open yesterday, with the screen door there, and he was barking at everything. If he barked I told him quiet and closed the door, once he was quiet opened the door again and if he barked I closed it again. We went through this three of four times and he realized if he barked the door would be closed and guess what? He was quiet.... yay!!!! Just so you know there is light at the end of the tunnel. I know how irritating the barking thing is, but this too shall pass.
Last edited by jabojenny; 05-02-2013 at 01:20 PM.