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Posted: 12/14/2013 2:49:00 PM EDT
She barks at everything, and is a wildling when anyone comes in the door, how can I fix this? Its a 5 year old bichon frise fwiw

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:52:06 PM EDT
Shoot it
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:52:42 PM EDT
Muzzle
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:53:25 PM EDT
Start with a ball gag..  If things don't improve bust out the Gimp.. It's time to get midevil
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:53:51 PM EDT
There could be several reasons why she is barking.  She might bark out of fear.   Being that she barks with the hopes of scaring what is scaring her.  You might try patting her head and telling her, " good girl, it's ok." This should reassure her and build confidence
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:54:03 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:55:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wfbont007:
There could be several reasons why she is barking.  She might bark out of fear.   Being that she barks with the hopes of scaring what is scaring her.  You might try patting her head and telling her, " good girl, it's ok." This should reassure her and build confidence
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Worth a shot I suppose
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:55:21 PM EDT
buy a Sunbeam Egg.

they are like dogie shut up magic!

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12281454


Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:56:23 PM EDT
Beat the shit out of it
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:58:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wfbont007:
There could be several reasons why she is barking.  She might bark out of fear.   Being that she barks with the hopes of scaring what is scaring her.  You might try patting her head and telling her, " good girl, it's ok." This should reassure her and build confidence
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Mine will bark when he wants food or water or just attention. Or as above posted. Or kick it and tell it to shut up!










Just kidding man, don't kick the dog.

Call the cops.
eta.cytotox beat me to it.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:59:41 PM EDT
cops will shoot it for you
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:00:39 PM EDT




Train it to bark "jingle bells"


Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:01:38 PM EDT
Kick it in the throat
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:02:09 PM EDT
Bored and insecure.

Dogs are pack animals and a 12 pound dog well recognizes when it is compromised. Get another one, so it is not alone.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:03:34 PM EDT
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FPNI
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:06:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maggiethecat:
buy a Sunbeam Egg.

they are like dogie shut up magic!

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12281454


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Interdasting.  

My new neighbors have turned my building into a fucking kennel and management doesn't seem to care.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:15:40 PM EDT
Our dog would bark when people knocked at the door.  We put a pet bed in the living room where she could see the whole room.   We would knock on the door, walk her to the pet bed and give her a treat.   Pretty fast she figured out door knock, go to pet bed get treat.  We would extend the time she spent on the bed before getting the treat as time went on.  She would also only get the treat if we released her.   That way she had time to get use to new people being there before being released.  We then started to release with no treat after she had the behavior set.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:16:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By robb01:
She barks at everything, and is a wildling when anyone comes in the door, how can I fix this? Its a 5 year old bichon frise fwiw

http://goo.gl/H9XbG
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we tried the electric shock collar on a maltese. it worked at first, then it seemed he liked to be shocked.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:17:26 PM EDT
What does it say when it barks? Is it telling you to do anything? Particularly to harm others?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:19:18 PM EDT
If he is barking for no reason consider a bark collar.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:19:32 PM EDT
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I'd assume its out of boredom, but also to greet people. Shed never harm anyone
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:19:55 PM EDT
bark collar. The only thing that stopped mine from barking
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:20:03 PM EDT
Call the ATF.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:23:44 PM EDT
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Worth a shot I suppose
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Originally Posted By wfbont007:
There could be several reasons why she is barking.  She might bark out of fear.   Being that she barks with the hopes of scaring what is scaring her.  You might try patting her head and telling her, " good girl, it's ok." This should reassure her and build confidence


Worth a shot I suppose


That is awful advice. That is a human response to an animal behavior. Doing that is only going to reinforce with her that barking is the right thing to do.

A bark collar would be helpful, as would training. Many dogs bark out of boredom. Make sure the dog is getting enough exercise. At least a 30 minute walk morning and night, as well as structured obedience training daily. Whenever one of my dogs bark at something, I call them to me, and put them through a series of obedience exercises, and then they get a treat at the end.

Dogs have very short attention spans, so if my dog barks at a rabbit in the yard, and I call her over and redirect her into behaviors I  want her to exhibit, she doesn't realize she's not supposed to bark, she just knows I have something more fun than barking at the rabbit in the yard. I also crate my dogs when I'm not home, so they don't get the opportunity to act out at environmental factors when I am not there to control the situation.

PM me if you'd like to talk more.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:25:42 PM EDT
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Fixed it for you
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:30:39 PM EDT
Try getting a cat or just use a 2x4.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:36:00 PM EDT

Some dogs just bark.  Some breeds more than others.

We have Shelties and one of them just goes crazy sometimes and will not shut up, running around in the yard, spinning like a top.

I'm going to look into that egg.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:39:02 PM EDT
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There could be several reasons why she is barking.  She might bark out of fear.   Being that she barks with the hopes of scaring what is scaring her.  You might try patting her head and telling her, " good girl, it's ok." This should reassure her and build confidence
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Yup...that will reassure her that barking gets her a pat on the head and a "good girl"
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:40:27 PM EDT
Glock G22 with Ranger T
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:41:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maggiethecat:
buy a Sunbeam Egg.

they are like dogie shut up magic!

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12281454


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Horrible crutch for folks that are too lazy/stupid to learn/understand the reason for the behavior and too lazy to take the time required to address those causes.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:42:24 PM EDT
You need to have the "Come to Jesus" meeting with her.

Say: "Listen, you really need to stop all this barking."

I'm sure she will listen if you have that talk with her.
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Yup...that will reassure her that barking gets her a pat on the head and a "good girl"  
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Originally Posted By wfbont007:

There could be several reasons why she is barking.  She might bark out of fear.   Being that she barks with the hopes of scaring what is scaring her.  You might try patting her head and telling her, " good girl, it's ok." This should reassure her and build confidence




Yup...that will reassure her that barking gets her a pat on the head and a "good girl"  


     

           

 
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:43:41 PM EDT
We kept a dog for someone for several months and he barked all the time. We used a collar that spayed some type of citrus smelling stuff every time he barked. It worked pretty good but he knew when the collar was empty.

Also, it sprayed him if another dog barked but that was rare.

Don't know if they still make them or not, this was about 10 years ago.

Good luck, a barking dog can be very annoying to say the least.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:43:54 PM EDT
Did you teach your dog how to bark?

If you teach here how and when to bark, she will know. If you have never taught her to bark, how would she know what you are trying to tell her?

Reassure good behavior and pick a word for when you want her to stop barking.

The bark collar can be used, but it should be used as an aide to the training and not the only solution. Being shocked for making any growling sound to barking may not be understood properly.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:45:04 PM EDT
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Shoot it



Cop
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Seriously though, the bark collar works on my labs.
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Did you teach your dog how to bark?



If you teach here how and when to bark, she will know. If you have never taught her to bark, how would she know what you are trying to tell her?



Reassure good behavior and pick a word for when you want her to stop barking.



The bark collar can be used, but it should be used as an aide to the training and not the only solution. Being shocked for making any growling sound to barking may not be understood properly.
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I taught my last dog to bark. I also taught her to stop barking in the process. She would bark if someone knocked on the door, but if I told her to be quiet and sit down she would do so in an instant.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:48:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wfbont007:
There could be several reasons why she is barking.  She might bark out of fear.   Being that she barks with the hopes of scaring what is scaring her.  You might try patting her head and telling her, " good girl, it's ok." This should reassure her and build confidence
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Rewarding a dog when it barks only encourages more barking.


OP, let a bark collar do your work.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:04:21 PM EDT
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+1
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Originally Posted By maggiethecat:


buy a Sunbeam Egg.



they are like dogie shut up magic!



http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12281454





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Damn! I'd love to ring the neighbors house with these!
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we tried the electric shock collar on a maltese. it worked at first, then it seemed he liked to be shocked.
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Originally Posted By robb01:
She barks at everything, and is a wildling when anyone comes in the door, how can I fix this? Its a 5 year old bichon frise fwiw

http://goo.gl/H9XbG



we tried the electric shock collar on a maltese. it worked at first, then it seemed he liked to be shocked.


You did it wrong, electrodes hooked to the dogs nads fixes any barking
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:24:30 PM EDT
"Hush!" Followed by physical pain worked extremely well with my lab

I don't even have to say the word now.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:31:51 PM EDT
I tried that Sunbeam Egg for my Jack Russell. Took it back almost immediately. I was getting over pneumonia/a chest infection. Every time I coughed it would activate the egg. The damn thing was not ultrasonic like they led me to believe. I don't have the best hearing but I could hear it make a noise. Similar to when I leave a computer monitor on or a TV with no input. Ended up just taking the time to train the dog and doing one of those Petsmart classes.
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I'm not sure what you have can be accurately referred to as a dog.You've basically got yourself a very uncoordinated cat.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:41:02 PM EDT
Call 911 from your cell phone reporting a barking angry dog.  Local police will solve your problems for you.  Though after they shoot it you'll have to dispose of it yourself. Can't have everything and all.
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