Barking! Help! - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chi chat

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-05-2012, 05:54 PM
chi-aholic
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Name: Nicki
Location: UK
Posts: 362
Thanks: 8
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Default Barking! Help!

We have had a barking complaint from our neighbour! I really don't want our neighbour to get annoyed and call the police or something. Has anyone got any tips on how to stop his barking whilst he is alone? Hs anyone used the anti barking CD's at all? Could he have seperation anxiety? We have tried to video him to see what triggers his barking but it keeps cutting out after 1 hour!

P.s he has total run of the bottom of the house. Could shutting him off in the kitchen be an option? Does he have access to too much space?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-05-2012, 06:21 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Name: Krystal
Location: Canada
Posts: 5,553
Thanks: 838
Thanked 864 Times in 813 Posts
Default

Is it non-stop barking? It could very well be separation anxiety. Since your video isn't working, maybe try to get some info from your neighbors about the length, etc. and let them know that you're actively trying to find a solution so they know that you care and are taking their complaint seriously.


Sent from my iPhone using PG Free
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-05-2012, 06:56 PM
chi-aholic
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Name: Nicki
Location: UK
Posts: 362
Thanks: 8
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Default

I went to speak to her when I got home and she said constantly from 4-6 he was barking! I explained that he's not in danger and that its only one day a week he is left alone for a long period of time. Is there any way to train him fast to learn how to be alone? I'm so worried we are being irresponsible dog owners!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-05-2012, 07:41 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Name: Cindy
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3,287
Thanks: 330
Thanked 580 Times in 565 Posts
Default

I don't think you are being irresponsible.

Does he stay in a crate while you are away or does he have the run of the house. We take our dogs to work with us. Barking is still a problem because my business neighbor doesnt like it and I don't blame him! But I keep a water bottle handy and he knows he "gets it" when he doesn't stop. He's allowed to alert us, but then he must stop.

When they are at home and we go out, Angel stays in his crate/carrier, Susie our golden, has free run, but we turn the television on and draw the curtains closed. 95% of the time, if they cannot see or hear anything outside the house, they will not bark. They do bark when we come home sometimes.

Barking is a tough one to break, I think. Because unless you're there to correct it its difficult. How old is he? He will probably settle down when he gets a little older.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-05-2012, 08:03 PM
honorary chi
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Name: Lianne
Location: Preston, Lancs, UK
Posts: 591
Thanks: 54
Thanked 44 Times in 43 Posts
Default

I agree with Cindy that it may be hard to stop the barking if you are not there. Max used to bark a lot and we used time out to try and stop him as he was barking at every little sound outside. He is much better now so we don't have to use it much any more. We find it best to leave him in his crate when we go out and he seems to sleep most of the time so maybe it would be worth trying that with him?
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-05-2012, 08:40 PM
chi-aholic
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Name: Nicki
Location: UK
Posts: 362
Thanks: 8
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Default

He's just about to turn 7 months and due to be fixed in 2 weeks. We have had him for 3 weeks so we haven't had him since a puppy. He will only be alone for one day a week for a long time as the other days a family member comes in at 12 and stays till I get home from work. In the new year he will be going to "doggie day care" (off to the mother in laws as she works shifts and has two dogs) I'm terrified we are doing irreversible damage! I feel like an anxious first time mother! God knows what happens when I have kids! Ha
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-05-2012, 10:33 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Name: Krystal
Location: Canada
Posts: 5,553
Thanks: 838
Thanked 864 Times in 813 Posts
Default

Have you tried exercising him before you leave? Like really tiring him out?
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-05-2012, 11:54 PM
chi person
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 30
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Has anyone had any luck with an indoor bark-deterrent device?


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:53 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com