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Old 11-22-2018, 10:46 PM
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Hi, I'm posting my question here as i am new and the software won't let me post the question in the proper place. This summer we got two dogs: a four year old pug/terrier mix, and one of her puppies. We were assured that the father was the same breed.

As the puppy grew a little older we looked at her developing head shape and realized we had been lied to; the dog is half chihuahua. Now, I will confess I've rarely had good experiences with chihuahuas and if i had known in advance we would NEVER have accepted this animal. Fortunately my biggest concern (distrust of strangers and aggression) has not materialized. She's a very friendly, playful dog and for the most part quite lovable.

However, over the past few weeks this beast has started barking. Constantly. Over everything. She loves to play and her mother rarely wants to... so she barks at mom. We have yak cheese for chews, and instead of taking whichever is still available she tries to get the one her mother has and barks when she can't. Alone in a room? Barking. Nothing seems to make her stop. It's driving everybody absolutely bananas. I personally have NO patience for high-pitched small dog yipping, and my wife even less. If my eldest daughter wasn't hopelessly attached to the animal we'd already be looking to re-home. I can't find anything online that does not involve months and months of intensive training with no real guarantee of results.

How do I make this animal be quiet?
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:42 AM
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Chihuahuas are intense and there is breed prejudice but I'm glad you found us. I have always wanted a chi but was ridiculed and shot down every time I even mentioned it so Laurel is my first and I am a "little old lady" now.

She isn't barky so I'll let someone else help you with the specific issue, I just wanted to reassure you that you most likely have only met Chihuhuas who weren't properly cared for, since some people get them for the wrong reasons the same way some people get pitties for the wrong reasons, and that never goes well.

I was also shocked that I was able to find Laurel (I'm rural) and afford her rehoming fee (I'm poor) so I think they have become more popular lately. I'm up for the breed prejudice because I was all set to bring a pittie home until I found Laurel and managed to scrape up enough cash to help her breeder out a BIT with expenses.

Don't forget to use the search feature. The internet is kind of yukky everywhere right now, but there is a lot of good information here from when it was active and fun and exciting. I see eleven pages with the keyword "barking".
Laurel: born 9/1/18, 7 lbs, my homegrown
Chocolate: born 10/4/18, 9.5 lbs, rescued from DV situation
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