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brid kenny
22nd August 2006, 07:13 PM
I am blessed with Phoebe as she rarely barks. However she does bark when she wants food (even after she has been fed) and when she wants her own way. It can be very high pitched at times.
Has anyone any tips to reduce or stop this?
Thanks in advance,
Brid.

arasara
22nd August 2006, 11:29 PM
Kosmo barks sometimes, but when it's annoying me I completely ignore him and walk away. If he's barking at something when he's scared I will let him bark but not "baby" him. If he's being a snot face though and barking for the sole sake of annoying me, ignoring him works wonders. Good luck!! :)

Karlin
22nd August 2006, 11:41 PM
Number one tip:

Ignore it.

Don't look at her or otherwise acknowledge that her barking is accomplishing anything, and immediately stop doing whatever it is that she wants and is barking for, for 5 minutes. When she has been quiet, then resume preparing her food etc.

Also it is useful to teach a no bark command of some sort.

This is good advice:

http://www.labadoption.org/LinkPages/DogBehave/Articles/DemandBarking.pdf