View Full Version : Molly loves to bark at everything....especially the sweeping brush

24th June 2010, 08:53 AM

Does anyone have any tips on how I can get Molly my 5 month old Ruby to stop barking at everything that moves...once the sweeping brush comes out sh goes mad with excitment no matter what other toy I give her to distract her.:?

Brian M
24th June 2010, 09:06 AM

Just the same question I need an answer to for my Lily ,most of the time its just plain excitement and if I have to leave even say in the car for a few minutes even with Dawn and Luke still with her she still barks like mad .She is OK on the lead with the others we have them on two leads and Lily is paired up with Rosie who has the perfect temperament.

Kate H
24th June 2010, 09:28 PM
Does Molly like food? You could try getting somebody else to help, and get Molly to focus on a treat in your hand, which she gets if she's quiet, while your assistant brings the broom closer and closer. She'll get a lot of treats to start with, but eventually you should be able to train her to know that 'Quiet' means a treat, which is more satisfying than barking! Oliver likes barking through the garden fence, but knows that a firm 'Quiet' means he has to come in from the garden to get a small treat - so it does work, with persistance!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

30th June 2010, 05:53 PM
maile, does the same thing with a regular broom, and the hoover, she barks and barks. I try to hush her when she gets completely crazy but at 3.5 I have yet to break her of it. I think she thinks it is real. she is also gets to barking a lot when we remove the full trash bag from the can to take outside. it drives her nuts. she could care less when we put in a new bag or use the garbage but she barks something terrible with a full bag. I have tried to let her see it is nothing to worry over but she just hates the thing.