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    For some unknown reason Fletcher has become MR. BARKHEAD lately. He barks at the TV, people walking by our fence, randomly at night Tonight I checked out his ears really good (just looking) and they appear same as always. Nothing has changed in the house or with his routine. I'm wondering if I should rule out something medical with my regular vet? I have been working with him to re-direct (train) away from all the barking. I have NO problem with Fletcher barking while playing.

    Just a reminder, Fletcher is a year and a half old. No medical issue thus far. I have NO medical history on his parents.
    Melissa
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    Guinness too, I have no idea what is setting him off. He used to just sleep like a rock, and now every little noise he goes nuts. Only at night though, rarely barks during the day.

    Maybe he decided to step up his guard-dog duties after Mr. Monster belittled his skills?

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    Jazz woke me up at 5 am this morning barking at the bedroom curtains, which were blowing the in the wind....and if she wasn't barking she was giving a low growl.... In the end I threw her out of the bedroom so I could go back to sleep!!!

    Jazz has developed a barking habit too, we cannot watch tv with any four legged animals, she just barks constantly. If neighbours are moving around the back garden she'll bark at them too. We do keep a water spray handy, sometimes just by showing it to her shuts her up, sometimes a quick squirt will stop her in her tracks!

    sometimes I think she barks in the back garden just to announce her arrival!!!!
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    Maggie's barking was getting out of hand. Was getting texts from my mom after I dropped her off at grandpas(mom lives upstairs) that something had to be done. It was a bit much. I finally made a penny pop can. She'd start barking. I'd say no barking. If she continued I'd give it a shake. She very quickly caught on. Now almost silent at drop off. And most of her barking has stopped. I don't have to use it anymore. Some barking is ok. But the over the top. She has learned. And she gets my "no barking" command. The worst (in my opinion) is if we are laying in bed. She's snuggled up on my shoulder. And she starts barking at someone talking on the street. Right in my ear!!
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    We taught Rose "Do you need a TIMEOUT???". She's one that barks at everything with 4 legs on tv, cartoon, animal, person dressed up as an animal... Timeout is time by herself in the bathroom. She doesn't like that at all. We don't like her not minding when we tell her to hush. Works like a charm, lol.

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    Rosie has developed the exact same bad habit. The most annoying is when she bolts out of her bed in the middle of the night runs to the bedroom and barks her little head off. Not sure what she is barking at, maybe a leaf fell off the tree as she will bark at anything. Any tips would be appreciated.

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