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    Dog won't stop barking!!! I need HELP!

    Dear readers,

    Im in need of your help. I own a 5 year old Black lab mix and he has a bit of a problem; He won't stop barking! We went thru a phase of seperation anxiety where he would bark when we left. We since then resolved that issue and he is quite quiet when we leave. My issue I have now is his random acts of barking. He barks when he plays when my other dog will be quiet. We yell at him to stop but it doesnt seem to work. We have tried the bark collars but he just figures that he shouldnt bark when its on but its ok when its off. My BIGGEST issue is the outside barking. I will let him out to go potty and 5 min later, he wants in. He is couped up in the house all day and needs some fresh air. I would have no problem bringing him in after 15 mins or so but before I can he starts BARKING his head off! I've read that you shouldnt reward the behavior and by letting him in when he is barking, is rewarding him and saying "ok if you bark long enough ill let you in". I can't have this!!! Ive tried the whole waiting till he is quiet game but that can last up to atleast an HOUR inwhich time i have to give in due to neighbors. How do I teach my dog not to bark.

    We did start a new routine and my husband use to travel and now doesnt...which you would think make the dog happy.. but he seems to be more agitated and on edge.

    How do I get my dog to be less vocal??

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    Re: Dog won't stop barking!!! I need HELP!

    How much exercise does the dog get? Just because you put the dog outside doesn't mean he will run around. You will have to be out there with him and play with him to get him to run and burn off that energy. The dog is barking because he is bored and needs more exercise, a tired dog is a good dog.


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    Re: Dog won't stop barking!!! I need HELP!

    He has no clue what he is supposed to do out there all by himself. If you can't be with him (which is what he wants), bring him in after potty even if he's barking. I'm sure you would like 15 minutes to yourself but, he needs something out there to keep him occupied like a play tunnel to investigate/run through, a beach ball to chase or something to do.

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    Thats a good idea. I have 2 dogs by the way and although they don't get much Exersize by walking or running, they do PLAY ALOT!!! (We have a HUGE house were they run around in right now-which wears them out quite a bit.) This doesnt seem to help matters. During potty time, they both go outside together. My smallest one wont bark... but its also due to his age and that he loves to digg and stuff. Being bored is possibly the problem as they are tied up when their outside. We have a HUGE yard but due to its condition, they cannot roam it yet. Its very hard to let into his demands of coming in because when I do so, I notice an increase to the barking to alert me he wants in. Some days he will bask in the sun, and other times he seems as if someone is attacking him. I just can't handle this barking

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    I would try to walk him at least 30 minutes a day and see if this helps his barking. Have you tried a spray bottle, or put some change in a coffee and shake it when he starts barking? I think the exercise may show some improvements. The old saying goes "tired dog good dog". Unfortunately, labs will usually take any type of attention good or bad.
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    Re: Dog won't stop barking!!! I need HELP!

    Ive tried everything from a SONIC bark system which plays a high pitched noise, to a jar with coins, a spray bottle No matter what I do, he snuffs at it and keeps barking. At my last wits end...I will put on a bark collar-which if he (Einie) felt like it, will bark strait thru the negative reinforcment.Im not a fan of those collars but i figured i would give it a try. My b/f bought it before we met for Einie and it seems to be the only thing that works. When we have comapny or what not, and we put it on him, he wont bark. But the second we take it off.. he gets noisy. So he knows not to bark when its on...I just dont like the idea of keeping it on him all the time. Urgh!! He is just sooo noisy!

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