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Cthullu is a 1yr old Great Pyrenees, fixed male. We've had him for just over a month, and he's doing ok... Still working on the chewing (he eats everything...) but that's a different topic. The issue I'm having right now is that for the past week, he has been going crazy at specific times throughout the night, usually 12:30am, 2am, and 4:30am. So I apologize if this gets rambly but I haven't had a good night's sleep in a while, lol. I'm pretty sure that he is barking at trains. There's an active track that passes a few blocks away from our house. It's far enough away that I can barely hear the train whistle if I'm inside, but I'm sure it's loud to the dogs. Now, I don't mind if my dogs bark. They're dogs, they bark, it's cool. But I would like Cthullu's barking to mimic Otto's, so like Otto barks at people and other animals that walk by, which is fine, until I tell him "OK, enough" and then he stops barking an comes over for some "good dog" tlc. Cthullu is actually learning that part very fast, so awesome. But after 11pm, it's bedtime, for me, and my neighbors, and I don't want to hear a peep from you until morning. How do I get him to stop barking in the middle of the night? I'm tired of having to wake up to tell hm to stop barking. I want him to know that when we go to bed, there's no barking. It was better when we could close the windows, but we don't have AC, and it almost hit 100* today. Oh, he gets kenneled at night, kinda. We don't have a kennel big enough for him yet, so right now the bathroom is his kennel. I think that';s it. Sorry again for the rambling, spelling errors, whatnot. I'm tired...
 

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This is what I do ...I am not sure it would help you .... but here are my ideas ...

Are you home in the day when the trains come by? If so ... I would play the "Listen!" game. I do this with my dogs ... it is basically the "Look at that!" game. I keep the "Look at that" for actual visual aid. When I hear a noise (like car horns ... my dogs bark at that and the dogs on tv) ... I say "Listen!" ... and when they look at me and are quiet ... I give them a small treat and a "Goooood Doooog!!!" Make sure your timing is good ... they must be quiet before the reward. You can slowly omit the treat until the dog understands not to bark and that it is "OK" .... an association that trains make noise=good things.

I also have used a toy tug rope to train Abbylynn this way ... she now does not bark ... but brings me the tug rope instead ... and of course I have to play a quick game of tug as the reward.

This is only my advice ... as I can only imagine how hard it would be to train this throughout the night! ..... I am out of training ideas on this one.

I hope someone comes along ... like a real trainer with a better solution for you ......
 
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