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We have a 1 year old yorkie who barks everytime he is outside. He only barks inside if someone knocks on the door. But outside he barks constantly. We have two dogs and like to put them outside together but the yorkie will bark . If we are out on the deck and he barks, we tell him to stop and he does...for the time being, then something interests him and he starts up again. Sometimes he just barks at nothing (or at least he thinks its something).


How can I get him to stop barking when we are not there? If I open the door and tell him to stop he comes running up to the door looking like he is proud of himself for doing a good job (I am thinking he is also learning that if he barks he can just come in the house...and I DONT want that)

We just took them camping too and he barked alot...we worked on the not barking and he will stop when we tell him to (most times LOL) if we are there.

We had a trainer come to our house and she said to teach him to bark...then you can teach no bark...that didnt work so well...he just looks at us like we are crazy LOL. And usually listens when we say no barking...its when we are not there that he is driving us crazy.

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He isnt alone he goes out with the other dog, and the yard is fully fenced (mostly they hang out on the deck) They like to go out together because they playfight almost all day long. He is actually a yorkie x so a bit bigger than a yorkie (9lbs)

both dogs are walked every evening and are taken to the park at least 2x a week...they do spend most of the day wrestling with each other LOL. He has no interest in games like fetch as soon as something stops moving he loses interest (but he does like to play keep away with our other dog LOL)

It apears that he thinks he is "doing his job" when he barks and I open the patio door and tell him to stop.
 

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He IS doing his job...it's just not the job you want him to do. LOL.
For exercise and play maybe you can try a flirt pole? You can keep the toy moving because it is on the end of the pole and he can chase, bite it and even "kill it" if he wants. This helps burn a lot of terrier energy.
Dogs bark to alert, because they are bored or because they are anxious. Yours is most likely the first two. If you insist on leaving the dogs outside without a human, you may want to try an outdoor ultrasonic anti bark device. They have ones that look like birdhouses and are pretty much weather proof. When the barking happens it emits an ultrasonic sound that in MOST dogs will distract the dog and doesn't involve a human correction or quiet cue. It's worth a try.
Personally I wouldn't leave a barker outside by himself (or with another dog, they just feed off each other..) it's not good for neighbour relations.
 

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Sorry I was busy for a few days and didnt get back to this post.


He is an anxious dog for sure this I know. He actually isnt even my dog he belongs to my 20 year old daughter who was working and going to university. The dog spent alot of time in her room and not in the rest of the house (this is terrible I know, but at first she was told it was ok) We had a trainer come in for two hours and work with us (with both dogs) and she said the dog was anxious but told us it was fine the dog was in her room because he sleeps up to 20 hours a day. I dont agree ( wasted 200 dollars on her too) and now my husband and I have taken over training him.

I have thought about the bark devices that go outside but when I was telling my neighbour about it he was concerned about his dog. But I guess if none of the dogs are barkig it shouldnt be a problem right :) will it work if the dogs are in the house? Because I do like that they give a warning bark and then stop when he ask them to (most of the time LOL) and I woulnt want them to stop.

Thanks for your advice.
 
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