mbc1963 Posted February 10, 2009 Report Share Posted February 10, 2009 My dog Buddy tends to bark at random stuff (noises, scents, who knows?!) when he's left outside alone. In general, I don't have to leave him in the yard, so it hasn't been a big problem. During the day, he might bark now and again, but he was never out there during people's sleeping hours, so it wasn't much of a nuisance. In general, he's in the house if I'm home or if I'm away - he's only in the yard occasionally if he seems to want to be out. I haven't really concentrated on the barking, because it's never been something that I had to worry about. Well, lately he's been needing to pee in the middle of the night, which is a new behavior after four years. (Another post in the health section seeks advice about what might cause this to change over a short time period. Vet check-up is next week.) After peeing, he'll just stand out there as a leisure activity, and inevitably something sets him barking. I'm pretty sure this does NOT charm the neighbors. So... I need a good training routine or protocol or device that can teach the dog NOT to bark if he's left out alone. I'd obviously prefer not to use a shock collar, but I think they do make noise-producing collars? Anyone have experience with those? Or... if not... does anyone have a good, solid training protocol that can eliminate the barking relatively quickly? Thanks in advance! Mary Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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