sugarpup Posted February 8, 2015 Report Share Posted February 8, 2015 Some of you have been following my story about Freyja the feral dog who was seven months in the dog pound. She's doing quite well, very happy and affectionate with me, getting better with my husband but she's become very very vocal towards my autistic daughter who has not done a single thing to agitate her further. My daughter will not interact with her in any way (even when i am not there) so it's not like she's teasing her or touching her or even looking at her or something. I don't know what to say to Freyja. I was told NOT to stop her barking as it would make her eventually bite instead, but ignoring it has just made it worse. I tried just saying in a very calm voice "hush Freyja, it's just our Lonnie". Makes no difference if i acknowledge it or not. The barking is quite frenzied and stops when Lonnie leaves the room. The dog can leave anytime she wants. Autistic people with sensory issues do not care to have loud hysterical barking occurring as you can imagine. It hurts her ears and frightens her. I love this dog but i love my daughter more. All my daughter wants is to be ignored in this situation. I need some concrete advice. Soon please as it is getting worse daily!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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