erikor Posted November 1, 2020 Report Share Posted November 1, 2020 So after a little drama which I posted about last week, with all of your help Darcy (6 month old pup) and the Humans have chilled out so it seems Darcy is here for the long haul. So now on to a more mundane training question... Darcy barks at noises coming from the floor above him (which are pretty much always my children tromping around.) I have tried saying “thank you” and checking out the ceiling he is barking at (as Doggy Dan suggests) and then quietly putting him in timeout for a couple minutes (bathroom) if the barking persists. He quiets right down in timeout but then the barking starts again with the next clunk he hears. So before I go and do a hundred timeouts, I wanted to check with you, The Wise And Experienced, if you think I should persevere with this approach. I have seen others here post that their approach is to simply reward any pause in barking and then slowly require longer and longer pauses. Any reason to choose one approach over the other? (Meanwhile we are also working with the Relaxation Protocol to help with general chilling out.) Oh, and we have an e-collar but we don’t use it. My sense from this forum is that we should continue to not use it for this or just about any other training challenge. Right? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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