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Help with Dog barking!

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May 3, 2004
22 posts
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Calgary

Help with Dog barking!

My little Sheltie goes totally haywire barking high pitch and loud until I leave out the front door ! Then she is fine . Only when people leave , she starts up barking and gets very upset... I have a office room by front door & frosted the glass with stick on . I often say - in your room & she runs in there & I close the door till she calms down & let her out 15 min later. I can now go into the garage to get things and she can’t see me leaving & this seems to help.
But is there any tips to help her learn not to go haywire when I go out the front door ?
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Deal Addict
Jul 10, 2014
2770 posts
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Ottawa, ON
Take an hour each day to slowly open the door, using treats and praise to calm the dog. Try to establish that the door opening is not a problem. After a week or two, the dog should be comfortable enough to open the door. Just remember to be calm but confident as your dog will look to you for guidance on how to react.
Jr. Member
Apr 25, 2020
179 posts
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Same here, having a problem with my dog barking loud everyday at 5am. Acts like an alarm clock or something. Wondering how do I calm him down? :(
Deal Addict
Jan 28, 2014
3405 posts
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Some dogs are natural born barkers (Terriers for example). Shelties will also bark, although not as much in general as the Spitz breed. I know we have had both breeds and a Beagle who also barked! You can try various methods to stop the barking but many things will set them off.

It is funny though that in pre-virus times dogs that would bark at the crack of dawn had to be woken up on weekends. Those who still have to go to work and are not working from home will know what I mean.

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