my dog is almopst 2 years old and does not like to be left alone?
we have recently moved and I now need to leave her up to 6 hours several times a week. How can I train her to accept this and not bark and disturb the neighbors? She was crate trained when very small but she messed in it and as I’m handicapped, it was very hard to clean the crate and then bathe her. I have been putting her in the bathroom with her rug, water, food, wee wee pad and toys. any advice is very welcome
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If your dog is barking or carrying on while you’re gone, try giving her “special” toys she only gets when you leave that will occupy a lot of her attention. Toys like a Kong or even some sort of a chew bone that will hold her attention for extended periods of time are good. Just remember to only give her these when you leave.
How can I train my dog…?
…not to bark when he’s left alone? A guy once reccomended me leaving the radio on so that it’d seem like someone was there, but I need a PERMENANT solution.
I always leave the TV on, believe it or not my pup watches it … Sometimes. I would just try leaving him a bunch of toys to play with so he will be preoccupied with them instead of barking.
Help! I still can’t leave my dog alone?
my dog is 1 year and 3 months old and I still can’t leave him home alone!? I adopted a mixed dog (papers say mixed golden retreiver and ?) when he was about 4 months old. I crate trained him. He is great in his crate, he doesnt bark or try to get out. He is now 60lbs and his crate is huge. It goes up to 110lbs so he has pleanty of room. He is competely potty trained, and does well with commands such as sit, stay, paw, lay down, play dead. he is not very good on the leash as he gets very excited when we go out and he pulls, but we are working on that. the big problem is, i still have to leave him in his crate whenever i go somewhere. when he turned a year old, i started to gradually leave him out of the crate when I left the house(15 min at a time) moved it up to 20 min. I would come home and a pillow would be on the floor, nothing too bad, one time a torn up coloring book. after a while of doing that i decided i would leave him home alone while i went to get dinner (maybe a little over an hour) I took him for a long walk before hand and left bones and toys out for him. I came home and he chewed up and tore apart my wood blinds. after that i couldnt even go upstairs and leave him out of his crate without him going for the blinds (it was as if he found something new to play with). I tired one more time to leave him alone (this time spraying bitter apple on the blinds), I came home and he chewed my moldings. Again I left his fav toys and bones out and some kongs. Will I ever be able to leave him out of the crate? I feel terrible because I live alone and i just took on a full time job, so he is in his crate now for 9 hours a day!!! He doesn’t have a problem with it. He doesnt even get too excited when I get home, but I feel bad. i tired taking him for a walk in the morning and gating him in the kitchen but he chewed my cabinets.
I walk him in the morning for about 30 min, then when i get home for about an hour, and then before bed for another 15min and once a week he goes to camp
Whenever your dog does something bad like that, you HAVE to punish him. I know its hard but he will never stop unless you do. If that doesn’t work then maybe you should try taking him to a behavior class? I had this problem with my dog, he would always dig the carpet. We punished him every time and now he doesn’t do that anymore.
Good luck with your dog!
getting a dog, have some questions!?
I went to animal shelter after seeing a picture on their site of a beagle, 3yrs old. My boyfriend & i both like her and she seem to like us as well. she has to be spayed before we take her home, shes in heat so they have to wait. The shelter noticed it on the 5th of jan, I forgot to ask them how long dogs are in heat for? other question I have is: her former owners left her alone alot & had to get rid of her because she barked when left alone & the neighbors complained (not a problem for us oneof us is home all but 1 or less hour a day) The question is: is there ANY way we could prevent her from barking when we’re not home & whats the best way to train her not to bark if she barks a lot? I know they are known for barking but shes a very calm dog & didnt bark at the shelter much at all!even when the other dogs were barking alot! also are there any good info. websites on beagles? what do u think of a crate for a dog that age that isnt used to one? is it nessessary?
My boyfriend and i work different hours, he goes to work at 1:30pm and i get home from work at 2:00pm, there’s really no one to watch the dog unless we bring her to dog day care which is a ways away from our home. Someone has told me get a spray bottle and spray her when she barks until she figures out it’s bad. but that seems cruel to me…
First off, I definitely would not crate the dog, unless absolutely necessary. When they grow up with a crate, it’s a comfort. When they don’t, it’s a jail.
They stay in heat about a week, so by next week, you should be able to be getting her spayed.
The barking thing, as you said, probably won’t be an issue, as you are going to be home with her most of the time. I would test her out a little, and go outside and leave her ‘alone’ for a few minutes at a time. If she starts barking, come in and firmly tell her NO. Each time you do this, try staying outside a little bit longer. For the time that she’s quiet, when you come in, tell her how good she is, and give her a little treat. When you have to come in because she’s barking, she gets nothing but the NO.
Beagles are really smart dogs. With a little work and lots of love, which it sounds like you’re definitely ready to give, she’s going to do great!
Discrimination and harrassment in our apartment complex (regarding dog)….need advise?
Someone in the dog section suggested we post this here.
sorry its so long there is a lot going on
It all started when a neighbors kid told their mom that we had a pit bull…..so now they all think we have a pit bull and we don’t. We have a little Jack russell/chihuahua mix and they yell and call her pit bull all the time and say our dog should be put down…..that is why they are discriminating against us and it started 3 weeks after we moved in
(WE aren’t even allowed to have Pit bulls in the complex)
so now we have a mess
it gets worse
My dog came and got me he was yipping a bit (because he needed to go to the bathroom) sadly that gets my other dog barking a bit. So as i was getting ready to walk out the door with him someone came and hit my door real hard and made it shake and I saw them run off and heard a door slam. (I heard them say that should teach them)
We live in an apartment and no one has ever complained to us complained to us about our dogs or to the office and i don’t think they bark when we leave
We live in a very “the south will rise again kind of town” and you almost expect to see the pitchforks and billyclubs. I hate it and we want to move but its more expensive to break the lease.
We are training our dogs with bark collars but it doesn’t help when people harass you constantly.
We are dealing with the barking which was started by there deliquent kids and training them and dealing with it but its bad when the grown ups act like kids too.
we never ever had this kind of problem before and I’m fed up. Not at the dogs but at the jerks we have as neighbors
Kids throw things at them when we take them out to potty, taunt them and yell at them.
The reason my dogs are the way they are not because the neighbor kids harass them and throw things at them and try to run them down…..and now all the neighbors want them gone because the dogs bark at their kids (they never ever did that before all that happened) so instead of talking to us they try to get our dogs taken away while we are dealing with the barking situation. (how do we know all this, word travels fast and we heard a neighbor talking about it and it got back to us
sometimes they bark at the noises outside and kids then kids hear that and start barking and edging them on…I caught one kid standing outside my window barking at our dogs….he sure ran fast when I opened the blinds
I rarely leave them alone during the day….I currently don’t work so I am with both of them they are both small dogs and we have a big apartment….2 bedroom (largest 2 bedroom in the complex) They don’t bark all the time only when they are harrassed or someone comes to the door or we come in and need to get them out to pee quick
You move to a nicer town but with much meaner people and they are ready to lynch you because they think your dog is something it isn’t
They just don’t want her living in the same complex as their precious (and they aren’t precious) children. (I have never seen such awful kids in my life)
well I’m not a fan of pit bulls myself but learn your breeds is how I feel….just because 6 year old Jonny says someone has a pit bull doesn’t make it truth
I’ve already been to managment about this and its just gotten worse and the worst part is we still have 9 months left on the lease.
Our dogs never barked until we moved here and delt with this.
Can you give me some advice on what to do and what my rights are?
Is the incident enough to warrent us breaking our lease?
Also we are taking all the proper steps to prevent barking (though our dogs are the quietist in the building)
We are even using a bark collar with training
My husband said the person who hit the door threw a bottle at it with a sticky smelly substance and its all over our door
Call the police if people are taunting your dogs or harassing you or smacking on your door and stuff.
Let them explain to the cops how your dog is a pitbull, the cops will set them straight and never believe another word they say.
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