How do I get him to calm down on the barking??
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    DefaultHow do I get him to calm down on the barking??

    Tundra's been barking a lot in the backyard, but I'm affraid the neighbors aren't happy with it, not like I really care, I just don't want them calling anyone on us and would like for him to stay in the back for awhile, but sometimes...like when school gets let out I have to take him in because the kids tease him :-\

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    DefaultRe: How do I get him to calm down on the barking??

    Would you consider a citronella collar ?

    If it is serious barking I would as the alternative is ugly when the neighbours start complaining !

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    DefaultRe: How do I get him to calm down on the barking??

    bring him inside.

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    DefaultRe: How do I get him to calm down on the barking??

    Sammi barks outside, Sammi comes inside! I just don't think you should make your neighbors listen to it. Lucikly Sam has gotten so much better, usually if I go to the door and just say quite she stop's- otherwise like Kaytris says, they need to come in- IMO- how old is your pup? Hope you can work it out! Di

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    DefaultRe: How do I get him to calm down on the barking??

    I wonder if that citronella collar would work on the neighbour's screaming 6 & 4 year olds who are currently in their backyard hollering their lungs out. >

    Bev.

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    DefaultRe: How do I get him to calm down on the barking??

    Thanks guys, yeah...that's what we've been doing, if Tundra barks I tell him to stop, and if he doesn't he has to come in...we're going to be moving soon, so maybe not being near a school will be better, he can see the street and that's not good. He's only 3 1/2.

    LOL, at using the citronella collar on your neighbors kids hehehe.

    I would use it on him, but not sure if SU would buy it, does it hurt them?

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    DefaultRe: How do I get him to calm down on the barking??

    Quote Originally Posted by Tundra Aries
    Thanks guys, yeah...that's what we've been doing, if Tundra barks I tell him to stop, and if he doesn't he has to come in...we're going to be moving soon, so maybe not being near a school will be better, he can see the street and that's not good. He's only 3 1/2.

    LOL, at using the citronella collar on your neighbors kids hehehe.

    I would use it on him, but not sure if SU would buy it, does it hurt them?
    It doesn't hurt them but they really don't like the smell- I need one for Sammi in the car sometimes, but didn't think that was a wise Idea unless I wanted to smell the citronella also : ;D

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    DefaultRe: How do I get him to calm down on the barking??

    it doesn't hurt them, but releases a smell they don't enjoy.... sometimes they work, sometimes the dog learns to bark through it.

    Your dog is telling you something though... and the collar may stop the barking, but the message remains - "I don't enjoy being teased" . THAT would be my focus to change - not the barking, controlling the school kids (who stand a good chance of getting bitten if they continue to harass dogs.)

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    DefaultRe: How do I get him to calm down on the barking??

    Quote Originally Posted by kaytris
    it doesn't hurt them, but releases a smell they don't enjoy.... sometimes they work, sometimes the dog learns to bark through it.

    Your dog is telling you something though... and the collar may stop the barking, but the message remains - "I don't enjoy being teased" . THAT would be my focus to change - not the barking, controlling the school kids (who stand a good chance of getting bitten if they continue to harass dogs.)
    Your so right! - can you post a sign that says "stop teasing my dog or I'll spray you with citronella" ;D

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