Need MaceFace help
Cross-posting from my Golden board. I only got 5 replies there though so I thought I'd try here!
Macy is 9 months old now and she's getting smarter and smarter everyday. We adore this dog! Well, except for two things.
She's a B-A-R-K-E-R!!!!!!!! She barks her head off when she's playing with Frankie. You all know that annoying yippy Golden bark of which I speak. She also barks at anyone who comes to our house, or walks by our house. She learned this from Tucker. Why couldn't she have learned to keep her mouth zipped like Frankie? Nooooo, she has to choose Tuckers bad habits. We tried teaching her "quiet" but that didn't do anything. Now I say "no" and she kind of stops......but not really. How do I fix this? Can I at this point?
The other is she's a "mouther". I'm not gonna say "biter" because she doesn't put pressure on, but some friends get really pissed when she does this. I'm teaching her "no bite". I say "No bite Macy, kisses!" and I give her a kiss or put my face to hers so she can kiss me. Anything else I can do?
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"