Flag

Q: Barking at play dates

March 9, 2009 | By Anonymous | 3 answers | Expired: 2047 days ago

Anonymous

My puppy is usually well-tempered and does not bark unless provoked. Recently, he has started to bark everytime we go to a playdate. He will be fine at first, but if the other dog(s) do not play with him or do not give him attention he will begin to bark like an insane dog!!! I tell hime no, but he just continues to be crazy. What can I do to stop this behavior?

Readers' Answers (3)
Julia M.
Flag

Mar 21, 2009

I know of some dogs that will just bark when they play or want another dog to play. To stop you should pull your puppy away to stop then let play after they are quite, always reward (verbal or treat and verbal) the behavior you want. Works like a timeout. If you yell your dog thinks that it is ok to be loud because you are "barking" too.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Anonymous
Flag
Anonymous

Mar 09, 2009

Maybe u can try 2 be more gentle with him. Instead of scolding him when he barks, do something else. Maybe u can give him a treat if he stops barking. Thats how i got my dog 2 stop barking.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Rachel V.
Flag

Mar 09, 2009

a sock and duct tape works wonders.


kidding.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

You might also enjoy:

Got a question about your pet? Get the answers you need from Zootoo's community of pet experts and owners.

Advertisement

Advertisement