Q: Barking

June 19, 2009 | By Katie P. | 1 answer | Expired: 2416 days ago

Katie P.

My one year old shorkie barks at people. It is not all the time. He is fine with people he is around a lot, but he really doesn't like new people. Some days he will let people pet him and other days he'll bark when they walk away. People give me the dirtiest looks when he starts barking. It is not a nice bark either. I have to resort to leaving him at home and I hate doing that esp when we go to ball games and such. I thought taking him out more he would calm down and it has worked a little but not as much as I would like.

Any ideas on how to help get him to become friendlier?
Also any tips on how to get him to like other dogs?

Readers' Answers (1)

Jun 19, 2009

small dogs get upset or cranky easily. I would say maybe his around too many people sometimes or he might just be tired or in a bad mood and want to be left alone.

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