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    I found out from our vet that Mabel has not been debarked. @JeannieCO and I were discussing this a while back. He said he saw nothing wrong with her vocal cords and was surprised she hasn't barked or vocalized at all since we got her. He said she may just never bark. I know I am crazy, but I would love to hear her voice! We've tried everything. Any suggestions?




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    Is she afraid of anything? Vegas is not a barker, but when Joe gets the ladder out all his fur stands up on his back and he barks his head off at the ladder!!?!? He don't even bark if someone knocks on the front door or rings the bell.

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    Be careful what you wish for...I said that to my BF when Dudley was a baby...now...I'm just wishin' he would SHUT UP!

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    Harlea only barks when she wants something or we aren't paying enough attention to little Miss Diva. Have you tried playing keep away with her favorite toy? For us it drives Harlea nuts and she starts barking after a few minutes.

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    Ace is my first bulldog an OEB. I have had an Amstaff, ABPT, cocker spaniel, and my wife's maltese. Ace is the least vocal of any dog I have had or been around, he will whine for my attention and bark on occasions when really on alert but other than that not much.

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    HRH is not a barker, and when we first got her she never barked either.

    Then a few months after we had her a sudden loud noise scared her and made her vocalize, but it really wasn't much of an actual bark. And that is all we heard for a while.

    Then about a year or so after she lived here she suddenly decided that the doorbell was something to bark at.

    Just a few months ago (before Amy) she surprised me by giving a quick bark when she wanted me to play with her and I had my nose in the computer. She had never done that before but she did it a few times after the first.

    And then there is Now, (since Amy) we often hear her bark in "correction" and playing.



    So I suggest just giving it time.... Or GET A PUPPY!

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    Chumley makes more noise from the back end than the front!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    I found out from our vet that Mabel has not been debarked. @JeannieCO and I were discussing this a while back. He said he saw nothing wrong with her vocal cords and was surprised she hasn't barked or vocalized at all since we got her. He said she may just never bark. I know I am crazy, but I would love to hear her voice! We've tried everything. Any suggestions?
    Ahhhh I wish you could hear her too. It was the best sound hearing Sally. Even debarked dogs bark they're just really scruffy sounding. Chris, does Mabel have a favorite thing to do; toy, play, treat, etc. I'm wondering if you could get her super exciting with your own excitement and entice a sound from her. That's just odd that she won't make a sound at all. Sally's made several now that she's at home now. She's barked at my neighbor the other night when the boys were fighting and I was trying to break them up. She was protecting us. But Sally's first bark was brought on the garage compressor which is loud and makes that vibration sound, same with the lawn mower which she barks at.

    I hope that one day you can hear her voice.
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    Hey Chris, Rocky hardly ever barks unless he thinks he hears someone knocking on the door, and then Rambo never hushes up, I even think he barks in his sleep. I mean if its to hot in the house for his liking he barks, if he's hungry he barks, if he doesn't like something he barks, if he wants attention he barks, if he sees a fly flying he barks, I take him outside, and he goes bananas barking, Morale of the story, some bark a lot, Rambo, some bark very little Rocky. Usually if I hold or play with one of Rockys toys, and he gets jealous of me and his toy, I can entice him to bark, if i knock on my coffee table like someone is at the door, I can make him bark that way, oh and the home theater being on, and speakers all over the entertainment room, knocks on door coming from the back speakers makes him bark, and other dogs on animal planet can entice him also, hopefully you'll find something in here you haven't tried yet to entice a bark, thinking it's sad that Mabel's not been debarked, and nothing is found wrong, but she hasn't barked yet, Guessing some people are born mute, has Mabel at least whined or anything, like if she's in pain? any noise at all?

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    She will, Chris...Cami never barked, whined or any sound for the 1st two
    months then when a knock at the door, she'd bark to alert with one maybe
    2 barks. other than that, nothing. Two more months go by then one night
    she's lying on her cooleroo by my bed and startled me by one sharp bark.
    I thought something was wrong w/her...in pain or something it was that
    out of character for her. Finally I determined she was demanding to be UP
    on my bed with me...of course I melted and was so excited she SPOKE to
    me...a conversation!!! After that, she did it all the time...the 'lil diva!


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    Aww, hope she'll start to speak soon I remember the first time our babies spoke, it just melted my heart<3 Now though I wish they were more quiet we have a total of six dogs and there is NEVER EVER a quiet moment around here When our bullies were babies they didn't make much noise as far as I remember... maybe she's just late? or she's so happy with life she doesn't feel the need to ask for anything
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    Who knows her history. It could be that she was discouraged from barking for the entire of her life. You never truly know the history with these rescue babies.

    It may take a long time for her to make a sound. Or maybe she has just perfected the "look" to get her own way!!!! Maggie was very good at that!!!!

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