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    Default Bark Bark! How to get your bullog to stop barking?

    So, any suggestions on how to get a barker to stop barking? Jesse is a vocal girl, and barks at the slightest noise, or if she is jealous, or just about anything. Any thoughts on how I can tame her vocals?

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    Default Re: Bark Bark! How to get your bullog to stop barking?

    Wish I had an answer for you. Samson is the stereotypical bulldog, only barks if he really has a reason. To get him to stop I just do the Caesar Milan "SCH" sound and he stops. Hope someone else has a better answer!

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    I'll be very onterested in everyones answers to this as Lucy is also quite vocal

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    Default Re: Bark Bark! How to get your bullog to stop barking?

    We are lucky here too, no suggestions, If Vegas barks it is for a reason, like his OCD and something not being in the right place in our house, other than that really he does not bark. I told you if my hubby puts his lunch cooler on top of the kitchen counter when he gets home Vegas about has a stroke, he has learned to put it in the pantry so Vegas can not see it.

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    Default Re: Bark Bark! How to get your bullog to stop barking?

    Ida has started barking in the backyard lately. I think it's usually at a leaf blowing or something. But, surprisingly, when I go to the door and yell, "Ida, NO barking!!", she quits.

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    Default Re: Bark Bark! How to get your bullog to stop barking?

    I use the pinch collar on Jozi. If she is
    doing anything that she isn't suppose to
    I give her two quick jerks of the collar.
    After awhile she gets the picture. But I
    do admit I spend a lot of time just following
    her around correcting her.

    Once she learns it will be worth it.

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    Default Re: Bark Bark! How to get your bullog to stop barking?

    Canned air...I'm telling you!

    Truman is a big barker, mostly in his crate, so we're working with some techniques to get him to cut it out and a quick puff of canned air on the hind end is the most effective method to this point.

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    Default Re: Bark Bark! How to get your bullog to stop barking?

    Is that like the term "blowing smoke up your arse"? Only with air? Orion is a talker. Usually it's back talking...but you know. What's a PITA to do when she has a point to get across?

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    No help here.... Princess Gracie is as quiet as a church mouse... except for the snoring and usually that isn't loud. I wonder what Cesar recommends..?? Might be worth a search.. I'll let you know what I find out.

    Edit: What about those Stop Barking things they sell on TV????? I see them sold all over the place now.

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    Default Re: Bark Bark! How to get your bullog to stop barking?

    That didn't take long. I found an excellent article here: Excessive Barking: A Common Dog Behavior Problem

    Here is an excerpt from it:

    General principles for controlling undesirable barking

    If we want to control barking, we need a dog who can obey us and relax. The dog needs to look to her owner for behavior clues. If we can call her, have her lie down (dogs do not bark as much when lying down) and stay, we are well on the way to solving a nuisance barking problem. In addition, there are some common principles we can use in modifying barking behavior.
    First, in most cases shouting "No" is only going to make matters worse since the dog is thinking you are barking too (and is probably happy you joined in).
    Be consistent. Pick a one-word command e.g., "Enough" for the behavior you want and always use that word in the same tone of voice. Everyone in the household must use the same command and act identically.
    Be patient with your dog and yourself. Changing behavior takes a lot of time, and you need to take it slowly, one step at a time. If you become angry at your dog, the chance to correctly modify the behavior will be gone.
    Reward the dog for good behavior. Positive reinforcement is much more powerful than punishment. Physical punishment will do nothing but make your dog fearful of you and break down the bond you wish to have with her. Food treats are fine to use as a reward at first. Often, picking a very special treat like small pieces of cooked chicken or hot dog will make the reward seem even better. As time goes on, you will not give a treat every time, sometimes just rewarding with a "Good Dog" and a pat on the dog's chest.
    Do not hug your dog, talk soothingly, or otherwise play into your dog's barking. Your dog may then believe there really was something of which to be alarmed, afraid, or anxious. This reinforces her behavior and she will likely bark even more the next time.
    Control the situation. As much as possible, set up situations to use as training. Practice in short, frequent sessions, generally 5-10 minutes each.
    Do not be afraid to ask an expert. Animal trainers, behaviorists, and your veterinarian can give you valuable advice. Having them witness your dog's barking episodes may give them valuable clues on helping you solve the barking problem.

    Just as an aside... This is from Drs. Foster and Smith whom we have done business with for years with our fish. You may want to check them out.

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    Default Re: Bark Bark! How to get your bullog to stop barking?

    Angus barks at me when he wants my attention, which is constantly. I have a spray bottle and have started spraying him and saying "no barking". He seems to like the water but it also gets his attention. Over the last week I have been able to slowly cut down on the sprays and just use the "no barking"

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    I don't know if this will help...but ever since any of my dogs were first with me if they barked I got up to go see what was up and gave them a "good dog" pat for letting me know.... I always felt like if I acknowledged whatever it was they were trying to alert me to they wouldn't feel the need to keep telling me... It works for us... We don't have any excessive barking and I know to look for something if they tell me too.

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