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    Default What's the best way to react to this? (Barking displeasure)

    When Bella is unhappy or when she wants attention, she will bark her displeasure at me. For example, if I'm on the couch and she's on the floor, she'll put her front two paws on the couch, stand on her hind legs, and bark at me.

    I've been ignoring her and then giving her attention only when she sits nicely and acts politely. However, I'm not certain if this is teaching her that the fussy barking is wrong.

    Should I continue this approach or tell her to "stop" and "get down" when she's misbehaving? I worry that even telling her to "stop" and "get down" is giving her attention for her undesirable behavior.

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    Default Re: What's the best way to react to this? (Barking displeasure)

    Something you can try is to walk away when she does that behavior. Or you can say "Stop" and then walk away, maybe to another room. Keep it really firm and short and don't make a fuss as, like you said, giving her attention for the undesired behavior is still attention and she may think it's okay to continue doing that.




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    Default Re: What's the best way to react to this? (Barking displeasure)

    My trainer told me to use the "Leave It" command, and that has worked for my boxer… the BULLY is a different story!!! Lol

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    Default What's the best way to react to this? (Barking displeasure)

    Maybe try coins in a can when she barks at you ? That's the only thing I can think of, otherwise the above approaches is probably the best way.

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    Thank you guys!

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    Default Re: What's the best way to react to this? (Barking displeasure)

    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    My trainer told me to use the "Leave It" command, and that has worked for my boxer… the BULLY is a different story!!! Lol
    Hey -- maybe Wally speaks a different language and you need to learn Italian?
    @Cali Doll -- Banks was a very mouthy girl all her 9 yrs... I did the walk away and ignoring, those worked best with her
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    Thanks 2BM!

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    Default Re: What's the best way to react to this? (Barking displeasure)

    We Tryed when our bully did that by putting him into his crate egnored him after 10 mins brought him back out and every time he did it we would take him back in it take a lot but it worked for us he just knew it was wrong in the end and knew he would end up in his crate when doing it constant hope this helps am just new to site trying to pick up tips & helping on what we have Tryed so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Violet View Post
    We Tryed when our bully did that by putting him into his crate egnored him after 10 mins brought him back out and every time he did it we would take him back in it take a lot but it worked for us he just knew it was wrong in the end and knew he would end up in his crate when doing it constant hope this helps am just new to site trying to pick up tips & helping on what we have Tryed so far

    Thank you! And welcome to the site!

    Bella doesn't do this as much anymore. I was consistent with telling her "No!" and I walk away when she nuisance barks or whines. Walking away and only giving her attention when she's quiet has worked wonders for quieting the whining and barking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    Thank you! And welcome to the site!

    Bella doesn't do this as much anymore. I was consistent with telling her "No!" and I walk away when she nuisance barks or whines. Walking away and only giving her attention when she's quiet has worked wonders for quieting the whining and barking.
    It's so much hard work but worth it in the end

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