Very vocal boy

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Leo is just rounding 10 months and the most vocal EB I’ve ever owned. He barks incessantly at the other dogs for attention and play. This behavior I’m sure I can get in control; however, it’s at certain times he whines or cries that bother me. The behavior that bothers me most is when he’s settled down, trying to sleep and he starts breathing harder and then cries out. Sometimes I think it’s because he is frustrated or maybe bored. But other times I worry so that it’s pain he’s experiencing. This is such a stoic breed and most often don’t express their pain. We had some vomiting, passing out issues as a little guy and he had every single test possible, with zero results. Actually y’all solved it with feeding on a cookie sheet! So, am I being a paranoid momma or does it sound like Leo is in pain?
 

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Is he asleep when he's doing this? Could it be that he's dreaming?

But yes, EBs can have such pain tolerance that I didn't realize anything was wrong with my boy until I noticed his belly swollen. Took him to the vet and that's when we found out he has cancer and it has gotten to a point where it has spread to his entire body. Not a single whimper nor change in attitude. He got slower, slept a lot, but he's 11 years old so I attributed it to old age!
 
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Oh I feel you about your boy! Same thing happened to me. He had a near necrotic gallbladder, then found the cancer. He never gave the slightest hint his gallbladder was diseased. I’m a nurse, I know how painful this is.
Leo isn’t asleep yet, just in the fringe of sleep. In fact he did it just now, cries and rolled over and now he’s snoring. Sometimes he struggles a lot to get comfortable to sleep
 
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Bellearell

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FYI, I’m talking of two different males. My previous boy lived until 11 and never slowed down. He was such a trooper! I guess that’s why I get so nervous with Leo.
 

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Actually y’all solved it with feeding on a cookie sheet!
I remember that recommendation...very glad that Leo is doing OK. I wish I had an easy fix for the barking other than telling him to be "SHHHHH!" whilst quickly making a fist...sometimes supplemented with a spray/squirt from a water bottle. That's what we do and it works. Repetition it key.
We did have one rescue(Tank) that, when alone and in his kennel, barked non-stop starting at dawn and ending at bed time. If he were in the presence of people, he never barked. He was never placed into a home.
 
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My bad! Never saw your question. So I’ve determined it’s his waning cry, same pitch when he doesn’t get his way or wants my attention. He’s like the kid who doesn’t want to got I sleep yet. But I’ll keep in mind to post a vid
 

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My bad! Never saw your question. So I’ve determined it’s his waning cry, same pitch when he doesn’t get his way or wants my attention. He’s like the kid who doesn’t want to got I sleep yet. But I’ll keep in mind to post a vid
When it’s feeding time, my white face Jake is the biggest vocal whinny dog I’ve ever owned. He beats my human kids when they were toddlers.
 

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