Oliver & Henry's Mum wrote:With the guests, he is simply doing what a dog is supposed to do...alerting you to the fact that someone is in the house who doesn't "belong". He won't remember whom he met the day or night before, or realize that they are spending the night. That's a tough one.
Oliver & Henry's Mum wrote:It's not always a bad thing that your dog alerts you. They are a great deterrent for robbers and others who might wish to enter who shouldn't.
Oliver & Henry's Mum wrote:If he is simply alert barking, even at the neighbours, and it doesn't last for long as some types of dogs are wont to do then I wouldn't worry about it too much. I know it can be jarring, but unless it's incessant I don't know what to say.
Oliver & Henry's Mum wrote:I'll wish Douglas an early Happy Birthday in case I miss it on the 23rd. My Oliver just celebrated his 9th "Welcome Home" day today. ♥
oldie moldy wrote:The command "no barking" is used for all unwelcome mouth actions.
oldie moldy wrote:That, by the way, also includes biting.
oldie moldy wrote:I'm working off of very little here but you sounded very passive, that's a big dog and passive is the ticket to the loony bin for you and the pound for him. Training classes, go to the library check out dog training books, read several, pick the one you like the best and really digest it.
Zen wrote:...and it just took patience and a good amount of acknowledging to them that we got the message and everything was ok...
oldie moldy wrote:The only reason I made the response I did was I thought I heard a owner worried about her dog who was moving into an out of control situation. I think she's right.
oldie moldy wrote:...you'd better hope your dog is used to you handling it head, muzzle included. Clamping down on a unwanted bark isn't aggression nor hurtful to the dog, what you are doing is controlling a behavior until the dog starts to control it on it's own.
oldie moldy wrote:I'll bet that your neighbor sooner or later is going to become annoyed at being barked at in his own yard or coming into his own front door.
oldie moldy wrote:I'll bet when someone comes to your door you'd like to talk to them without the hounds of the baskervilles providing theme music. Responsible pet ownership is about having control of you dog.
oldie moldy wrote:As I understand it you are at present defining the problem. At some point you will make a decision on what to do. I hope it's soon.
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