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post #21 of 29 Old 01-18-2009, 03:52 PM
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perhaps its a son of sam thing going on is the dog telling you to go out and kill?

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post #22 of 29 Old 01-18-2009, 10:56 PM
We have had dogs next door to us that were not chronic barkers but would only bark if a stranger was around. It made me feel safer.
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post #23 of 29 Old 01-20-2009, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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i feel the same way about the comfort that a dog brings.
funny enough i can tell when their dog is defensive or happy,guess i just
got used to the different barks.

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post #24 of 29 Old 01-20-2009, 04:34 PM
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I feel exactly the same! In my household when Doc barks I ignore it. It's nothing more than an alert for me that there is another dog, possum, racoon, etc. outside hanging around. Doc feels that it's very important I know these things, lol. When Kasey barks it only means one thing: INTRUDER. It gives me a great sense of security, especially knowing if need be he will "tackle" the problem should the need present itself.

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post #25 of 29 Old 01-20-2009, 05:22 PM
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A few months ago I picked up a one year old lab from the animal shelter. They warned me that he was not well socialized with other dogs. He barks like crazy at other dogs when we go for walks. I take a treat bag with me, when we see other dogs, I say aww look at the little puppy, then give him a treat. He is getting better. When he is outdoors alone, he barks hoping to get a response from other dogs. Always three quick barks, then a wait for a response. I hate to bother the neighbors with him, so I yell hotdog and into the house he will come. The only way I can get him to listen to me is to bribe him with food. He is quit a challenge for me after having a Border Collie, with her desire to please, she listened to my every command.
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post #26 of 29 Old 01-20-2009, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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at least your trying :)
un like so people who don't care !

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post #27 of 29 Old 01-20-2009, 06:35 PM
They DO have different barks. One of our neighbors' dogs in Colorado had 2 different barks.One was when he saw us in the yard. It was a "hey, I'm over here! Pay attention to me!! ". The other one was more of an alert that something was arond that shouldn't be there.
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post #28 of 29 Old 01-21-2009, 07:34 PM
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It's kinda on the same wave babies crying. Some parents just learn to block it out, while others, like myself are about ready to strangle them.

People think their dogs are angels and will put up with a lot. I've seen a lot, working in a petstore, and I think two things, first, why people let their dogs behave that way? it certainly can't be enjoyable for the owner, and the dog is probably acting out which means he needs to find rules and discipline, or are they just so oblivious to it, and don't want to admit their perfect babies are not so perfect.
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post #29 of 29 Old 01-21-2009, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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i guess the only advantage to a miss behaving dog is it gives
people like "the dog whisperer" a job.
i think that man is truley gifted.

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