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Dear Dog, please stop being my alarm clock!

Dog stuck at home during mornings, barks at other dogs. How to tell owner? Fun snowflakes insides! [more inside]
posted by curagea on Aug 14, 2014 - 10 answers

Good fences make good BARK BARK BARK BARKBARK BARKBARKBARKBARK!

Advanced dog advice, positive feedback loop edition: Looking for advice on convincing our new rescue pup not to bark at our neighbors' even barkier dogs. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jul 6, 2014 - 10 answers

My neighbor's dog is barking every time I unlock my front door.

My neighbor's recently acquired tiny dog is barking every time I'm in the hall, effectively alerting the entire building to my comings and goings, particularly late at night. How do I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Mar 20, 2014 - 18 answers

I don't want a tsundere dog

Our new dog fears me and is generally seems to be fearful. He's already bitten the friend who would be watching him if we went on a trip! It would break my wife's heart to take him back but if his behaviors keep up I don't know if we'll have any choice. However I believe there are rarely bad dogs, just mostly bad owners. How can we make Fishstick part of the family? [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Jan 27, 2014 - 25 answers

When do you become "the neighbor with the barking dog"?

When we first got our dog, Brandy, we didn't even know she *could* bark because she never barked. Now that she's come to realize this is her forever home, she's bound and determined to let everyone and anyone know it, so she barks at everything. [more inside]
posted by patheral on May 6, 2013 - 68 answers

How to cope with roomie's annoying pets

I share an apartment. I have a great relationship with my roommate. When I met her before I moved in she told me “I work a lot of hours, my home is my sanctuary, I like to come home to a calm unstressful environment.” I am the same way. On to the problem. I am not an animal lover but I have lived with dogs and cats before it has been fine. The issue is her dog is a Chihuahua that always barks. [more inside]
posted by seesom on Feb 5, 2013 - 25 answers

How to handle a nice dog's mean moods

My wife and I have a corgi/heeler mix who will be two years old in May. She's an absolute sweetheart most of the time but gets into foul moods occasionally where she will snarl and bite. Once she's in a bad mood she tends to stay that way for a few hours. How can we correct that behavior? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 10, 2013 - 11 answers

Barking me into a corner.

Friendly Neighbor Version: Barking Dog is driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Oct 15, 2012 - 25 answers

Drug Dealer Neighbors With Barking Dogs

My neighbor's dogs wake me up at all hours of the night barking. It is taking its toll on my well being and capacity to work. It's actually a big big problem that is not fixed by ear plugs and multiple sources of white noise. I am literally surrounded by white noise. The big problem? I'm fairly certain they are drug dealers. I have tried to handle the noise in a low key straightforward manner, acting as if they wer not drug dealers. Someone tipped off the landlord though about the barking and they blame me for "tattling". [more inside]
posted by KoiPond on Sep 14, 2012 - 54 answers

stop neighbor's barking dog

How can I stop my neighbor's dogs from barking? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Aug 6, 2012 - 17 answers

What's the best approach when my puppy growls and snap at people and other animals?s

What's the best approach when my puppy growls and snap at people and other animals? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 19, 2012 - 14 answers

How do you train a dog NOT to do something?

How do you train a dog NOT to do something? I understand the basics of training a dog to perform a positive behavior: repetition, treats, encouraging words and body language, etc. I've even been somewhat successful in training my dogs to sit, stay, give paw, etc. But one of my dogs barks at my husband whenever he walks by, and he (the husband) is getting pretty darn tired of it. [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on May 28, 2012 - 17 answers

help us quiet barky mcbarkypants

Is there a way for us to endear ourselves to the barking terror next door so that we don't have to listen to his aggressiveness every time we open the door out back? [more inside]
posted by adrianna aria on Mar 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Help Us Help Our Dog

Our greyhound Hoover lacks confidence, is unhappy, and seems to have other emotional problems. We're at a loss. Help us help our dog, please. [more inside]
posted by QuakerMel on Feb 12, 2012 - 21 answers

Please help me stop the barking!

It's currently 1am where I am and my neighbour's dog has been howling and barking incessantly for the past 2 hours. It's driving me insane and I'm furious because this behaviour has been going on for two years since I moved in. I've just written a letter to give to my neighbour, but I don't want to make things tense between us. Can I have some opinions? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Feb 4, 2012 - 33 answers

Kennel our dog?

I'm looking for a dog kennel recommendation in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area! There's probably more inside than you want to read. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Barbaric Yawp

We have a reactive, defensive dog that can be barky during car rides. She is quieter if she's in a crated in the back of the van with a blanket over it. But my husband has been allowing her freedom in the car, claiming she only barks a few times each trip. I think that a few times is too many times, and that she should continue to be crated during trips unless she gets to the point where she stops reacting to stuff outside the car. [more inside]
posted by SomeTrickPony on Jun 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Please help me shut this dog up.

How can I get my neighbors to silence their constantly barking dog, considering I'm not sure how to communicate with them? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on May 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Good doggies deserve better?

My next-door neighbor keeps her dogs outside 24/7. I'm not sure how I should feel about this. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Apr 22, 2011 - 32 answers

barbaric yawps, all the livelong day

How can we keep our dogs from barking at everything they see beyond our fence? Getting an opaque fence will surely help, at least in the short term, but we really need to address the root behavior. Are anti-bark collars an effective, humane option? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Mar 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Help with a Barking Dog

My boyfriend is working the night shift for several months, and our neighbor's dog's barking is waking him up in the morning. We are looking for suggestions on how to handle this. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 19, 2011 - 26 answers

Dogs hate me. Do you hate me?

I met a guy's dog recently. She started growling at me like crazy, barking, and then peed on the floor. I will admit, I am not a dog person, and they make me really nervous. I just don't want to pet your dog, and I think they can sense it. I wonder, though. Do dog people think less of people who don't like dogs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2010 - 75 answers

Busting Out the Door Like the the Hulk Out of His Clothes

The circumstances: 1 dog. 1 door to the backyard (note: there is no doggy door.) Whenever I let him out to go do his business, he RUSHES outside as if he's after a predator, and barks, even if there is nothing there. [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Nov 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Hush, puppy!

We moved two weeks ago, and my dog is still in Super-Bark-Mode at everything that moves. How can I get her to chill out and be a happier dog? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Oct 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Help with our naughty dog

So this is a typical example of what my dog does when I arrive at home. He is 5 years old and has always been this way. Help us get him under control. [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Oct 25, 2010 - 31 answers

Help us get from yappy to happy

We just adopted an adult Jack Russell mix last Friday. She's amazingly calm and quiet... until we leave for work. That's when the barking starts. Help us brainstorm a solution to keep everyone -- pup, us, neighbors -- happy. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Sep 1, 2010 - 27 answers

Citronella Collar: Can I refill it with water?

I have a Coon Hound and she barks a LOT. Pretty much on a constant basis. She has gotten much better about barking, but my husband and I are fixing to move and when we are gone we have been told that she howls/barks/cries the ENTIRE time we are gone. I have been looking at Citronella Collars, but before I opt into buying one I need to know if I can refill it with water. [more inside]
posted by eastinwifey09 on Aug 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Ruf ruff sorry about my dog....

What's the best way to get a dog to stop barking at people? We have a three year old mini poodle rescue. I don't know if she was abused but she definitely wasn't socialized. We had her a year and a half and we've worked through a lot of issues (house training, fear, and severe separation anxiety) but the barking is the one issue we have never been able to fix. She's easily spooked by people and she barks if they even look at her let alone walk near her or reach for her. In our house she has actually chased house guests down the hall barking and circling. My husband and I are both able to bring her to our workplaces but the constant barking makes it difficult to do so. [more inside]
posted by bananafish on Jun 21, 2010 - 12 answers

His bark sounds painful

My dog's bark has become high pitched and hoarse. Cause for concern? [more inside]
posted by Ashley801 on Mar 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Barking up the obsessive tree?

Can I train myself to not to obsess about some (slightly) pesky barking dogs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Dog Barking & Separation Anxiety Issues

How do I get my newly adopted 2 year old dog to stop whining & barking when I'm gone at work? [more inside]
posted by cuando on Jan 4, 2010 - 18 answers

How to help neighbour with barking dog?

New neighbour, new dog. Dog was home alone today(indoors), barking and howling, for the first time. Doesn't bother me one bit but I caught another neighbour outside, on the phone to the RSPCA (which seems an insane overreaction), to report this situation. What to do? How to help both neighbours and the dog be happy? [more inside]
posted by Elfasi on Nov 9, 2009 - 19 answers

OUR BARKING DOGS vs. My SANITY

What other things can we do to stop Our relentlessly Barking Big Dogs from yapping constantly! HELP! [more inside]
posted by mickeefynn on Nov 8, 2009 - 22 answers

Sticky dog barking wicket

Sticky dog barking situation. The house next door to ours is a rental duplex, both units of which were recently rented to people whose dogs bark and/or howl unrelentingly all day long. I work from home and am losing my mind. Complication: I also have a very barky dog whose barkiness was able to be controlled until these other dogs moved in. Now he, too, is a problem, and I feel that I am in no position to complain about others' dogs. And yet, something must be done. [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on Aug 19, 2009 - 20 answers

Is there any way I can play white noise through my computer speakers, to soothe my vigilant doggies from barking at every sound they hear outside?

Is there a free program that lets me broadcast "white noise" through my computer speakers? My dogs are vigilant. They bark at noises outside the house, at all hours of the night. We have a "White Noise" machine in our bedroom, and it seems to block the sounds of the outside world quite well, but... our dogs sleep downstairs, and we sleep upstairs, and...we like the white noise machine for ourselves. I was wondering if there were any sort of software that I could run on my downstairs PC, that would play similar white noise, to distract the pups, since my computer is in the room where they tend to sleep. We'll probably buy another white noise machine, but in the meantime, can anyone help? Free software would be preferred! (Or perhaps a website that plays white noise?)
posted by newfers on Feb 1, 2009 - 27 answers

YO IT'S LIKE EVERY DOG IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS BARKING AT THE SAME TIME

It's 3:48 AM on December 28th 2008 in suburban California (Fullerton). I can hear the sound of about 11 dogs barking simultaneously from around a 1/2 mile away. What is happening? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Dec 28, 2008 - 12 answers

How do you build trust with a dog that is scared of you?

DogFilter: How do you build trust with a dog that is scared of you? [more inside]
posted by bwilms on Dec 16, 2008 - 24 answers

How do we keep our dog from making a big fuss in the morning?

DogTrainingFilter: How do we keep our dog from making a big fuss in the morning? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Aug 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Dog Experts, I Need You. *So* Much.

I need advice from people who are great at understanding canine behavior and solving related issues for what is a rather thorny (and potentially tragic, dog-health-wise) situation for this inexperienced dog owner. I'll make it brief, then tell the (much, much) longer story inside. We have a new rescue dog (our first dog; female, a little under 2 years old) who is just now beginning to feel really at ease and at home after being with us for a month, and all our efforts towards house training have finally paid off, and she is doing beautifully... But, we are going to have to take care of a friend's un-neutered young male dog for two-four weeks in our small apartment, and there are very many things that worry me a great deal, and I really need good advice. Nearly full explanation follows, and it's very long - so sorry! - but it's important stuff to me. Bear with, if at all possible. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 19, 2008 - 39 answers

Quiet, please!

I would like advice on how to deal with a dog who barks every time I enter or leave my apartment. Should I talk to him? Ignore him? [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Apr 24, 2008 - 9 answers

I need a little dog advice, and a lot of roommate advice. Help me get a good night's sleep!

Can I train my roommate's dog if she's not doing it? Can I live without a full night's sleep for 5 more months? [more inside]
posted by veryhappyheidi on Apr 18, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I sleep with a yelping dog?

I recently moved in to a small manhattan apartment which I share with a small dog that decides to bark in his high-pitched yelp during the middle of the night 2-3 days a week. [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Dec 15, 2007 - 9 answers

Can you recommend an anti-bark collar that works for high pitched barks?

Can you recommend an anti-bark collar that works for a dog with high pitched barks? [more inside]
posted by clarahamster on Nov 8, 2007 - 5 answers

can you save my roomies puppy from being strangled?

can you save my roomies puppy from being strangled? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 31, 2007 - 38 answers

How do you say "quiet please!!" in dog?

One of my dogs won't shut up. He was fairly quiet when we adopted him about 8 months ago after prior owners surrendered him, but several months of apartment living have encouraged him to bark every time someone walks outside, above, near, in, or around our apartment. He has such a high pitched, loud, piercingly painful bark, that I can't believe our neighbors haven't shot him, had him taken away, or even complained to us. Sometimes I can hear him barking from almost a block away, but I DON'T have reason to suspect he sits and barks all day when home alone. [more inside]
posted by bunnycup on Sep 24, 2007 - 20 answers

Mexican Hairless dog aggression problems?

Our 3.5 year old Mexican Hairless has started becoming aggressive and I need suggestions for dealing with it. [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Aug 10, 2007 - 10 answers

Save My Dog!

Save My Dog! I'm 3,000 miles away and my dad is gonna put her down because she's old and barks constantly when in the back yard and its pissing off the neighbors. He bought an 'anti-barking collar' (whatever that is) and if that doesn't work... any ideas?
posted by Gregamell on Jul 24, 2007 - 11 answers

My new dog can't be left alone.

I just adopted a dog which apparently has separation anxiety issues (and we have cats). We had planned to initially leave him crated during the day. What can I do to help him through this transition? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey on May 20, 2007 - 15 answers

Do barking silencers really work?

Has anyone ever set up a dog silencer in their backyard? (Like this one.) Do they work? [more inside]
posted by KathyK on May 3, 2007 - 10 answers

Dogs are ruining my life

Loud ass barking dogs. [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Apr 13, 2007 - 35 answers

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