How to stop demand barking?

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How to stop demand barking?

Postby Kaylac » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:34 pm

My sheltie so far only barks when she wants to play or wants attention. I’ve tried leaving the room, turning my back, holding her mouth shut and saying quiet. She’s quite alpha it seams because when I tel her to sit often she just barks in denial wanting to play (even though she very well knows what sit is) I’ve had her about a week and she’s 10 weeks old. I just don’t know how to get her to not bark when wanting to play or get attention. She barks most in her play pen when she wants me to join her
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Re: How to stop demand barking?

Postby Hanne » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:45 pm

A Sheltie is a barking race, so that's its nature.

I do not understand why the puppy is not allowed to be with you, it does not want to be closed away.

I always have my puppies staying with me when I'm home, that way you get a safe puppy, I never use cages when I am away
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Re: How to stop demand barking?

Postby wmildman » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:01 pm

I agree with Hanne. One of the qualities we have enjoyed is their wanting to be with/around us. Our furry four legged children, except they never out grow you. We are as goofy as you get and enjoy Shelties. They will bark and the surgery is inhumane and they still try to bark and sounds awful. (Sorta like asking a Great Pyrenees to not shed or bark or dig holes or protect your pasture)
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Re: How to stop demand barking?

Postby BnB2171 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:20 am

I used clicker training and treats. Worked like a charm. Learned it all on YouTube
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