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My barking jack russell...

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by mindymoo, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. mindymoo

    mindymoo PetForums Member

    Jul 5, 2009
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    We had a new addition to our family 5 months ago, a beautiful little boy :)
    The problem we have is our Jack Russell Poppy barks at any noise, people walking past, birds flying by,post coming through door...everything!!!! Now obviously barking dogs and sleeping babies dont mix too well, does anyone have any ideas of how I could curb this behaviour?

    Desperate mummy, please help x
  2. Mum2Heidi

    Mum2Heidi PetForums VIP

    Feb 17, 2010
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    Hi, Didnt want to read and run but cant offer much help I'm afraid. Luckily my little JR cross seldom barks and I do realise how lucky I am:thumbup:

    I remember in similar threads ignoring the barking behaviour is supposed to work but I would imagine that's v difficult.

    Just a thought - I'm not sure if it's what helped with mine but she doesnt have the run of the house. She has the kitchen/diner/conservatory which is at the back of the house and there isn't that much traffic. Perhaps you could restrict yours to an area away from the stimulus?
  3. metaldog

    metaldog PetForums VIP

    Nov 11, 2009
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    If I want my JRT to be quiet I say thanks you in a very gentle voice and she shuts up. If I want her to remain quiet for a time I put her in the kitchen, or somewhere she can't see out of the windows. It's very difficult to stop a JRT from barking, but not impossible. Like Heidi's mum said it is easier to remove the stimulus and prevent barking rather than stop it once it starts.

    My grandson lived at home when he was a baby and to prevent him being woken if the dogs barked we would have music on or the radio. Also if he did wake when they barked we would leave him to settle back down.

    Sorry I can't offer a miracle cure.
  4. offside monkey

    offside monkey PetForums Newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
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    I've a Norfolk terrier who likes a woof. If he's given the run of the front room, he'll undoubtedly end up in on the windowsill barking at anyone who dares walk by. I'd go with keepingin him away from such stimulus at first until someone offers some training tips.
  5. lucy963

    lucy963 PetForums Senior

    Sep 20, 2008
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    I was watching its me or the dog and the women was saying if you teach your dog to bark then you can teach it to be quiet. You ask it to bark then say quiet and when it is quiet give it a treat. Then the dog knows if you say quiet its to be quiet.
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