My newly adopted dog barks at night only. It's not a warning bark. She just lays down & barks 1 or 2 times, all night
She is inside at night. When she barks she never gets up, just lays down and barks once or twice. I'll look at her tell her to stop and she'll wait 30 minutes or 2 hours then does it again. She's not up roaming or looking out the door. I've never heard of this and don't know what the cause is and how to stop it.
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How long have you had her? She may be adjusting to her new home. Some dogs have been passed around a lot and and have been through a lot before they find their forever home. If she had a family or another doggie friend, she may miss them. You can teach her the quiet command and give her a really yummy treat. Only use that particular treat for the barking. Good Luck with her.
Kali answered on 5/17/13. Helpful? / 0
new baby situation might help: routine, exercise, love, getting use to new smells and sounds. she might be hearing things outside, she might be a little afraid, she may smell something. It's hard to say. Responding to the bark is a reward.
so here might be a plan. Buy a crate of appropriate size, place it next to bed, cover the crate so the dog does not see anything, place inside crate a stuffed red or black kong with peanut butter. once the dog starts to gnaw it when you go to bed, praise the dog. Only praise dog if there is silence. Any amount of silence gets a good verbal praise, repeat this nightly for the next 4 wks. :) crates create the whole den thing, which dogs can relate to. wolves dig dens and that is their save havens :)
Dieta answered on 5/27/13. Helpful? / 0