|Barked: Fri Jun 30, '06 1:51pm PST |
Is this a Sheltie thing? When I was a kid, we had two of them, and they both barked constantly. My parents tried everything, and finally ended up removing the voice box of one. (Hey, no one asked MY opinion in the matter!) The vet was pretty shocked, because it's normally a very simple procedure; however, our Sheltie had barked so much that he'd actually created muscle around his voice box!
The only thing I can think of for lessoning barking would be teaching the bark command, then teaching a quiet command. (Dogs understand action commands before they understand a non-action command.) I know in another thread, someone suggested citronella collars, but I've never used one.
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