|Barked: Wed Mar 11, '09 10:33am PST |
|To me it sounds like your dog is lacking exercise and is barking at you to try and get more attention, as Nallah said. Most dogs, especially working, herding, and sporting breeds suchs as Labs and Shepherds, require at least forty five minutes of vigorous exercise on a daily basis. Start taking her on a morning jog or take her to the park and play fetch for an hour. Let her be a dog and let her get out some frustration in the form of exercise.
Mental exercise, as well as physical exercise, is also important! When you sit down on the couch, give your dog something to do. Give her a KONG toy stuffed with peanut butter and kibble or practice some basic obedience commands without getting up (be sure to reward her with a tasty treat every time she gets a command right!).
A tired dog is a happy dog, and I guarantee that with more exercise, attention, and training- your dog will be better behaved.
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