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How best to control pet Pyr's barking?

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Bella

Big dog, big- love
 
 
Barked: Sat Apr 12, '08 10:45am PST 
We have a 1 year-old pet Pyrenees/St. Bernard mix who does quite a bit of "alarm"-type barking - that is, alerting us that there are people/dogs/cats in the area. The neighbors are annoyed, and so are we. We have a chain-link fence so she can see everyone in the ajoining yards and those walking on the sidwalk. Getting a privacy fence isn't really any option. I've tried giving her rawhides and taking her on long walks in the morning to distract and wear her out, but she takes her "watchdog" job seriously. We are considering humane device solutions such as a citronella bark collar or something like the "good neighbor bark breaker" (http://www.comforthouse.com/pesconforout.html). Has anyone had success with these products with their Pyr's, or have any other suggestions? Thanks everyone!!
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Sebastian

If it fits in my- mouth, it's- going down!
 
 
Barked: Sun Apr 20, '08 7:20pm PST 
Try an anxiety wrap... they work wonders for us.

http://www.anxietywrap.com/
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Abby

A pyr off leash- is a dyspyr
 
 
Barked: Tue May 6, '08 5:14pm PST 
Abby is 6 and barking is her life. Taking the barking out of a pyr is like taking a newfie out of the water or the retrieve out of a retriever.dogdogdog
Just constantly work on the quiet command. Its hard but be persistent and reward the QUiet as often as possible and redirect redirect redirect.
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