|Barked: Thu Jun 12, '08 1:49pm PST |
|All my kids are crate trained. With a large number of kids, I feel that they need to be crated unless they are properly supervised. My pack was never full of barkers until recently. We moved at the end of March and I feel that the barking has sky rocketed. We moved to a 2 acre farm house. We play for hours and if I bring them in to crate them for any reason...it starts!!! They are all exercised daily and I have them on a strict schedule that includes one-on-one time and even a session of grooming where I check nails, brush, and tend to anything grooming wise. I have divided them up into small groups so when we are playing they get more attention and it rotates throughout the day. We have large group play with everyone in the house and they pretty much run my day. But I love them and I am the one who is responsible for them. I know this is not related to anything with bordem or because they are not exercised. If I crate the kids to go take a shower or to spend some 1-on-1 time with another one... Sam, Kaden, Leena, and Jake bark NON STOP!
-Sam, 1 year old GSD, I feel that she follows the others.
-Kaden, 1 1/2 Aussie, my velcro dog... he is always with me and I cannot leave his eyesight. I feel that this barking behavior is mainly him. The others will stop after the first hush or sometimes its not them at all. BUT IT IS ALWAYS HIM!
-Leena, 10 month old, Choc. Lab - She used to be so quiet and I feel that its escalated with her fast.
-Jake, 2 year old Golden Mix - Always a little testy, but this is an old behavior that has reappeared.
If I go tell them to hush, they stop as soon as they see my face. Once I'm out of eye sight it starts again...
This is the part that baffles me... when my fiance gets home it stops just like a switch! He walks in and says hi to everybody and its over. I can crate them for whatever reason.. and it just stops.
What gives? I'm so at a lost on why this behavior has gotten out of control with just ME!
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