|Barked: Sun Feb 17, '13 5:49am PST |
|I have no idea if you're an animal abuser or not, but in general saying "I love my ________ more than anything so I can't be an abuser," is not an accurate statement. If anybody is an abuser it doesn't matter how much they love or say they love, their dogs. I've also heard people say things like that about humans that they abuse (I volunteer with a domestic violence program). I'm certainly not saying you're an abuser of anybody, but also, please know that saying you love somebody (animal or human) so you're not an abuser would come off as really offensive and triggering to a lot of people.
As for the barking, do they amp each other up? What if you put them each in a separate room?
Also, and I'd try this with them each individually, can you get a friend to work with you. Have great treats on hand. Have somebody take one of your dogs on a walk so it can't distract the other, and then have your friend knock on the door. Give the dog you're working with a treat as long as they're quiet. I would think clicker training would be helpful in marking the quiet behavior.
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