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Barking at meal time

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Hi all,

I'm a little at my wit's end as to how to train them out of this. When it was just Buckley, he would do his happy dance, but feeding time was a quiet affair. Now, with two of them, it's an all-out barkfest. This wouldn't be such a big deal, but I get up an hour earlier than DH and feed the dogs right away. Thus, the barking wakes him up. Jewelie is the main problem. Clearly this is a behaviour that was tolerated at her old house for her whole life.

I have tried nose hugs, firm NO, going back into the basement (we keep the food on the landing) and closing the door until they are quiet...nothing seems to work. I know it's because we are feeding them at the same time, but given the size of our house, I'm not sure how I would go about feeding them separately.

Any ideas???
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Ours get put in the garden whilst I am preparing their food. They know that when they can come in their food is waiting. Susi gets fed in the kitchen and Snoopy in the lounge. There is no time for barking. Snoopy drools all over the lounge floor whilst he waits for me to open the door to put his food down. It is amazing how they learn routines. The moment we come down in the morning they dash out to go to the toilet. During that time i fill their bowls. Works fine.
Whilst we were camping, Dave would take the hounds for a walk whilst I prepared their food. Then we fed them at either end of the camper car to avoid squabbles.
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