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While on my morning walk with Sadie I was in a hurry to get back to the house since my hands were nearly numb from the cold, so I was taking the back trail instead of getting back on the street. We encountered a little dachsund off to the side in the bushes with his owner and Sadie did not bark!! OMG! I couldn't believe it! Ok...I'm still new, so some background might help a little.
Sadie is very protective while on a leash and since we don't have a fenced in yard, she gets a lot of walks. There are tons of dogs around here and there aren't many that Sadie likes when she's on a leash. She's usually okay if she gets to meet them but if not she will bark her head off. She loves all dogs when there's no leash involved! I use a halty harness with her leash to help me keep control of her. Certain dogs will cause her to totally flip out. Anyway, I've been trying different methods to curtail the situation and didn't have much luck. Until recently, I started carrying a little squirt bottle of water everytime I walk her. Each time we came across a situation that caused Sadie alarm she would start her usual antics and I gave her a quick squirt with a command "no bark" and she stopped immediately then I would praise her for not barking. I've been using this method quite successfully for about a month now. It has worked even with the really big dog down the street that Sadie has some beef with. This morning I could not find the squirt bottle. :doh: So I headed off hoping not to encounter anything major. When she saw that little dog she wanted to bark and she could not let herself keep going by without constantly looking back to see where that dog was, BUT she never once barked. I was so proud of her and gave her hugs and rubs and treats!! YAY! :happyhappy:
 

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Terrie,the reason for her barking only when she is on leash is dogs feel real like they can be easly at the mercy of any approaching dog. But sounds like you are getting it under control. Just continue doing same as now and you will have it licked. Keep up the "good dog" and you might want to add in a treat. Good luck! :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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That's great! :happyhappy: I had the same problem with my Daisy, and cured her with a citronella collar. It was so easy and so effective! I think I'm going to start a new post about it, in case others who have the walky-barky problem don't read this.
 

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Thanks littledude. I have always tried to give her treats while working with her on this issue but she won't take them most of the time. I think it's a combination of the stress and the fact that her treats kind of bland. Well at least until I finally found a veggie treat that she absolutely loves. Sadie is allergic to everything most dog foods are made of. She can't have chicken, beef, gluten, corn or soy. She gets a bad skin condition, dull coat, lots of itching and some stomach upset. Her food is so restricted, she spends lots of time waiting, no planning for the moments she can grab something off the table or away from the boys! She's so beagle....I mean reagle. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
I give her treats when we get home though and lots of "good girl"s and head scratches while we're out.
 

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Good job, Terri and Sadie! Sounds like you've doing a good job of getting her barking under control. My Shiloh barks at other dogs when we're walking too, and it can be annoying. I think sometimes it's more of a "Hello, can we meet?" bark, but other times it's definately an "I don't know who you are, but get away from me!" bark. She also barks at dogs and people she knows, which I think is more of a "Hi! Did you come to visit me?" greeting. We have our early outside time about the same time 2 kids who live up the street come walking to catch the bus for school. She always barks at them, even though she knows full well who they are, and always runs to see them and get pats. She looks for them each morning and seems disappointed if we miss them. It's so cute!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Quote:Originally posted by Genie:
Good job, Terri and Sadie! Sounds like you've doing a good job of getting her barking under control. My Shiloh barks at other dogs when we're walking too, and it can be annoying. I think sometimes it's more of a "Hello, can we meet?" bark, but other times it's definately an "I don't know who you are, but get away from me!" bark. She also barks at dogs and people she knows, which I think is more of a "Hi! Did you come to visit me?" greeting. We have our early outside time about the same time 2 kids who live up the street come walking to catch the bus for school. She always barks at them, even though she knows full well who they are, and always runs to see them and get pats. She looks for them each morning and seems disappointed if we miss them. It's so cute!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
Sounds just like Mr. Shiloh waiting for his school kids. :wave:
 
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