OK so I just adopted a 3 year old min pin. Was rescued by the people I got him from at a year old from an abusive man. Apparently this little guy is a barker. I think, no big deal min pins are a hyper barky breed. So he doesnt bark inside at all, in fact he is a dream dog inside. However, when you take him outside he turns into ADHD dog. He is not leash trained so I am training him for that, but the second he sees another person he charges them and jumps and barks to get at them, not in a violent or aggressive way at all, but a hyper way. He came with a muzzle bec his barking was a huge issue for the previous owners neighbors. Does anyone have any suggestions on good ways to train him to not act so foolish because as it stands I dont think a dog park is at all possible and walks outside of my cup-de-sac are nightmarish.
Unfortunately he goes into this trance like state and treats have no effect on him when hes barking like a mad dog. The muzzle works to calm him down but I hate to do that to him. The previous owner knows his barking is out of control so we are sort of in a trial phase and I really want this to work because aside from this behavior he great, but a dog that cant be outside around other humans and dogs unfortunately wont work
Different breed, different situation, but may work. My Aussie sometimes gets so focused on herding the horses, he completely ignores me. I got him a shock collar just to snap him out of it, and it worked wonders. I know some people think they are mean and cruel or whatever, but it is just a tool. When used properly, they can really work! Can't hurt to give it a try.
I had a barker before and the shock collar didn't work with him.. He then went from barking to yelping, barking to yelping ..and so on. He was either too stupid or stubborn for it to work so I wasn't comfortable using it. Took him to the vet and she told me that some dogs are just barkers and there wasn't much I could do. Even paid for a dog trainer and they said the same thing. He was also a smaller breed dog.
Mine wasn't as bad as you describe though.. He didn't bark on walks, just every time he was in the backyard and I assumed smelled or heard another dog or person. It was when we lived in Slocum and he was not a fan of the big white fences which is why he dug his way out every chance he got and took himself to the dog park. lol
Yea I was prepared for some barking, especially with the smaller breeds, but his behavior outside is so awful . I just get worried with him being 3 that he is set in his ways. I am starting to wonder if he was even socialized. Bark collar looks like it will be my next effort. Fingers crossed.
It didn't help for us that the dog park was behind our house and it was almost always busy with lots of people and dogs... He just couldn't stand it. He wanted to meet every new dog in the neighborhood.
We tried a bark collar for a dog I had and it was really bad. The first time it went off it scared him so much he started yelping making it continue to go off and he was running in circles peeing on himself yelping with it continuously going off until I could finally catch him to get it off. It was the worst experience I have ever had with a dog. I will never use them again. I told my husband what happened and he put it on his throat and "barked" and it zapped him really good. He said that was way too much for a dog. I would use something else that scared him. Like a coke can full of change or something. A bark collar would be my absolutely last option.
Bahahaha. You should be able to adjust it. Some have a hand held remote so you can do so when not in reach. Just like the invisible fence does. Do some reviews online and pic the better. You have a small dog so you wont need as much static.
Teaching a dog to be less reactive on leash is a hit or miss with a static collar. For some dogs, it works. For other dogs, it makes the reactivity worse. It depends on the cause of the dog's behavior. If it gets reactive because it is insecure or frightened, the collar will either make the dog shut down or incite them to be even more aggressive on lead.
If you find that the static collar does not work for you, then what you are dealing with is likely an insecure dog who needs slower, step by step approach. With my beagle, who was a tazmanian devil on leash, I used the positive training method and had her walking like a good citizen in about a month and a half. It took a lot of patience, but it worked REALLY well.
Try offering her treats when you catch her being quiet and not barking. Keep doing this until she realizes this behavior gets her treats and lots of praise, when she barks, ignore her COMPLETELY she wants your attention, just SHOWER her with attention when shes doing desired behaviors, and slowly you will see a decrease in maladaptive behavior. This is what I did with my yapper, she is now a quiet sweet angel, I hope it works for you too
Please dont use a shock collar on your pup. You can redirect him physically by simply turning him around and walking the other way until he settles then you can turn around again and and continue your walk. He seems to just be craving the attention and by teaching him that being over excited gets him no where but away from people he will calm down on the leash. Once you get him to walk calmly on the leash transfer that over to when he greets people. If he is jumpy put him in a sit if he refuses because he cant focus simply walk away.
Harsh corrections like SHOCK collars ect are never the answer for dogs or pups. Just ask your self..would you shock your child if they were excited to see someone or excited to do something.