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Dear Labby,This morning I took my dogs for a leisurely walk down a street in our neighborhood. As we strolled, a German Shepherd in a yard across the street began barking loudly from behind a chain link fence. A moment or two later, a man stepped out the front door.The man called to me: “Can […]
Question:Every once in a while on a walk, my dog gets spooked by someone and barks like crazy. There doesn't seem to be a common denominator — sometimes the person is male, sometimes female. Anything I can do to prevent this?Answer:When we attempt to alter behavior problems in dogs, what we do is look for […]
Question:My dog barks like crazy at anyone who comes to the door — how do I get her to stop?Answer:Teaching your dog to stop barking at visitors requires the good stuff (the stinkiest cheese you can find or aromatic morsels from last night’s dinner cut into tiny pieces, a willing friend, and a cue word […]
Question:My dog barks incessantly, but only in the car. Occasionally I take her to the vet, which she doesn't like, but the vast majority of the time we're headed to the dog park, which she loves. Why is this and what can I do?Answer:Barking in the car can have a few different causes. Some dogs […]
What to do about barking dogs and puppies