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Wed Aug 29, 2012, 11:57 AM

Need some dog advice: WheN Pooka moved n with us, he was a scared little guy.

He didn't make a peep for a day or so, then he barked by accident. He looked around, really surprised that no one was yelling at him.

Fast forward - Pooka is very talkative and likes to bark. Normally, this is not a problem. he is a small dog and we live in a rural area. But last night either the neighbor had a new dog or had the dog chained outside. It started with a couple coyote howls. Then, up until about 3 AM, Pooka would bark, then the other dog would bark, then Pooka would bark.

So, how do I tell a dog to get off the phone and go to sleep?

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Reply Need some dog advice: WheN Pooka moved n with us, he was a scared little guy. (Original post)
hedgehog Aug 2012 OP
avebury Aug 2012 #1
hedgehog Aug 2012 #2
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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:19 PM

1. Is Pooka kept inside at night or is he left outside?

If he is left outside you might want to bring him in at night. Year round I have a small fan by the side of my bed that I run for white noise and to help drown out any outside noises. My two little dogs sleep with me and, while every once in a while something will catch their attention at night, I would say 98% of the time they are fine at night.

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Response to avebury (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:28 PM

2. I failed to mention that Pooka was sitting at the foot of the bed all night!

Pooka and Guinness have free access to their outdoor run, and have been known to run down the stairs and tear through the pet door to bark at stuff (who knows what? squirrel farts? mice tromping through the yard? ), but usually they settle right down. I really think the problem was that the other dog was left out all night! I'm just hoping we don't have a repeat of this conversation tonight!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:56 PM

3. Oh my that would make for a really long night!

I am not sure how far your house is from your neighbors house but all I can think about is using a fan or something like it that can create enough white noise to drown out the neighbors dog. The only other option would be to talk to your neighbor to see if he will keep the dog in at night. Good luck!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:25 PM

4. "SHUT THE FUCK UP!"

 

That's always worked for me.

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