I want my new pup for schutzhund. She's very smart and eager to please. One thing she does that is annoying is she barks alot when she's in her kennel outside. She has a high pitch whine that sounds like a rooster as well. I know barking is important in schutzhund, but I also don't want our neighbors to become annoyed. Any suggestions?
Schutzhund = a wastse of time for most people.Let The Schutzhund assoc deal with the neighbour,& see how you go, because that's as much help as these wankers will give you on a day to day basis unless your purchased some schh 111 world beater such as Hundeguy.Sorry to pop you bullshit schutzhund bubble but that's how it is.Think yourself lucky you don't live next to me with such a lame excuse! Rgds Axe
Does she do this when she can only see you or is it constant?? Alot of times it is when they can see you & want out of the run often it helps if you can block their vision. If you cannot do this then I suggest ignoring her, this may help & in time she will get it out of her system. Unfortunately this may be the kind of dog you bought, like children you often get constant whiners !!! How old is she?? Does she do this in a crate in the home granted she is in a crate while in the home?? If so often correcting them while in the crate can help. Lots of different methods that are not too harsh & like everything some wont & will work. If she is a complete working dog then I would have to say that from what I have encountered this may be the type of dog you have ended up with. Not content with anything & loves to shreak !!
The swinging ax is upset again.
"Let The Schutzhund assoc deal with the neighbour" ???
Have no idea on what he is talking about there.
As far as your dog crying in the kennel. Could be a number of reasons. But just because you want your dog to excel at SchH, does not mean it should not be a nice dog for the home. If your SchH trainer tells you that your dog should not be trained to be a good house dog, then you have a decision to make. But the key is to have a dog that is good at the home AND on the field. I too have a problem with these schH guys who only want a dog to look good on the field but a terror in the house. You can have both.
Ever thought about actually LIVING with the pup? Why has she been abandonded into a kennel when she obviously wants to be with you and enjoy your company....imagine that...a Shepherd dog that actually wants to be with their owner and bond with them. What a novel idea.
I assume you've been brainwashed to believe the dog must be isolated into solitary confinement in order to do SchH...what a load of bunk. The animal should be raised like a normal dog and not treated like a post hole digger that is only used periodically.
Give it another 1-3 months, your neighbors will be calling the humane society on you for excessive barking and you'll be complaining about them being bad neighbors...
I would say 1-3 weeks or days before animal control is at your door.
Ok, now why is this person being attacked because the dog is out in the kennel??? was it mentioned that the dog was exiled?? It is ok for dogs to spend time in different places and yes, it's super that a dog wants to spend time with their people but they also need to accept whatever boundaries you place on them..... sheesh!!
Some dogs just plain like to make noise, there are lots of ways to deal with this... and yes, maybe the dog spending some time in the house AND in its crate is a possibility.....
Axeman, what is up with you?? Don't even understand your reply, let alone try to respond to it....
There are many reasons as to why dogs bark in their kennel runs.
It¿s not possible to give you any direct meassures to take as to your individual problem without first recieving much more information.
I¿ll post some general pionts of actions.
*First and foremost you must determine why your dog is acting this way.
*Second ,how bad is it,how stressed is the dog?(this is nessecary to keep in mind when creating a trainingprogram)
*Create a training-program and follow this with rigid consistentece.
If you are having trouble figuring out what might be creating stress within your dog Iíi pressent a few first steps.
Have you hade the prosses of introduction yet? -This is the same thing that you do when you teach a dog to be left home alone.(Leaving for short periodes of time and SLOWLY increasing the timespan to eventually include leaving the dog alone for several hours)
Have the introduction-proses been conducted to fast?-In this case START OVER and take it much SLOWER.
How old is your dog? -If she is very young she might be too young to be left without her leader/parent.
A young dog will need a much more delicate introduction to this environmet an solitude than an adult dog.
Might something be desturbing the dog?-Such as NOICE or SMELLS.If this is the case see what you can do to rid the run of this.
How is the climate in the kennel run? -Check if it¿s drafty or dampt.You might also need to investigate if there is a fungal problem in the run that migt cause discomfort.
Are there any sudden and exciting disturbances that occationally occur around the run?-If wildelife or children playing soccer etc is visable this may cause frustration in the dog if this create urges to hunt or play.(this would be very frustrating for her since she cannot persue these urges)
How is your run plased?-Analyze if your run is built in such a direction or mannor that the dog that is in it can¿t se what is happening around it.
One of the absolutelly most common causes for noices i kennels are the fact that the dogs can¿t see what is happening ,the fact that they can hear it only makes it wourse.
This may result in you haveing to rebuild the entire construction.
If your dogs behaviour does not improve eaven if you have taken all these meassures you might have to cosider the possability that she might not be suitable for that kind of lifestyle.You should then start the prosses of desciding if you want to have her as a dog in the household or if it would be best to find her a new home that is a better to er particular needs.
If it should come to the latter this wouldn¿t meen that you¿d have failed.We are all different and so are dogs,consequentelly some are better matches than others.The only way that you could fail in this is if you sacryfice the dogs wellbeing by letting pride and you tying to save face get in the way.
Be sure to inform all of your neighbours as to the fact that,aswell as the mannor in which,you are training your dog to stop this behaviour.
Finally,remember to BE PATIENT
Good Luck (eaven if luck has n¿t got anything to do with it)
Thought I would add that I leave my dogs outside as much as possible. They like it and it is good for them. Mr. Carter, you were too hard on that person. I keep my dogs outside alot, and they are far from abandonded.
You can also give her something to keep her busy. Take a large kong and stuff it full of treats and top off with peanut butter or cream cheese. Freeze it and then pop it in the kennel with the pup. That will keep her happy and busy for quite a while.
I also believe in houseraising dogs where possible. I have a couple that are ONLY happy in the kennel, a couple that are fine in kennel or house and two that are house only. One breaks out of any kennel run and the other is a monotonous barker. She's barked through every bark collar on the market.
I would try giving the pup more house time, in the crate if she's not under direct supervision, and introduce the kennel run slowly.
JDN - US
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