Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southern California
• Horses: 0
Your basically rewarding her for doing the behavior you do not want...in turn I think you're not only allowing the barking, you're encouraging it.
When my dog wants to come inside, I wait until she sits nicely at the backdoor and THEN let her in. Thus she relates a behavior I want with one that allows her inside. Same with when she wants to go out to the backyard (and especially the front yard because I like her to not just run out blindly). If she starts whining and begging to go outside, I ask her to sit. When she's done so relatively calmly I let her outside. Luckily she caught on quick. You could try the same thing, but will have to endure some barking until the dog catches on.
As for disciplining or not discipling when the dog comes, I'm a little confused. Are you talking about when you call her while she's barking? If so call her, make her come and without paying too much attention to her make her go inside and lay down. Not praising once in awhile, because you're punishing her, shouldn't permanently ruin her come as long as you still praise the rest of the time.
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