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Excessive barking

April 11th, 2005, 09:48 AM
Shadow my German Shephard X barks at other dogs because she wants to play and is excited but is on a leash becasue she has no recall! I have tried everything I can think of to get her to stop. This is when we are at a dog park so there is no shortage of dogs there or when the neighbours let their dogs out at the same time ours are out. I have tried the mussle shake and telling her quiet but she hates her mussle being touched and is very quick to move it. I also think it could piss her off if we keep tring that. There is a pen there that my bf takes her in to throw the ball around a bit while Belle and I go for a walk and shes quite good in there, not as much barking.

I also want to enroll her in obidience classes but a barking dog is quite obnoxious and makes it hard for the other dogs to learn.

Any ideas?