Originally Posted by aslan
I was running into the same problem with Bishop, i gently close his muzzle and tell him no quite firmly. He seems to be getting the idea. Lol, now if the neighbours would let me jump the fence and do it to their dog we'd be happening.
Oh yes, I should have included that in my first post. When she has this out-of-control barking fit, and I *know* it's not for a legit reason (needing to pee etc.), we do exactly that: hold her muzzle gently and say 'NO' or 'NO BARK' very sternly. This is what our trainer told us to do (she also said to tap under her chin to make her teeth click but I didn't like that much...)
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Sola: 18 month old black lab/malamute
Luna: 2 year old Siberian Husky (rescue)
Millie: 2.5 year old tabby (rescue)
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