However, things have gone too far. He now barks at anything and everything, and the neighbors are complaining. And you can understand their point of view, especially when you can't watch a TV show without the dog barking at a cat on the screen.
However, stopping him from barking is a whole lot easier in theory than in practice. You've tried shouting at him and leaving him in the yard, but the noise is getting worse, not better.
What to do?
Teaching a Dachshund not to bark is no easy task, but it can be done. The wise owner uses a number of strategies such a removing trigger factors (obscuring the view through a window), distraction techniques, and use of the 'Quiet' command.
If this sounds of interest to you then read on!
Teaching the skill of 'silence' requires an understanding of dog psychology and the importance of timing, plus rewarding good (i.e. silent) behavior. It's also essential to be aware of the pitfalls that an unsuspecting owner can fall into, which accidentally reinforce their doxie's barking behavior.
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