Rex is his owner's pride and joy. Not only is he a great companion, fun to play with, and snuggles on the couch, but Rex’s owner feels safe when she goes running through the local park early in the morning with her faithful Rex by her side. Rex is a big, beautiful, and somewhat intimidating looking German Shepherd. Besides being a great family companion, he is also a great guard dog, who gives his owner a sense of security.
But as a guard dog, he is prone to vocalizations that have developed into an annoying habit, howling! If he hears other dogs barking in the distance, coyotes at the local green space howling, or a siren from the hospital a few miles away, Rex starts howling. At first, it was cute, but the behavior has increased, and is now becoming a problem to the neighbors when he is outside, and to his owners when he starts howling in the middle of the night, two feet away from their bed! This has got to stop, training their German Shepherd not to howl has moved to the top of Rex’s owners' list.