Hi,
I've got a problem with my 3 year old Jack Russell. We've got him from the asylum.
We live nearby the church and if the bells are ringing, our dog starts barking and whining.
He does this normally when we are away or a sleep. Does somebody know how to solve this?
Bart.
On 10 Jul 2006 07:59:29 -0700, "bartman1980"
Hi, I've got a problem with my 3 year old Jack Russell. We've got him from the asylum. We live ... and whining. He does this normally when we are away or a sleep. Does somebody know how to solve this?

earplugs

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Hi, I've got a problem with my 3 year old Jack Russell. We've got him from the asylum. We live ... whining. He does this normally when we are away or a sleep. Does somebody know how to solve this? Bart.[/nq]My dogs like to howl with the fire trucks. Unfortunately we live near a fire station and fire trucks all too often go out at night. First I taught them to stop when I told them to "knock it off." Then I started telling them "no" when I first heard a siren and they started getting excited but hadn't started howling yet. Between the two, they learned that I didn't like the howling with the fire trucks and they don't do it any more. Well, except for a quiet little almost howl that one does plaintively because it is torture not to be able to howl with them at all.

But I allow that. If they start barking and whining when you are asleep, tell them to stop. If they seem agitated like they are barking a warning, tell them it's okay and to stop. Make sure you are calm so they can feel there is no reason to be alarmed. Since you presumably know what time the bells ring on a regular basis, be prepared to intervene as soon as they start or even before they start when you see them getting ready to go for it so they understand that you don't want them to bark and whine at bells.

Praise and treat them when they are quiet. Don't reinforce the barking and whining behavior with appeasement or anything the dog might find positive. And don't expect your dog to know what bugs you. They can't speak English, so you have to find ways to let them know what you don't want instead of just getting upset with them when they do it.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
Hi, I've got a problem with my 3 year old ... or a sleep. Does somebody know how to solve this?

earplugs Janet Boss>

Sure but where can you get ear plugs for dogs?
Alison
Sure but where can you get ear plugs for dogs?

Same place as for humans ;-D The little squishy ones work best.

Seriously, providing other sounds that calm instead of incite would seem like a reasonable approach - soft music on the radio for instance.
Living near an "alarm clock" can't be easy!

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Hi, I've got a problem with my 3 year old Jack Russell. We've got him from the asylum. We live ... whining. He does this normally when we are away or a sleep. Does somebody know how to solve this? Bart.

Sing with him. It's fun for everyone.
GM