Bark... Bark... Bark....

This is a discussion on Bark... Bark... Bark.... within the Behavioral Issues forums, part of the Behavior & Training category; So I have 2 pups, 4 months old (on Thursday). Ruby - rarely ever barks, only when she hears an ...

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    So I have 2 pups, 4 months old (on Thursday).

    Ruby - rarely ever barks, only when she hears an alarm go off or when she sees smoke (wierd).

    But Millie - oh what a contrast! She barks when she plays.. She barks when she's relaxing.. She just barks and barks and barks. Funny thing is, she doesn't do it for attention. She will sit quietly next to the pot of treats when she wants one, stops barking after a few minutes when we leave the house (if even at all) etc etc. It's as if she loves the sound of her own voice! She rolls around on the floor after her meals just barking to herself. She barks in the morning - but it's not to be let out of her crate to go outside, it's purely because she's awake and is relaxing on her back and barking. You can even tell from the look on her face when she's about to start.

    Is this a common corgi thing/puppy thing?
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    I think that's absolutely adorable.. but also probably extremely annoying.. My corgis definitely do not do this though I was told when I was looking into getting one over 2 years ago that they are very talkative..

    My Bean will lay there and growl.. he growls at everything. not visciously.. but just like a grumble to communicate everything.. Unless you put your shoes on.. then he goes nuts~!
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    Abby is just like that. Bark, bark, bark. We live in an apartment and while I'm not so concerned with the neighbors (their dog howls afterall) it's very loud! That dog has some lungs on her. She's very talkative and very barky. But she's also my sweet baby and I wouldn't change her a bit.

    I've made pretty good progress on teacher her to be quiet when I ask her too but I can only get her to stop after she's started. It hasn't made any diffrence in how often she barks in the first place.
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    Gizmo likes to talk A LOT. And Gizmo is about a year and four months old. He barks when he plays usually only. Or if there is someone outside.
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    It's as if she loves the sound of her own voice!
    Or they bark because they can! Pip was a little barker, when he was a puppy. I worked alot with him and he greatly improved...until a noisy neighbor with a VERY barky miniature schnauzer moved in. Now it's back to the drawing board.
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    Our Taffy Too Little is a barker and a bossy little girl at that so she combines her barking with bossing my boys and Tank around. I haven't found a solution to getting her to stop except to change her focus. We love her though. She is two years old and will be starting obedience class in the spring.
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    Butterscotch is a barker too... She loves to communicate. Usually its just little quiet "under her breath" barks but she is very vocal.
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    Both of our dogs are barkers, but certainly Suki more than Ein. And unfortunately once Suki gets started Ein is more than happy to join in. The problem I'm trying to figure out is how to discipline Suki without confusing Ein at the same time. Example:

    Whenever Ein has a toy, either through playing fetch or just playing by himself, Suki just stands there and barks at him. It's an excited "I want to play/I want the toy" bark. Her tail is wagging and she's certainly not threatening Ein....she just wants the toy for herself. The problem is that when I try and correct her Ein thinks I'm correcting him as well and he'll just walk away from the toy all confused. Then of course Suki zooms in and takes it. We've tried just playing with her to correct her that way but she doesn't act that way when Ein isn't there.
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    Izi is a barker. She barks when she plays, when she wants to be played with, when it's time to get up in the morning, and birds....pretty much all day. Lol. She's a talker....
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    Both of our dogs are barkers, but certainly Suki more than Ein. And unfortunately once Suki gets started Ein is more than happy to join in. The problem I'm trying to figure out is how to discipline Suki without confusing Ein at the same time. Example:

    Whenever Ein has a toy, either through playing fetch or just playing by himself, Suki just stands there and barks at him. It's an excited "I want to play/I want the toy" bark. Her tail is wagging and she's certainly not threatening Ein....she just wants the toy for herself. The problem is that when I try and correct her Ein thinks I'm correcting him as well and he'll just walk away from the toy all confused. Then of course Suki zooms in and takes it. We've tried just playing with her to correct her that way but she doesn't act that way when Ein isn't there.
    i was laughing when i read this because millie does the EXACT thing, as soon as i get up to correct her ruby backs off and millie runs off with the toy/treat. ive been able to sort millie out somewhat, i never let her get away with it. always go after her and make her drop whatever shes taken and give it back to ruby. id say shes 60% better now.
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    Boycie is a talker. He grumbles, whines, barks for all sorts of reasons -- he's just a character!
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    yup...our two talk in their own ways for their own reasons...cammie more obnoxious than colby, but we love her still
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    My 4year old male Jake barks to excess if allowed. I've tried all the training tricks ,but nothing worked, untill I apealed to his favorate thing ....Food. I give the command to come when he does it quickly he gets a treat. Some how this interuption will stop his barking. I think it is a Corgi thing.
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