I have a 1 year old male Bichon Frise, a 9 year old female cockapoo, and a 15 year old female Pomeranian. My problem is the Bichon (Toby)just barks out of control whenever he wants something or when he sees any of our neighbors or our neighbors dog. He will also bark out of control if he is in his pen when we take the other dogs outside to go potty. If I let Toby and Tootsie (our cockapoo) out at the same time they will bolt out the door, run right over to the side of our house where our neighbors dog is and whether he is outside or not will bark at him for no reason at all. Lately I have had to put Toby on his leash to take him outside. I do take both Tootsie and Toby for a walk in the morning around the block and he is good for around an hour after that but I just cannot leave him out of his pen and he will bug me while I am trying to work by jumping up on my chair. Tootsie is more laid back and will just sleep next to me and not bother me until she has to go potty again. I have purchased different toys, chewies, and so forth to keep Toby busy but he gets bored with them within days. When I do put him back in his pen he will continue to bark until I take him out of his pen or give him a treat, which he does not deserve. He knows that if he barks he will get the treat and I am now trying to break him of that habit but until that happens there has to be a way of trying to train him to stop this barking. I was told by a "trainer" that I may need to purchase a bark collar but I really do not want to go that far right now but he is pushing me to that limit.
What can I do to train him to stop this continuous barking??
Hello. I have a similar problem with my dog Monty. Was your dog frightened by a car or anything? I feel so sorry for you. Our neighbour over the road does not like dogs at all and it did not help when we tried to present Chelsy to them. I have tried talking to Monty and standing at the window and telling him about things. Whether talking helps, I do not know. Best of luck