I have a 1 year old male Bichon Frise, a 10 year old female cockapoo, and a 15 year old Pomeranian. The problem we are having is that the cockapoo (Tootsie) for some reason has a fetish of barking and getting into fights with black dogs especially if it has to do with food. Our neighbor has a big black dog and when ever I let Tootsie outside to go potty she will always run over to the fence and see if the neighbors dog is outside and bark like crazy at him. Tootsie has now taught Toby how to do the same and no matter what I do the both of them will just blow me off and run over to the fence and bark. I know if I take them out separately on a leash that will not happen but what can I do to correct this problem if it is not too late.
My other problem is when I put Toby in his pen to give him "time-out" after around 10 or 15 minutes he will start barking and continue to bark until we let him out. He barked one time for an hour straight without stopping.
When I tool Toby over to PetSmart to be trained he was very timid and was learning so I know he is not stupid and he knows what he is doing. I do not know if Tootsie is the problem or what the problem is.
I am open to any suggestions at this time as I am at my wits end with both of them right now!!!