Hi Everyone - I have a 3 year old Min Pin ...Bailey. Bailey has a barking problem that is causing major arguments in my house.
Bailey's Background - Bailey was an only pup living with just myself. She has been to several puppy and dog classes and was socialized from a very young age. In the past two years we have moved a few times with the last move being into a home with my now husband and his two children. Bailey was doing fine. Then we moved into a new house,took in my childhood dog, and got a cat. She began to bark. Well it has been over a year and she barks constantly! She barks any time she sees one of the kids come from there room,play room or outside. She barks when its almost time for dinner. When she's outside. When she's in her crate. If she's not sleeping she's barking. I love my dog very much. We have tried shaking a can of coins,spraying her with water, and even bought a sonic egg which I returned cause she didnt care. My husband is not much of a pet person and her barking is making life worse. He's always yelling at her which makes me upset. I am tired of arguing over a dog. What can I do? Has anyone had a similar problem? She has never been so vocal before and I know that the breed is typically vocal but she wasnt until we moved here. Please any guidance would be great. I don't want to have to give up my dog in order to have peace in my house. It would break my heart.