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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 04:31 PM
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I do the spray bottle too. Another thing that works is snapping a belt. And no I don't mean beating them. Taking a belt and snapping it settles any whining in my house. It's the noise that works I promise I do not abuse my baby's :)

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post #32 of 57 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm interesting idea =D The sound scares them.

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Has he ever lived/slept by himself before? Does he sleep with your other dog downstairs or is he by himself?

If this is the first time he has ever had to sleep by himself or out of sight of other dogs then it is natural for him to whine. Unfortunately, it tends to be something they have to grow out of a lot of the time. If you react to it by yelling then he realises all of a sudden that by whining he can successfully get a reaction.

Wearing him out right before he goes to bed may also help cut down on whining. That way he will be too tired to even stay awake and whine.

But really if he is downstairs and not right near you, you are better to just ignore it and he will eventually get sick of it.


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I do ignore it xD And not sure how long he has had to sleep alone. His littermates were sold at 2 months (or just over I believe...as is recommended age?) so he was by himself. I don't mind the whining as I cannot hear it from where we sleep :p Would a radio work?

But the howling is another thing because we have neighbors. o.o; We COULD try having him in the crate in our room, that way he SEES we are there.

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I disagree. Ignoring it never worked for any of my dogs. Not correcting it makes them get louder. A dog has to know that his behavior isn't wanted. At least mine did. I don't tolerate whining. If snapping the belt doesn't work and the spray doesn't work they get put in a bedroom or baby gated in the hallway. Two things they hate. Until they calm down. A radio could work. Also you can try a teddy bear and put a t shirt of yours on it. This way he has a scent of you.

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Yeah my old neighbor had an outside beagle that would bark/howl CONSTANTLY. His favorite time was 6 AM. The owners ignored it and it went on for years.

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O My and beagle's love love love to bark. All I have owned anyways.

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O My and beagle's love love love to bark. All I have owned anyways.
This poor guy, though. He was probably barking cos he was miserable. He was outside 24/7 chained up & I live in Florida. He was dirty, had arthritis and he was old. They had a younger dog that lived inside, poor baby.

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Actually, we moved the crate to uor room because he freaks out when you correct (although the spray bottle worked for the whining initially) and he freaked when you ignored So we moved the massive kennel (meant for adult shepherds) to our room, told him to shut up, then ignored him and he went quiet x)

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Yay! Glad that worked.

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