Aug 22, 2010, 10:29 PM
One of the best solutions is to train our dogs not to bark (this problem used to drive me up the wall till I learn from "The Dog Whisperer" videos how to deal with it. Now I just have to say to them gently "Quiet" and they immediately obey. I used to have to shout at the top of my voice "QUIET!!!", thinking that the louder and the more I shouted the more they would obey, but it didn't work. Actually it all boils down to leadership - about whether our dogs think we are their pack leaders or not as dogs are basically wolves in dogs' skins, and pack members in a wolf pack ALWAYS obey what the pack leader expect of them).
Re: dog poisoned by neighbour
The other is to train our dogs not to eat foods on the floor and foods offered by strangers.
(This post was edited by Sevenor on Aug 22, 2010, 10:44 PM)