Oct 19, 2002, 1:51 AM
Post #4 of 11
GeeÖ I donít know whether Muzzle will be useful for Kiddi as I teach Munji based on my knowledge & understanding about her because itís much easier for me. My neighbour was using it for their dog who kept barking whoever passes by. But, when they released it, he barked non-stop Ė I guess itís just how we use it to our dog Ė they tied him at the backyard all day long & never take him out Ė heís a guard dog. Since youíre caring for Kiddi so well, this wonít happen to you. If muzzle is the best choice for Kiddi, then introduce it & monitor her learning.
Re: [melanie] Barking At Early Hour
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For me, I donít think muzzle will work for Munji or may take more effort to get her shut-up. From what I can see, if I put on muzzle, sure sheíll bang herself because of irritation. So, I just brought her into my room, & whenever she make noise, I just said "quiet" on my bed. Well, after that night, when she sees me sleep even during day nap, she wonít bark.
If Munji is kept outside (although never) & she barks to see me. Based on her characteristic, Iíll not open the gate to let her in. Iíll just say "quiet" & then wait for her to shut-up & then close the curtain (but Iíll be standing behind the curtain). When she barks again, Iíll uncover the curtain & say "quiet" again. After a few times, Iíll try not to uncover the curtain but say "quiet" & see if sheíll respond to it. If she doesnít respond to it, then Iíll have to uncover the curtain to say it again. If she responded, then Iíll just go into my bedroom & say "quiet" from the window. So, everytime when she barks, Iíll just say "quiet" from my room & sheíll learn that I wonít come out even if she barks & that she'll learned to comply to my voice only even I'm absent. In time, she wonít barks for me anymore. Based on Munji characteristic, this will work for her very fast. For a standard/general method, maybe youíve to ask for a more professional person such as Derickok/Leopui, etc?