Barking pup

by Jo
(S.Wales)

Hello there.We are trying to get our new little 3 month old pup to get used to being left alone for periods of time in his run outside.


He has a kennel and quite a large area that is safe and secure for him. We have made sure that he has his breakfast out there in the mornings so he gets into a kind of routine for when I go to work.

He however has not taken to it very well as yet and will sit and bark and howl. Although we have only had him for a few days, I wanted to make it as traumatic-free as possible and do the right thing from the start. He will be in there for about 3 hours while we are working and then as and when necessary i.e when going shopping/ gym etc. Please could you advise?
Many thanks Jo

From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com

Hi there
Have you tried the anti-barking collars? barking is a really difficult thing to stop, my George is terrible at barking when people come to the door, but I do know people have had some successes with the barking collars.

Good luck


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Mar 31, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Hi there, thanks so much for the advice.

We did take it really slowly with him and played out there with him and gave him lot of toys and treats. It really worked and now at nearly 8 months old he happily goes into the run and waits for his treat in the kennel.

He likes to move his basket around and we usually spot him basking in the sun sound asleep.

Thank you again,
Jo

Mar 04, 2010
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He's Only a Baby
by: Springer Rescue

Hi Jo

Your puppy is only a baby and if you have only had him for a few days you need to take time to settle him in to your family first. He has been taken away from all that he has known for the last 12 weeks and needs to feel secure in his new environment.

I would advise just taking him in for a few minutes at a time - can you feed him more often there , can you play with him there? That would help him start to associate it with a nice place to be. Perhaps put something of yours in there - maybe an old jumper you don't mind losing so he has your scent in there.

Start with just a few minutes then play with him in there and then take him out. Increase the amount of time by 5-10 minutes at a time.

If you do it gently you should have no problem with it - but he has to see it as a place of security.

Good Luck.

Mar 04, 2010
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He's Only a Baby
by: Springer Rescue

Hi Jo

Your puppy is only a baby and if you have only had him for a few days you need to take time to settle him in to your family first. He has been taken away from all that he has known for the last 12 weeks and needs to feel secure in his new environment.

I would advise just taking him in for a few minutes at a time - can you feed him more often there , can you play with him there? That would help him start to associate it with a nice place to be. Perhaps put something of yours in there - maybe an old jumper you don't mind losing so he has your scent in there.

Start with just a few minutes then play with him in there and then take him out. Increase the amount of time by 5-10 minutes at a time.

If you do it gently you should have no problem with it - but he has to see it as a place of security.

Good Luck.

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