I have 2 dogs. One barks, one doesn’t. I have new neighbors too. I have only spoken to the wife, and she seems nice. But she mentioned that Trooper’s barking was super annoying. I have a doggie door and he and the cats use it like Grand Central station. She said her husband was a trucker and he got up at 3 am so could I please keep him in from the evening on. I apologized and said I would. I have been bringing him in by about 8 or 9 o’clock. And he doesn’t bark continuously. I think he is barking at squirrels or raccoons but he will run back in the house and sleep and then go thru all this again.
The dogs both sleep all night. Last night, I brought him in a little early, and closed the back door around 7:30 or so. I got up around 5 to go to the bathroom, and Toffee, the old dog barked at me, I thought she wanted me to let her out, so I opened the door. Trooper must have gone out too. I never heard him barking, but when I got up this morning, my phone light, (land line in living room) was blinking. She called me to complain about him barking. I feel bad about this, but am resolved to keep him in from 7 to 7 I guess. I am retired and home all day. He mostly sleeps close to me. When I do go out, upon coming home I always find him asleep in his crate. I leave it open and he spends a lot of time in it.
I don’t want to make them angry, and he is in the house most of the time, but it is annoying when he starts barking. I was just looking at bark suppressing collars, but I have no idea what works and which ones don’t. Other than his barking, he is a very good dog. I realize that is a big but.
I have bought several toys and he isn’t the slightest bit interested in them. None of my dogs have ever been interested in catching balls or chasing them. I am pretty sure he is bored. He is a spaniel, not sure if he is more springer or cocker but definitely a spaniel. I was only told his people were old and couldn’t care for him anymore. He seems delighted to be here.
I am timidly asking for advice on bark suppression collars. I read most of the threads about barking dogs but this one is a little different than all those. I don’t think the citronella will work as he loves to get wet. As opposed to the other who doesn’t want to go out for days when it rains.