chihuahua with problems
Hi, my chihuahua is 17months old. she is normally well behaved. however, as soon as someone walks past our house she starts barking and will not stop, this also happens if someone comes to the door and knocks or comes inside. we have tried the spray collar and she jst keeps on barking. no matter what we do, she just doesnt seem to care, and keeps barking. what else can we do to stop this? Thanks
Answer: chihuahua with problems
Chihuahua's are super fierce protectors of their property and 'humans'. If only they where a bit bigger that would make great police dogs!! She thinks she is doing you a great service. You need to start some really basic training with her. When a visitor pops by, have her on the lead and insist that she must sit and stay while your visitor enters. Distract her behavior by offering food rewards. She should start to forget about barking and look to you for a treat instead. Once your visitor is well and truly inside, let her off the lead but continue with training and treats until any urge to bark has diminished. It will be hard work, and may take some time - just keep at it.