[nagdu] Barking, re-re-re-re-visited?
crazymusician at shaw.ca
Thu Aug 20 00:38:40 UTC 2015
Great suggestions! I think I'll definitely get some glasses with thick dark frames to train with... and I know people at work would be more than happy to work with me (I work in an office FULL of dog lovers), and have friends who might be willing to as well.
I unfortunately can't keep Jenny under my desk, but I'm less worried about that... she prefers having the sight line anyway, and the barking issue is infrequent enough that I'm OK with her having the sight line.
I also think it's time to get the Rescue Remedy back out, because after two months of stable air pressure, it's fluctuating AGAIN, which makes Jenn's and my ears sore... I actually want winter...
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From: The Pawpower Pack via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
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Subject: Re: [nagdu] Barking, re-re-re-re-visited?
Can you buy glasses like theirs to practice with? They do have cheap glasses at drug stores that might have the frames you are looking for. Then you can have different people in her life wear them when you are prepared and can have treats or whatever ready.
At work, can she lay under your desk? This is where Soleil lays when I'm at my desk, just because I like to feel her close so I know what she's doing. However, it may interupt her line of sight of your coworkers and reduce the barking that way.
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> On Aug 19, 2015, at 4:54 PM, Daryl Marie via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi, everyone,
> For those who are new or don't know, the past few months have been a bit of a struggle. Jenny has been barking off and on when people approach her. I have since discovered that it is a two-part issue:
> 1) If her ears are sore (ear infections, etc.), barking at people is her alerting behavior to me. Ears are cleared out and doing better, the behavior stops entirely...
> 2) EXCEPT when the person is wearing glasses with dark frames. We have two people in my office who wear such glasses, and those are the only ones that set her off, ever.
> I am thrilled to mostly have this dealt with... I have people come up to my desk 50 times a day, and she doesn't care, but the two coworkers walk by with their dark-framed glasses and she'll bark at them. Thankfully this is very infrequent, but I do want to work with her on this to eliminate the behavior.
> I have shown Jenny the glasses of people who wear them, let them interact with her while wearing the glasses, so that it's a "happy" thing, but since it's an odd behavior that is relatively infrequent, I'm at a bit of a loss of how to train her away from it.
> Any pointers welcome.
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