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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 11:23 AM
Dragonrain
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Don't give her attention when she barks and cries. If you do, you are teaching her that she can get what she wants by barking at you. In the long run, it will only cause her to bark more.

Ignore her when she barks/cries for attention. It will be very annoying for awhile, and you'll loose some sleep, but you have to teach her that barking is not going to get her any attention. Once she figures it out she should stop.

My dog is really hyper/active too. Sometimes it takes more than just walking/running to tire a dog out, especially a smart, very active dog. Instead of just exercising her more, try wearing her out mentally. Play games with her, teach her new tricks, or look into getting her some puzzle type toys. Keep her mind active as well as her body. Does she like to chew? Maybe you could get her some new chew toys as well.


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