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ScarlettC
Fri, May 31, 2024
Behavior
Excessive barking

Ollie barks constantly throughout the day at nothing. He will walk outside and bark and dumpling does the same but dumpling does it less than Ollie Ollie like the one that’s really bad at it?


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Dr. Brunermer
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Dachshunds are active dogs that require regular playtime and walks. Incorporating puzzle toys and interactive games can also keep his mind engaged and help reduce boredom.

Training is another effective strategy. Teaching Ollie commands like "quiet" or "enough" can be very beneficial. When he starts barking, calmly give the command and reward him with a treat when he stops. Consistency in this training is key to its success.

If Ollie is barking at specific triggers, desensitization might be the solution. Gradually exposing him to these triggers while rewarding calm behavior can help him become less reactive over time. For instance, if he barks at people passing by, slowly exposing him to this situation and rewarding him for staying calm can be effective.

If the barking persists despite your efforts, consulting a professional dog trainer or a behaviorist might be beneficial. They can provide tailored advice and training techniques specific to Ollie's needs.

Since Ollie is still young, with consistent training and patience, you should be able to manage and reduce his excessive barking. If you notice any other behavioral changes or if the barking seems to be due to anxiety or fear, it might be worth discussing with a veterinarian or a professional trainer.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you.