We have never been able to train my dog out of barking at random sounds outside, or when someone comes to the door or gets home from work. My dog is also mostly blind with cataracts and glaucoma. He is missing his right eye from the surgery to remove the bad glaucoma eye in December.
I am supposed to be starting a work from home job sometime at the end of June or first week of July. The job has told me if he barks during training or outside of training, I get fired. Unfortunately I don’t think I have enough time to teach him to be quiet. And on top of that he’s 11 years old and has separation anxiety.
I have thought about sound proofing the office and keeping him in there with me while I work, but it occurred to me that he would bark at the phone ringing.
We bought him an anti bark collar and still have yet to figure out how to put it together, but I feel bad about using it because there are a lot of things I’ve heard about those. Not sure it will work on my dog, or if it might traumatize him.
There was an article I read about 6 ways to train your dog not to bark, but I wish I had found it a lot sooner. It’s now the end of May, and I have a month to figure something out. If I lose this job, it’s back to square one. I can’t afford to start over.