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    I created a monster

    I bought Wolfy a new toy since he was bored with all the rope toys and nylabones, and he can't have stuffed or squeaker toys because he destroys them in minutes.

    I got him one of those crazy Giggle Ballls that you have probably seen on t.v.,, at one of the local pharmacies in their "as seen on t.v." display. He LOVES it and has a grand time playing with it - and BARKING at it too. Now here is the dilemma - we are moving to an apartment quite soon, and I'm certain his barking would not be appreciated at all, so I'll have to keep it from him inside and make it an outside toy or a toy we take when we go visiting. He is going to be so mad at me.

    Maybe I can let him have it for a couple of minutes at a time, until he barks too much, and maybe only around late morning or early afternoon when folks probably wouldn't be sleeping??? Ya think??????????????

    Any suggestions?

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    Maybe make it part of a routine, every day at 11 a.m., say, when most people are awake or at work, have a half hour giggle ball playtime?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Maybe make it part of a routine, every day at 11 a.m., say, when most people are awake or at work, have a half hour giggle ball playtime?
    Awake - probably. At work - doubtful. It's a seniors community - 62+ in age.
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Awww

    try praising him when hes quiet with it an than a stern "no" when he barks an take it away immediately.
    maybe that way he'll learn if he barks at it he'll get it taken away?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vette View Post
    Awww

    try praising him when hes quiet with it an than a stern "no" when he barks an take it away immediately.
    maybe that way he'll learn if he barks at it he'll get it taken away?
    That might work. Good idea - thanks.

    I can't use the squirt bottle since I'm sure then he wouldn't want to play with it anymore if he thought he was going to get squirted. He does respond to "no barking"" if I say it in a stern enough voice - most of the time. Don't know how it would work in a frenzied "play mode" tho.
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Keep it as an outside toy! The more special it is, the longer he will enjoy it!

    I bought one and returned it after 2 days. All 4 of mine would just walk around it. I'd sit on the floor and let them hear it, they would watch briefly then return to their sofa / recliner.
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    I've got no suggestions but your story reminded me of a dog I had that was taught to bark on command. Once she mastered the command she would bark and wait for her reward whenever someone sitting at the kitchen table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    That might work. Good idea - thanks.

    I can't use the squirt bottle since I'm sure then he wouldn't want to play with it anymore if he thought he was going to get squirted. He does respond to "no barking"" if I say it in a stern enough voice - most of the time. Don't know how it would work in a frenzied "play mode" tho.
    Yeah sometimes they ignore the whole world when that happens LOL
    try making yourself sound more serious by stomping your foot so he feels the vibration to help get his attention better followed with a stern "no" an than taking it away.
    the combination of the two might break through a frenzied play session
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