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Date Posted: 17:59:29 07/04/04 Sun
Author: Kat
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Subject: Re: 6 mo. puppy barks 5-6 times at people & cars
In reply to: Kristin 's message, "Re: 6 mo. puppy barks 5-6 times at people & cars" on 17:03:41 07/04/04 Sun

He's a 6 mo. miniature schnauzer. I also have a 5 week younger mini due to other circumstances who is doing fine! The deaf one has gone through one obedience session of 6 lessons with a trainer with 30 years experience. He calmed down as the class went on and she said it was just his way of dealing with things and to praise him when quiet, use "good" treats, practice with people, and try to extinguish through repetition. Same things you said! He's very friendly with people once he is next to them...It's from a distance when he starts barking. He will sometimes try to pull me to the cars, other times just bark. Again it's mainly barking at cars from a distance. Up close he'll sometime not even notice them. He starts barking when cars come around the curve and are 1/4 mile away from our highway walking path.

I think I'll work on the stranger part and have someone drive a car around the block and see what happens. He's a very loving, good dog otherwise. I appreciate your advice!

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