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Give him some food.

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Yes, it may be a good idea.
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Yell or put him outside.

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Yelling only scares your dog and putting it outside when it's too hot or cold is not a good idea either.
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Horrible idea. Puppies are like when babies cry. They need something.
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You need to correct him not punish it!
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Uhhh, NO!!! When a puppy cries or whines, it's like when a human baby cries or whines: it's hurting, it wants some play time, it wants momma, it's hungry, it needs some water, etc. You're stupid if you think YELLING is going to work. YELLING could rile the puppy up even more and make everything worse. Putting a puppy outside will scare and confuse it, also making it worse!
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you definitley do not yell
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only people with anger problems yell at a dog who barks. And what if you live in town. Your neighbors wouldn't be to happy if you were yelling all the time.
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Listen to what the people of the world say!
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"Fun With Dick and Jane." They put a shock collar on their dog. Friggen hilarious.

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I'm sure they didn't hurt him in the movie lol. My dogs love me.
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Lol I bet:P I only have 2
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You wouldn't think it was friggin hilarious if somebody put a shock collar on you and it shocked you everytime you opened your mouth! Those things hurt!
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...the movie is a humorous movie. If you have ever watched it, they put it on one of the characters. I am sure they do hurt.
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I bet you wouldn't think it was so funny if you had a shock collar for every time you speak! Why would you even suggest that?!?!?! I bet the movie is hilarious, and I bet you treat your animals with love, but don't suggest that.
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I didn't suggest it, I mentioned it. If you have no idea what I'm referencing, then do not comment on this and tell me how horrible of a person I am. If you scroll down, you will find some even worse answers than this, and you would rather scold me for this? You lack to understand.
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Your the one with the pure lack of understanding. You would never place a shock collar on a puppy. You failed to answer the question....instead using this informative site to get a laugh (you failed).
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Apparently other people have seen the movie and know what I am talking about. On the contrary, I did answer the question. Sorry my question upset you. Take a look at some of the things other people put.
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I did view the other insensitive answers. Just plain stupid explains the answers lacking compassion & knowledge needed to raise a well behaved dog. However, gotta give my props to the answers that explained the proper techniques to use. Your reply didn't really upset me....guess I'm just real sensitive when it comes to dogs!!
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Me too! I have 3
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Thats rude
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Just find out why it's barking; if it's barking for no reason either play with it or just let it wear itself our so it goes to sleep.

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Even a puppy needs to learn boundaries, so spraying it with water and telling it "No!" in a stern voice works really well.
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Give it some tasty food!

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Then it will bark everytime it wants to eat and you'll have a fat dog before long. Never feed your dog people food either!
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I wasn't being serious and I do indeed know that :-)
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Bark collar

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I've tried that it didn't work.
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Depends on how old your dog is. Think of a puppy as a human baby. Would you spank a human baby? No. Try the water bottle method and see if it helps.
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Pick it up, it calms em down instantly. That's what we did with our chihuahua.

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Not if you want a puppy to stop barking inappropriately. It will bark just so you'll pick it up.
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Try to give it some attention. ^_^

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Well your puppy might need attention or love or something might be wrong so the best way is to play with it or do something with it to get its mind off what it is barking at. Ok?:)

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Shock collar

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Simple. Tell it to sit and give it a treat
Repeat until he gets it.

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Sure you can tell a puppy that and see how long it takes to learn! Puppies are just like human babies. Wait until its older to start teaching it to sit. Mine sit when they are getting their daily treat, not everytime they bark...that is rewarding inappropriate behavior.
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Sitting isn't gonna stop the barking...
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the best way is to leave the alone!!!!!

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Place a wind up clock in bed with it the puppy thinks it mommy

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Put him outside, or yell at him to stop. If he still doesnt stop, then there is nothing to do about it!

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Clueless!
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You know nothing about dogs dear.
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You never yell at a dog, that makes them perceive you as a threat! You know NOTHING about dogs, person! Just so sad. :(
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I LOVE dogs, and that's not how you treat them!
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My two dogs weigh less than twelve pounds between them. They were bred to be "alarm dogs" & that's about all they CAN do. They are extremely alert - if a leaf falls from a tree, they let me know about it. Sometimes they bark to communicate with other dogs in the.neighbourhood(& get the whole neighbourhood in an uproar.) Most dogs bark in an effort to communicate something to you - check it out & reassure them that they have done their job & can give it a rest now! good luck to you & your pup.

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sit beside the puppy
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give it some food which it likes
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the best way is to bring other puppy as its companion
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train them if it is 4months this is the last option other then this 4 option u cant do any thing

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depending on the dog

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If you play with the puppy until it is over-tired it should sleep just fine. But if it is during the day, the pup probably needs to be better introduced to its environment and visitors/family so it isn't alarmed over trivial things. If the pup barks for play or no reason constantly, take it to a puppy class for retraining. There is no substitute for good training. Some think feeding the pup will shut it up, but that just makes it fat, and not necessarily happy.

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Play with it

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The best place online to learn about training advice is @ aspca.org. Look for virtual behaviorist and they have great information regarding almost every pet issue available. I'm a certified dog trainer and my guess is your puppy is barking for one of two reasons: It's not getting enough exercise and socialization during the day. Or, as others have said, it is sleeping during the day and wants to stay up all night. Both problems are easy to work on. Shock collars are never funny or necessary to use on any dog. Positive reinforcement works the best and your dog doesn't deserve to be punished for something that is not it's fault.

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Why is the puppy barking? Is it the middle of the night, needs to potty, hungry? Puppies need a lot of love and attention because they are separated from their mother/siblings and it might take a while for them to calm down. If you yell, it may never calm down. A shock collar is not a good idea for a puppy if its less than about a year old.

I'd suggest filling a spray bottle that shoots a stream of water with cold water and when the puppy is barking inappropriately, tell it "No!" in a stern voice (not loud) and if it keeps barking, then shoot it with the stream of water, but not in the eyes. Don't ever squirt your dog without giving him/her a verbal command first. Yelling at a dog can make a dog nervous, especially if its a puppy.

By the way, dachshunds do not do well with shock collars. I never put one on my mini dachshund, but he knows what the water bottle means! I bought the type of water bottle like hair dressers use in their salons. Keep one in every room if your dog has the run of the house so you can squirt it immediately when it stops barking after you say "No!" My three dogs bark much less since I introduced them to the water bottle!

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Okay my dog is a 10 month old pomeranian
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They do that for a reason. Whether it's seeing something, wanting something, needing something etc. But part of having a dog is its going to bark

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I don't know but this question made me smile.

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Get it a barking collar and put it on low

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when he/she barks spray them

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Ditto. It's a puppy for God's sake.
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Dog's bark to communicate with each other. A lot of times they are barking at other dogs whom you may not even be able to hear. As well as just barking for purposes of barking. They play, they bark. They need to pee, they bark. If you want it to stop, there are some choices. There are anti-bark collars that are shock based, as well as spray based. (The shock collars work the best.) However I know a lot of people who use a sonic collar, it sends out a high pitched tone much like a dog whistle when the dog barks.

Don't punish him for barking, it won't help. If you are having trouble with him barking when you are not home, you can try leaving him in a room with a television or a radio so there is additional noise around him when you are gone.

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Spray it with water

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give him a small smack on the nose or bum say no and if you want put it outside

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Say "No" until the dog stops barking .

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three words...Listen to him, see what he wants...when my dog barks I always stop and think what he wants...if you want to discipline him then tell him to be quiet and, when he listens, give him a treat and tell him that he's a good boy

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give it attention or put on a mussle.

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Feed him with tasty bones

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just yell "shut up!", and he will understand that the barking upsets you, and stop.
after some time he will understand not to do it anymore :)

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puppys are meant to bark! Just leave it alone!

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spray it with orange juice

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Give him/her a dog treat or play with it or maybe it's barking at other people.

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kill it . no joke take it to be traned .

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Kill it? Not funny. Actually its rather sad you'd even say that.....
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Get bark off or give them more attention

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it depends on the reason if it is something of interest such as a chew toy or a stranger passing by either take care of the problem in a responsible manner by redirecting it like playing with the little pooch however it is agitation like it being alone in it's pen ( or where ever you keep it ) it's best a little tough love and ignoring it should do the trick .

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maybe tape can help

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After reading through the answers I see there are some very good answers amongst a lot of just plain stupid suggestions. A puppy should never be subject to a shock collar! Look & discover what your pup is barking about. Puppies need loads of attention, love and discipline. It takes time to know your dog's intentions! They also communicate with other dogs by barking. Please do ignore the insensitive answers.

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let him play outside and get rid of all his energy

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Correct him, not punish him. Find what/who your puppy is barking at. Read your dogs emotions and positions. Is he/she alert and tall, hackles raised? Or is it shying away, cowering and barking in fear? Are they barking for fun and jumping around? Or is your dog barking for fun? Find out WHY your pup is barking first. Then try to figure out how to stop it if you can. You know, some things you can't stop because it's instinct. (Such as a gun dog barking at gun shots.) Usually if you want to stop barking you can correct it by going "sssstt" and tapping it's shoulder. If than doesn't get it's attention, you may need to be louder and more firm. But never be too firm or make it scared.

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scold him and then punish them by sending them in their bed and not letting them stand up until you think its time

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What you could use is a form of training known as "operant conditioning". Basically, reward desired behavior, ignore undesired behavior.
Why is he barking? Is it out of boredom, nervousness, or to alert you to something? Is it to get attention? If it's to get attention, this might work.
If he starts barking, ignore him. As soon as he stops barking, go up to him and give him whatever he considers a reward (affection, treats, a toy, or a click from a clicker if you clicker train.) When he starts barking again, ignore him. If you have to ignore him for a couple of hours, so be it. He'll learn eventually. Picking him up if he's barking is just going to reinforce that bad behavior by letting him know "If I bark, I'll get picked up or get food." Short term it will work for stopping the barking, but it could cause problems in the long term.

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Well when my dog used to bark he hated water so we got the hose and squirted him and he eventually got the picture and stopped. If your dog loves water then you should just get a shock collar.

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talk to her, make a deal, that's it

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Shock collars don't always work, my old dog didnt learn from a shock collar and it burned her neck! I would say no to a shock collar! You just have to train them. For example my dog hates water so everytime he barks, we squirt him with water a couple times and he gets the point and stops!

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tape a piece of tape on his mouth..... No. jk :P
go find her, she what she needs.. maybe just some attention..

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