- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
My dog, who we have only had for a few weeks now, bays at the door when we leave. We don’t make a big deal about coming or going, in fact we try to ignore him for at least ten minutes. He does this loud bay/whine/cry/howl thing for like ten minutes at the door, then stop, then start again. While we’re gone. It starts up right as we step out.
It’s hard to correct a behavior if the behavior only presents itself when nobody’s there to correct it. That’s why we’re considering using an anti-bark citronella spray collar. I don’t know anything about them other than that they exist to correct inappropriate barking. I don’t know of anyone who uses them. I don’t know if they’ll go off when the sound he’s producing is a bay, not a bark. I don’t even know if they’re safe. That’s why I’m asking you guys.
He’s going to the vet in a week for his second round of shots. I’m strongly considering bringing it up to her and asking for anti-anxiety meds for him, but they can take a while to kick in properly and I’m not sure we should jump to that measure right away.
But I live in an apartment so it’s not like we have can take our time in correcting this. So I’m looking for a solution that will produce results quickly.