Excessive barking in garden

by Hilary

How can I stop max my 14 month mini Schnauzer barking in garden. Usuallly at neighbours or nothing at all!

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Jul 11, 2018
by: Linda

It’s difficult! Minis are not laid back dogs and some like to bark a lot. If you really want to stop it, you have to desensitise your Mini to the stimuli,....other people and animals, unexpected noises, etc.
Reward-based training, based on praise for not barking on the lead on in the garden. It takes time and patience but needs to be started immediately before it becomes ingrained for the next 10 or so years.
It might be worth biting the bullet and enlisting the help of an approved dog trainer. Good luck.

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