A couple of months after we got her, our puppy started barking at the backdoor when she wanted to go to the toilet. Great we thought, she can tell us whenever she needs to go to the toilet - our puppy is a genius!
Fast forward a couple months and she barking at the backdoor all the time and constantly wanting to go outside. There are a few elements that make this difficult:
- If we let out unattended she has a bark-off with the neighbours dog.
- She will bark to go to the toilet after a nap which is fine, she will then come back in and be barking at the backdoor again within a few minutes so she just wants to go out and mess around.
- We are working from home and often on calls and she will just be screaming her lungs out trying to get out the backdoor.
We aren't really sure how to train out this behaviour. We give her lots of exercise and training as well as attention throughout the working day. We have tried making the garden only about going to the toiler by going out with her every time, and then when she doesn't use the toilet, or she barks at the neighbours dog we immediately bring her back inside.
We have resorted to just calling her back into our living room (where we work) and treating her but this obviously isn't getting to the source of the issue.
This is a more general point but probably related, but she seems like she is struggling to settle a little bit. She is approaching 6 months so perhaps she is coming into season soon, which could be impacting it?!
Any advice much appreciated. How does such a tiny creature make such a loud noise?!
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