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I have asked for so much help here, I am sure you all think I have never had a dog. I will say I have NEVER had a dog like Luke. He is the best at so many things but some of them are not too good. His class was cancelled this morning so I was going to bother her with this but instead I am begging for help here!
Last Friday and Saturday, while I was working, it was the last weekend the boss was gone and I could make sure I would be able to keep my job and keep Luke there to help me. On Friday, he would bark so much inside that I would take him to the car and let him sit in his crate and watch people. On Saturday, he would bark inside so he could go to his crate in the car. He quickly learned that if he barked enough outside, I would have to bring him back in. Where, of course, after a few minutes he would be barking inside to go back out. In other words, he barked both days, all day, and no manager is going to put up with that. Nor, am I, after the headache I had by Saturday night.
We have a good consistent routine going the rest of the week, where I open my eyes and ten minutes later, he is running on the beach burning off excess energy. About 4:00 he starts to bark again, so we go back and run some more and he is good the rest of the day. Great schedule but not one that will work when I have to be at work at 7:30 in the morning and don't leave until 8:30 at night.
I keep telling him that if he doesn't quit, I won't be able to buy him dog food, but he just looks at me with his big brown eyes and keeps doing what he is doing. I have tried all the "intelligence toys" but he just barks at them, thinking that will get the treat out, without his putting forth any effort.
Can anybody think of anything to make him stop???? I really do like my job, but I like Luke more!