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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    Cool, so you can actually train them to bark discriminately? Awesome.
    you sure can

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    Cool. Sounds like a god solution for the op.

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    I don't think anyone should really care, dogs are going to bark just like kids playing games outside are going to squeal and be loud.
    I think it's very reasonable to let your dog 'protect its property,' could save your house from a robbery one day


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    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    I don't think anyone should really care, dogs are going to bark just like kids playing games outside are going to squeal and be loud.
    I think it's very reasonable to let your dog 'protect its property,' could save your house from a robbery one day


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    But as someone said above, dogs can be trained to bark appropriately. Guard dogs are wonderful but a dog barking everytime at kids playing is a bit much IMO and unnecessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    I don't think anyone should really care, dogs are going to bark just like kids playing games outside are going to squeal and be loud.
    I think it's very reasonable to let your dog 'protect its property,' could save your house from a robbery one day


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    All well and good unless your living next to dogs that bark non stop. Nothing peeves me off more than my neighbours darn dogs waking my kids up at the crack of dawn every single day cos they bark at a leaf moving or a car driving past.

    And theres a huge difference between kids giggling and playing and a dog nuisance barking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    All well and good unless your living next to dogs that bark non stop. Nothing peeves me off more than my neighbours darn dogs waking my kids up at the crack of dawn every single day cos they bark at a leaf moving or a car driving past.

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    I totally agree. I can't stand dogs that bark and bark and bark. Most are bored (the ones nxt door to me are locked in kennels all day everyday and can't see out) and others are just not trained.

    OP can you give your dog a bone to keep her occupied while the kids are playing on the street or keep her in the backyard where she can't see them?

    For training, I use the word 'leave' very sternly and then physically remove her from the situation. Once she has settled down I praise and give a treat. To teach the word 'leave' put a treat in your hand and tell her to 'leave' and don't allow her to have it until she stops trying to get it and waits, then say 'ok' give her the treat and a good pat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    All well and good unless your living next to dogs that bark non stop. Nothing peeves me off more than my neighbours darn dogs waking my kids up at the crack of dawn every single day cos they bark at a leaf moving or a car driving past.

    And theres a huge difference between kids giggling and playing and a dog nuisance barking.

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    Agree also

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    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    I don't think anyone should really care, dogs are going to bark just like kids playing games outside are going to squeal and be loud.
    Dare I say, you probably WILL care at some stage when you and your baby are sleep deprived and trying to rest whilst someone's crazy untrained mutt is repeatedly barking for no apparent reason, for hours on end (not saying the OP's dog is doing this, but you get the picture).

    A dog having a protective bark when someone steps foot on their turf is reasonable. A dog going bananas over children playing in the neighbourhood is annoying, and it is unreasonable to expect people around them to be tolerant of such unnecessary annoyance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degrassi View Post
    Dare I say, you probably WILL care at some stage when you and your baby are sleep deprived and trying to rest whilst someone's crazy untrained mutt is repeatedly barking for no apparent reason, for hours on end (not saying the OP's dog is doing this, but you get the picture).

    A dog having a protective bark when someone steps foot on their turf is reasonable. A dog going bananas over children playing in the neighbourhood is annoying, and it is unreasonable to expect people around them to be tolerant of such unnecessary annoyance.
    I think it comes down to your personal situation and point of view. For example, if you and your baby are sleep deprived and trying to get some rest while someone's crazy, untrained kids are running amuck all over the neighborhood and throwing their ball into your rollerdoor, you might get pretty upset too.

    We all need to be tolerant of small annoyances when we live in suburbia, a dog barking once in a while when it is disturbed is just one of those things.

    OP, I think your attitude is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymumof5 View Post
    I totally agree. I can't stand dogs that bark and bark and bark. Most are bored (the ones nxt door to me are locked in kennels all day everyday and can't see out) and others are just not trained.

    OP can you give your dog a bone to keep her occupied while the kids are playing on the street or keep her in the backyard where she can't see them?

    For training, I use the word 'leave' very sternly and then physically remove her from the situation. Once she has settled down I praise and give a treat. To teach the word 'leave' put a treat in your hand and tell her to 'leave' and don't allow her to have it until she stops trying to get it and waits, then say 'ok' give her the treat and a good pat.
    I can't see how that would train a dog not to bark. What you have described is how you train a dog to leave food alone on command. You say 'leave' and they are expected not to eat the food until you say they can.

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