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Barking at garbage collectors

Post by Gary Boot » Fri, 25 Aug 2006 10:10:10



Hi,
I was hoping someone might have some tips on how to stop my border collie
from barking every time the garbage collectors arrive. On other occasions
she will listen to my commands but when it's the garbage collectors she
feels she needs to protect her property.
Thanks.
 
 
 

Barking at garbage collectors

Post by Kathlee » Fri, 25 Aug 2006 10:34:30


Quote:

> Hi,
> I was hoping someone might have some tips on how to stop my border collie
> from barking every time the garbage collectors arrive. On other occasions
> she will listen to my commands but when it's the garbage collectors she
> feels she needs to protect her property.

My BCs aren't crazy about the trash collectors, either.  After all, they
pull up right in front of our house and *THEY SHAMELESSLY STEAL OUR
STUFF!!!* right off the curb.

Being that they're there less than 90 seconds twice a week, I mostly
don't worry about it.

Kathleen

 
 
 

Barking at garbage collectors

Post by ceb » Sat, 26 Aug 2006 00:24:52




Quote:
> Hi,
> I was hoping someone might have some tips on how to stop my border
> collie from barking every time the garbage collectors arrive. On other
> occasions she will listen to my commands but when it's the garbage
> collectors she feels she needs to protect her property.
> Thanks.

I like to explain things to my dogs in a happy, cheerful tone: "They're
taking our trash -- we LIKE it when they take our trash. They're HELPING
us. How NICE of them!" Also, naming everybody seems to help "it's the
garbage men!" "it's the ***hound!" "it's the girls on bikes!" "it's
that lady that walks every single day!" I act like I am very happy to see
all these people. Then if this doesn't work, the heedless barker gets a
(brief) time out. I can't have 3 dogs (well, 2 really, Zoe doesn't bark
much) barking their heads off, especially early in the morning. Not that
it doesn't happen.

--
Catherine
& Zoe the***erchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the Pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico

 
 
 

Barking at garbage collectors

Post by A_Poor_Uneducated_Backyard_ShadeTree_S-it_Kickin_Dog_Trai.. » Sat, 26 Aug 2006 00:46:13


HOWEDY ceb you miserable stinkin lyin dog abusing mental case,

Quote:



> > Hi,
> > I was hoping someone might have some tips on how to stop my border
> > collie from barking every time the garbage collectors arrive. On other
> > occasions she will listen to my commands but when it's the garbage
> > collectors she feels she needs to protect her property.
> > Thanks.

> I like to explain things to my dogs in a happy, cheerful tone: "They're
> taking our trash -- we LIKE it when they take our trash. They're HELPING
> us. How NICE of them!" Also, naming everybody seems to help "it's the
> garbage men!" "it's the ***hound!" "it's the girls on bikes!" "it's
> that lady that walks every single day!"

Ain't that nice.

Quote:
>  I act like I am very happy to see all these people.

INDEED?

Quote:
> Then if this doesn't work,

BWEEEEAAAAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!

Quote:
> the heedless barker gets a (brief) time out.

You mean you lock IT in a box on accHOWENT of IT WAS AFRAID?

Quote:
>  I can't have 3 dogs (well, 2 really, Zoe doesn't bark much) barking
> their heads off, especially early in the morning. Not that it doesn't happen.

Of curse not!

Too bad YOU GOT THE SAME PROBLEM for the SAME REASON
you freakin miserable stinkin lyin dog abusin mental case <{} : ~ (  >

Quote:




> >> One of my dogs is a barker.  Her bark is high
> >> pitched, persistent and just in general annoying.
> > Queenie is like this -

BWEEEEEEEEEEAAHAHAHAHHAHAAA!!!

Seems catherine GOT THE SAME PROBLEM and CAN'T FIX IT
on accHOWENT of she's a dog abusing punk thug coward
MENTAL CASE just like yourself, perry aka bentcajungirl.

Quote:
> - no one ever taught her how to calm herself down before.

SHAAAZZZAAAMMM???

Perhaps your pronged spiked pinch ***collar
will do the TRICK, eh dog lovers?

Quote:
> > So what I do is get her to sit,

THAT FURTHER REPRESSES THE FEAR BEAHVIOR AND REINFORCES IT.

Quote:
> > and then I rub under her chin in that way dogs like

PHYSICAL CONTACT, INCLUDING BRIBES and TOYS, REINFORCES
BAD BEHAVIORS and DISTRACTS the dog from the LESSON...
but you bums wouldn't know NUTHIN abHOWET THAT on accHOWENT
of all you know is HURT INTIMDIATE and AVOID BEHAVIORS of
the cunnin domestic puppy dog you AIN'T GOT the INTELLECT
to HOWEtwit EVEN AFTER The Amazing Puppy Wizard's 100%
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NEARLY INSTANTLY and FOR FREE, to boot <{); ~ ) >

        BWEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAHAHAHAHHHAAAA!!!

Quote:
> > (for Zoe I would use this or belly rubs).

BWEEEEEEEEEEEEAAHAHAHAHHHAHAAA!!!

THAT'S A *** BEHAVIOR. THAT'LL REINFORCE FEAR AGGRESSION.

Quote:
> >  She gets more petting after the "provocation" is gone.

THAT'S INSANE. You CANNOT REWARD a behavior AFTER
THE FACT nodoGgamenedMOORE than you can PUNISH a
behavior AFTER THE FACT.

You mental cases got NO IDEA what you're talkin abHOWET.

Quote:
> >  She is now at the point where sometimes when she gets wound up

OH, WELL, THAT'S SUCCESS, AIN'T IT.

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> > she will come to me to get loves,

*** BEHAVIOR WHEN SHE'S AFRAID IS NOT REHABILITATION.

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> > which of course cuts down on the barking

INDEED... BUT IT INCREASES ANXXXIHOWESNESS AND MAKES
HER FEAR BEHAVIOR WORSE, DOG LOVERS.

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> > and which I think shows excellent emotional maturity. :)

You mean, "WHERE SOMETIMES WHEN SHE GETS WOUND UP"?

BWEEEEEEEEEAAHAHAHHAHHAAA!!!

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> > You might think that this would reinforce the barking,

You mean, "WHERE SOMETIMES WHEN SHE GETS WOUND UP"?

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> >  but it really doesn't seem to.

You mean, UNTIL "WHERE SOMETIMES WHEN SHE GETS WOUND UP".

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> > I really think that she gets progressively more wound up

DUH?

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> > as she continues barking and that on some level
> > it is unpleasant for her.

YOU THINK SO?

DOGS DIE FROM THAT KINDA ANXXXIHOWESNESS.

Quote:
> > I'm not squelching her enthusiasm, which I
> > love, just teaching her how to come back to
> > earth after an exciting episode.

> > --
> > Catherine
> > & Zoe the***erchow
> > & Queenie the black gold retriever
> > & Rosalie the calico

HOWEDY catherine,

Quote:



> > I have a few questions regarding in-boarding training.

> The best-trained dog I ever met at the dog park had
> been to a dog daycare that did training as well.

You mean like HOWE your pal matty SELLS "trainin"?

Quote:
> The reason she went there every day for weeks (maybe
> longer) was that her owner broke a leg and really
> couldn't exercise her. He also took classes from the
> same people (later, I guess) and had a great relationship
> with his dog.

AMAZING.

Quote:
> Have you considered this route at all? It seems
> like you'd get some help with training, and the
> dog would get more exercise,

BWEEEEEEEEAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAA!!!

Quote:
>  and a tired dog is a well-behaved dog,

THAT'S INSANE, catherine... and VERIFIED by
drewkbell's OWN WORDS, REMEMBER catherine?

EXXXCESSIVE EXXXORCISE DIDN'T WORK FOR HIS DOG.

Quote:
>  and you could learn to train the dog as well.

Then again he MIGHT END UP LIKE YOURSELF, eh?:
HOWEDY matty,

Quote:

> Paula said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

> >> The particular school we were thinking off spends a couple
> >> of weeks with the dog, then you go do training sessions with
> >> the dog so that you, the owner, can be trained (which my family
> >> needs just as much as the dog)

> > I think it depends on the circumstances.  I took one
> > of my dogs to a facility like that because she had fear
> > aggression problems with men.

> I have two such dogs here on a regular basis.

INDEEDY! And YOU CAN'T TRAIN THEM, can you, matty.

LUCKY THING you AIN'T MUCH of a MAN, eh matty?

Quote:
> I think that Catherine was right-on in her suggestion of
> daycare, though it would have to be the right daycare.

You mean, LIKE YOURS, matty?

Quote:
> --
> --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

HOWEDY matty you freakin lying dog abusing mental case,

Quote:

> bala888 said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

> > I have a 13-year-old Pekingese who barks at other dogs
> > like a total retard when she sees them during her walk.

> Does she do this off-leash also?

You mean, FIGHT, like your own dog, matty?:


Date: 15 May 2005 16:03:05 GMT

Subject: Re: What does "bupkis" really mean

shelly said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

Quote:
> you've just described elliott.  i don't think Lucy would
> have had a clue what to do with him, though.  while he's
> easy and forgiving in terms of handling, i think his prey
> drive and dog aggression would've had her in tears.

Hmm.  You've got a point.  Rocky is dog-***, a surprise to
almost everyone - some of whom know him very well.  I wonder how
well Lucy reads dog?  If she can't, she'd get some ugly
surprises.

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

BWEEEEEEEEEEEEEAHAHAHAHHAHHAAAA!!!

She'd have to train the dog to COME pryor
to lettin IT off leash, wouldn't you THINK,
matty?

Quote:
>  How much socialisation has she had with other dogs?

Thir*** years worth, matty...

Hey matty? You got ANY ADVICE?

BWEEEEEEEEEEEEAHAHAHHAHHAAAA!!!

Quote:
> --
> --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.


Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 17:53:40
Subject: Socialization Dilemma

I don't intend to waste any more time on bickering, which seems
to be 90% of what goes on in this newsgroup every day, but since
I promised to post a follow-up, here goes.

First of all, this wasn't a formal consultation but rather an
exchange of professional favors. The behaviorist said that my
dog's behavior had nothing to do with *** but rather was
an expression of "motherly protectiveness."

That's "motherly" protectiveness, mind you,not the genetically
mandated protectiveness of the Neapolitan Mastiff some of you
are so hung up on.  And, unlike all you long-distance "experts,"
the behaviorist actually met my dog and observed her interaction
with other dogs.

Still, when he began trying to convince me to use an electronic
collar to modify my dog's behavior, I said thanks a lot and ended
the visit.

All in all, I must agree with the poster who said that Jerry Howe's
methods appear to make a lot of sense, even if his public relations
skills could use some improvement.

He is fighting an uphill battle, though, and it must be
frustrating.  There are people out there who know that
dogs can and should be trained without getting shocked,
jerked, hung, or bribed (e.g. Dr. Fetko), but they're
few and far between.

Unfortunately, most people who use the lazy, potentially
injurious methods of training are convinced that they're
doing nothing wrong and are in fact acting in the best
interest of their dog(s).

Sad, but what can you do, except train your own dogs
they way you know they should be trained?  I'm sorry,
but I'm not cut out for an activist.

Bye-bye.  It's been real.

~Norm

HOWEDY matty,

Quote:

> Rosemary said in rec.pets.dogs.breeds:

> > You can justify or play it down all you like but the truth
> > is it's a cruel and barbaric way of training an animal who
> > you purport to love and relies on you to look after it.

> Do you leave your dogs alone in your yard

Dogs are TERRORTORIAL creatures of HABIT, matty.
Dogs can be PERIMETER TRAINED in just a few minutes
if you know HOWE, matty, at least accordin to The
Amazing Puppy Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY
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Quote:
> while you're at work or asleep?

You recommend shocking dogs on accHOWENT of your
own dogs will ESCAPE if you leave them HOWET for
a few minutes withHOWET supervision. OR, they'll
dig holes all over your yard... from anXXXIHOWESNESS.

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Post by A Poor Shepherd Boy And His Dog At His Masters Fee » Sat, 26 Aug 2006 00:52:53


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Quote:

> Hi,
> I was hoping someone might have some tips on how to stop my border collie
> from barking every time the garbage collectors arrive. On other occasions
> she will listen to my commands but when it's the garbage collectors she
> feels she needs to protect her property.
> Thanks.

 
 
 

Barking at garbage collectors

Post by Kino » Sat, 26 Aug 2006 12:36:55


Quote:

> Hi,
> I was hoping someone might have some tips on how to stop my border collie
> from barking every time the garbage collectors arrive. On other occasions
> she will listen to my commands but when it's the garbage collectors she
> feels she needs to protect her property.
> Thanks.

Well, thought i was the only one whose dog had that problem.. Iv tried
most things said in most dog manuals..But NOTHING seems to work.. My
dog will bark at the trash guys no matter wat u do.. I tried ignoring
her, praising her, bribing her with her favourite treats.. Failed
miserably everytime..
 
 
 

Barking at garbage collectors

Post by Human_And_Animal_Behaviour_Forensic_Sciences_Research_Laborat.. » Sat, 26 Aug 2006 17:47:30


HOWEDY Kino,


Quote:


>> Hi,

>> I was hoping someone might have some tips on how to
>> stop my border collie from barking every time the garbage
>> collectors arrive.

Barking is a SYMPTOM of FEAR.

Quote:
>> On other occasions she will listen to my commands

Of curse. OtherWIZE you'd jerk an ***her. But that
AIN'T gonna work when she's VERY AFRAID <{} : ~ (  >

Quote:
>> but when it's the garbage collectors she feels she needs to protect her property.

Yeah. You gotta PRAISE her IN ADVANCE and she WON'T BE AFRAID.

Quote:
>> Thanks.

Yeah...

Quote:
> Well, thought i was the only one whose dog had that problem..

Of curse not, Kino.. The Gang Of Pathetic Miserable Stinkin Lyin
Dog Abusing Punk Thug Coward Active Acute Chronic Long Term
INCURABLE MENTAL CASES you're askin for advice ALL GOT
THE SAME PROBLEMS FOR THE SAME REASONS.

Quote:
> Iv tried most things said in most dog manuals..

You mean jerking *** bribing shocking intimidating
spraying aversives in her face and locking IT in a box to
avoid behaviors the EXXXPERTS ain't got NO IDEA HOWE
to CON-TROLL <{} : ~ (  >.

Hey Kino? Have you tried surgically ***ly mutilating your dog?

Of curse, THAT INCREASES FEAR and INSECURITY and
causes AGGRESSION SHYNESS and other deathly heelth
conditions.

Quote:
> But NOTHING seems to work..

OF CURSE NOT, Kino.

You been HAD by the self proclaimed EXXXPERTS who
jerk ***shock bribe crate intimidate mutilate and will
do and say ANYTHING to defend their alleged RIGHT to
HURT INTIMIDATE an *** innocent defenseless
dumb critters an LIE abHOWET it.

Quote:
> My dog will bark at the trash guys no matter wat u do..

On accHOWENT of all you've tried to do is hurt intimidate
and avoid the temperament and behavior problems of the
cunning domestic puppy dog you ain't got the intellect to
HOWEtwit.

That's HOWE COME these pathetic stinkin lyin dog ***in
mental cases won't respond to The Sincerely Incredibly Freakin
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Quote:
> I tried ignoring her,

That INCREASES fear.

Quote:
> praising her,

Yeah? WHEN??? When she's BARKIN? NO. You NEVER
PRAISED your dog for BAD BEHAVIOR Kino, on accHOWENT
of THAT DON'T MAKE SENSE, DOES IT, Kino.

THAT'S HOWE COME YOU CAN'T HOWEtwit the
cunnin of the domestic puppy dog, Kino <{} ; ~ )  >

Quote:
>  bribing her with her favourite treats..

"Despite Skinner's clear denunciation of "negative
reinforcement" (1958) NEARLY EVER LEARNING THEORY
model involves the USE OF PUNISHMENT. Of curse,
Skinner has never to my knowledge, demonstrated
HOWE we escape the phenomenon that an expected
reward not received is experienced as a punishment
and can produce extensive and persistent aggression
(Azrin et al, 1966)."

"The IMBECILITY of some of the claims for operant
technique simply take the breath away. Lovas et al
(1966) report a standard contingent reward/punishment
procedure developing imitative speech in two severly
disturbed non verbal schizophrenic boys. After twenty-
six days the boys are reported to have been learning
new words with alacrity. HOWEver, when REWARDS were
moved to a delayed contingency the behavior and learning
immediately deteriorated."

Quote:
> Failed miserably everytime..

Of curse. JUST LIKE THE REST of these pathetic
miserable stinkin lyin dog abusin mental cases, Kino.

HOWEDY Kino,


Quote:
> HI all.. This is my first post here..

Have you been reading our forums?

Quote:
> I have a smooth fox terrier whose a year old..

Fox terriors are notorious for bein UNTRAINABLE.

Quote:
> She seems to have a peculiar problem..

          "It is by muteness that a dog becomes
                so utterly beyond value."

                Like a confessor Priest?

        "With him, words play no torturing tricks..., "
                  --John Galsworthy.

           Don't bet your dog won't tell on you...
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          HOWER words, actions and training quirks.
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                    As A CHILD IS A CHILD;
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              You GET The Critter You TRAINED

             In The Problem Animal Behavior BUSINESS
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Quote:
> Normally she is calm and a real pleasure and joy to have
> around the house.. But when she sees people go out of
> the house she goes crazy..

You can extinguish that behavior simply by praising her
IN ADVANCE and distracting and instantly praising any
further symptoms of anxiety till they're extinguished.
.
Dogs attack visitors on their EXIT because they've been
REPRESSED in their greeting behavior on their entrance.
The whole while the visitor is there the dog's anxiety
increases because of ***, avoidance and FORCED CONTROL.

"Despite Skinner's clear denunciation of "negative
reinforcement" (1958) NEARLY EVER LEARNING THEORY
model involves the USE OF PUNISHMENT. Of curse,
Skinner has never to my knowledge, demonstrated
HOWE we escape the phenomenon that an expected
reward not received is experienced as a punishment
and can produce extensive and persistent aggression
(Azrin et al, 1966)."

"The IMBECILITY of some of the claims for operant
technique simply take the breath away. Lovas et al
(1966) report a standard contingent reward/punishment
procedure developing imitative speech in two severly
disturbed non verbal schizophrenic boys. After twenty-
six days the boys are reported to have been learning
new words with alacrity. HOWEver, when REWARDS were
moved to a delayed contingency the behavior and learning
immediately deteriorated."

Sam Corson, Pavlov's Last Student Demonstrated At
UofOH, That Rehabilitation Of Hyperactive Dogs Can
Easily And Readily Be Done Using TLC. Tender Loving
Care Is At The Root Of The Scientific Management Of
Doggys.  <{) ; ~ ) >

"...all the highest nervous activity, as it manifests
itself in the conditional reflex, consists of a continual
change of these three fundamental processes --
excitation, inhibition and disinhibition,"  Ivan P. Pavlov

"Postitive emotions arising in connection
with the perfection of a skill, irrespective
of its pragmatic significance at a given
moment, serve as the reinforcement. IOW,
emotions, not outside rewards, are what
reinforces any behavior," Ivan Pavlov.

"All animals learn best through play." -- Konrad Lorenz

"It is NO WONDER that the marked changes in
deviant behavior of children can be achieved
through brief, simple educative routines with
their mothers which modify the mother's social
behaviors shaping the child (Whaler, 1966). Some
clinics have reported ELIMINATION ofthe need for
child THERAPY through changing the clinical emphasis
from clinical to parental HANDLING of the child
(Szrynski 1965).

A large number of cases improved sufficiently after
preliminary contact with parents that NO treatment
of children was required, and almost ALL cases
SHOWE a remarkably shortened period for therapy.
Quite severe cases of anorexia nervosa have been
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the parents temporarily with EFFUSIVELY LOVING
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Quote:
> Starts barking at the top of her voice and displays extreme
> aggression and generally gets the whole neighbourhood
> wondering wats happening..



Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:38 PM
Subject: Doggy advice

Scott, Jerry Howe forwarded me the letter below.
I'm glad that you referred negatively to Jerry's
habit of CAPITALIZING and HOWEING everything.

I personally ...

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Post by flic » Sun, 27 Aug 2006 23:59:38



Quote:

> Well, thought i was the only one whose dog had that problem.. Iv tried
> most things said in most dog manuals..But NOTHING seems to work.. My
> dog will bark at the trash guys no matter wat u do.. I tried ignoring
> her, praising her, bribing her with her favourite treats.. Failed
> miserably everytime..

It's rewarding for the dog to bark at the trash guys.  The trash guys come,
the dog barks to alert you - and you're alerted - and then the trash guys
leave.  The "invading strangers" leave when your dog barks, and he thinks,
"yippee! I scared 'em off!"

Unless the trash guys are there for hours, what's the problem?  Two minutes
of barking?

flick 100785

 
 
 

Barking at garbage collectors

Post by Rock » Mon, 28 Aug 2006 01:44:10



Quote:
> It's rewarding for the dog to bark at the trash guys.  The
> trash guys come, the dog barks to alert you - and you're
> alerted - and then the trash guys leave.  The "invading
> strangers" leave when your dog barks, and he thinks,
> "yippee! I scared 'em off!"

Why does Friday bark at the mailman?  After all, this guy
*gives* us stuff.  That was a rhetorical question, BTW.

We've had the same mailman for years - including the two years
I've been working from home.  He always waves and smiles at the
dogs through the window.  Gad, you'd think Friday would have
gotten used to him by now; Rocky has, but barks because Friday
does.

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

 
 
 

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Post by flic » Mon, 28 Aug 2006 02:31:35



Quote:

> Why does Friday bark at the mailman?  After all, this guy
> *gives* us stuff.  That was a rhetorical question, BTW.

> We've had the same mailman for years - including the two years
> I've been working from home.  He always waves and smiles at the
> dogs through the window.  Gad, you'd think Friday would have
> gotten used to him by now; Rocky has, but barks because Friday
> does.

We've got a dog that acts very watchy/protective.  Somebody pulls into the
driveway, he acts like he's gonna kill 'em.  Growls, barks, tries to stick
his head through the fence.  Puts on quite a show.  Name's Rocky, too.  He's
about a 50 lb mixed breed, Plain Brown Dog.

The other dogs run out there and bark along with him, although they don't
act Deadly Serious like Rocky does.  The few times he hasn't been able to
sound the alarm (like, crated in anticipation of guests), the other dogs run
outside and wag their tails.

flick 100785

 
 
 

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Post by The_Insanely_Freakin_Simply_Amazing_Grand_Puppy_Wiza.. » Mon, 28 Aug 2006 03:57:29


HOWEDY matty you pathetic miserable stinkin lyin
dog abusing punk thug coward and active acute chronic
long term incurable mental case and illegal doggy day
care operator FRAUD an SCAM ARTIST,


Quote:

>> It's rewarding for the dog to bark at the trash guys.

That's SHEER IDIOCY. It's FRIGHTENING. THAT'S
HOWE COME your dogs are DYIN from STRESS
INDUCED AUTO-IMMUNE DIS-EASE aka The
Puppy Wizard's Syndrome <{}; ~ )  >

Quote:
>> The trash guys come, the dog barks to alert you - and you're alerted -

So then you SHOWET at the dog an lock IT in a box.

Quote:
>> and then the trash guys leave.

Yeah.

Quote:
>> The "invading strangers" leave when your dog barks,

No, they LEAVE when the dog's ABUSER scolds IT for barkin.

Quote:
>> and he thinks, "yippee! I scared 'em off!"

You got ANY scientific EVIDENCE to support that THEORY?

No. The dog becomes MOORE AFRAID on accHOWENT
of everytime the garbageman comes he gets SHOWETED AT.

Quote:
> Why does Friday bark at the mailman?

For the same reason he barks at dogs, he's AFRAID,
JUST LIKE HOWE YOU SEZ YOURSELF,  matty:


Date: 24 Mar 2005 17:16:47
Subject: Re: help with identifing a dog breed

  A mature dog comfortable in its surroundings often
  won't need to physically assert its ***.
--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

REMEMBER NHOWE?

Quote:
>  After all, this guy *gives* us stuff.

That's sheer idiocy.

Quote:
>  That was a rhetorical question, BTW.

You can't post your IDIOCY here abHOWETS nodoGdameneD MOORE.

Quote:
> We've had the same mailman for years - including the two years
> I've been working from home.  He always waves and smiles at the
> dogs through the window.  Gad, you'd think Friday would have
> gotten used to him by now;

Yeah, but he CAN'T on accHOWENT of you INTIMIDATE him:

          Sometimes my "voice of god" startles human
          and dog, especially when the human didn't
          see the inappropriate behaviour. --Matt. Rocky's a Dog.



          Rosa Palmn wrote in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

          > Anybody else got bilingual dogs?

          Long ago my Hebrew was pretty good - but now I only
          use "Chutza"(throat clearing 'ch') - "Out" when it's
          reallyreally important that my dogs get away from something.


        Date: 10 Jun 2003 18:00:45 GMT
        Subject: Re: Absolutely abysmal agility day

        Robin Nuttall said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

        > One of the things that frustrates me the most about agility
        > is that people seem to think that ALL dogs are fragile,
        > shrinking flowers who cannot be corrected in any way.

        Well, maybe one day -- when Friday doesn't take correction so
        much to heart -- I'll try something different.  Right now, he's
        just getting the confidence to work a few jumps ahead of me.
        --
        --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.


Date: 15 May 2005 16:03:05 GMT

Subject: Re: What does "bupkis" really mean

shelly said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

Quote:
> you've just described elliott.  i don't think Lucy would
> have had a clue what to do with him, though.  while he's
> easy and forgiving in terms of handling, i think his prey
> drive and dog aggression would've had her in tears.

Hmm.  You've got a point.  Rocky is dog-***, a surprise to
almost everyone - some of whom know him very well.  I wonder how
well Lucy reads dog?  If she can't, she'd get some ugly
surprises.
--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

Quote:
> Rocky has, but barks because Friday does.

Rocky barks on accHOWENT of HE'S AFRAID:


          Subject: Re: How to handle aggressive situations
          Date: 2004-10-19 19:42:54 PST

          Melanie L Chang said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

         > I try really hard not to yell.  The times that I have, Solo
         > joined in and then lunged to the end of the leash.

         Or, at the other end of the spectrum, Rocky cowers,
         thinking I'm angry at him - a reason I don't "yuk out"
         others' dogs at agility trials or training.
         --
         --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

                          ---------------


Date: 22 Dec 2004 16:58:38 GMT
A Useful Dog

... Rocky, OTOH, I crate when a new dog is introduced -
 while he's quick to back off in times of trouble, he's
fairly ***. -- --Matt. Rocky's a Dog.

BWEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAHAHAHHAHHAHAAAA!!!

SEE???

Quote:
> --
> --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.


Date: 16 Sep 2003 03:47:41 GMT
Subject: Re: *** Agressive Puppy????

Nessa said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

Quote:
> the only thing I remember learning from a spanking was to
> run faster than my dad and NOT GET CAUGHT.   so what does
> that say?

I learned to put a comic book down the back of my pants.  And
sometimes my parents pretended not to notice.  In retrospect,
that's pretty cool.

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

You're a MENTAL CASE, matty. nessa's
dogs TURNED ON HER. REMEMBER, matty?

Your parents was ABUSERS and YOU IS a ABUSER on accHOWENT OF:

               YOU GET THE CRITTER YOU TRAINED

                        A DOG Is A Dog;
                      As A KAT Is A KAT;
                    As A BIRDY Is A BIRDY;
                    As A HORSE Is A HORSE;
                    As A CHILD IS A CHILD;
                  As A SP-HOWES Is a SP-HOWES;
             As A Mass ***er Is A Mass ***er.

       ALL Behavior Problems Are CAUSED BY MISHANDLING

               ALL Critters Only Respond In
            PREDICTABLE INNATE NORMAL NATURAL
               INSTINCTIVE REFLEXIVE Ways;
    To Situations And Circumstances Of Their Environment
                Which We Create For Them.

       Damn The Descartean War of "Nature Vs Nurture."
           We Teach By HOWER Words And Actions
              And GET BACK What We TAUGHT.

 
 
 

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Post by Opinicu » Mon, 28 Aug 2006 05:07:19



Quote:
> Why does Friday bark at the mailman?  After all, this guy
> *gives* us stuff.

I remember reading somewhere that it had something to do with the uniform.
Dogs are confused by different-smelling people dressed up in similar-looking
outfits.

Or something like that.

--
Bob
http://www.kanyak.com

 
 
 

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Post by Shell » Mon, 28 Aug 2006 06:18:24




Quote:
>I remember reading somewhere that it had something to do with the uniform.
>Dogs are confused by different-smelling people dressed up in similar-looking
>outfits.

>Or something like that.

A similar theory (in that "I read it somewhere") is that mail carriers
and paper deliverers are two people who show up predictably, are barked
at, and successfully "warned off."  The initial success becomes a
pattern.  That seems as likely as anything to me, since many dogs also
bark at the paper deliverer, and many are never able to actually see who
they are barking at.

--
Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)

It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings
out the form.
-- Hans Hoffman