namely I need a few tips. Here the problem:
My dog (Chihuahua, 8 years, lived 6, 5 years with my mother and has 1, 5 years with me) barks constantly and insistently.
Once it rings at the door, or people walk past us or we visitors let in and he perceives sounds, for example. from the cellar come from my friend of his sister who lives there or he hears voices - he barks and barks and barks.
He is to not get a little bit quiet, now that's really totally annoying, especially since my friend and I now in the next three months you shopping for a new apartment and we in the House do not want to do this noise the other parties ...
When we have visitors, he jumps sometimes barking up the guests and tries to hands to grab, he is constantly running around to it and gauzt like crazy.
He's in a trance and react to nothing! He fixes the guests literally and not be on you until you sit down. Then he is quiet. Standing guests but then again - whether they want to or go to the toilet - he snaps back completely and then tracked them again barking.
We tried it with the scare method by dropping a key - no response or improvement.
With the spray bottle the same.
Commands such as seat or similar, he pays no attention.
We always try not to react tense or aggressive because that makes the situation even worse.
Counts the problem for Territorial?
It must be said, with my mother, he was in a daily contact high stress still on the edge - 5 children and a few other dogs. My brother has often annoyed him with his friends ... which turned out in retrospect. When he came to me he had no coat, because he has been scratched from stress. Now he is doing really well again, the fur is again beautifully and dense, but it can be also related to previous situations?
And above all, how can I change his behavior?
Danke schon mal for helpful answers!