JRT puppy crying/barking non-stop

Our little puppy will be completing 12 weeks nxt wk and we got him when he was only 8 wks old. Unfortunately me and my husband work full time and we have been living him in the shed (with flap entrance), in his cage since (we put the pen just outside the flap - which i have just removed now). At first, i was going back once a day to check on him or a friend and all the updates we had was that the dog was fine, not crying. Last few days i had the neighbours going mad at our door step saying that the dog has been crying/barking non stop ALL DAY. I have ordered your book together with a anti-barking colar (which hasnt arrived yet) to see what else i can do to avoid disturbing the neighbours. They know he is a puppy and only time to get him settled but is there any tips you could give to us???? The garden is full of toys and i even put the radio outside for him. I am hoping that once he has his last injection - nxt wk - and get into a proper walking routine he will settles down......please help us!!!

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Jul 07, 2011
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by: Anonymous

My first instinct is he needs people company, not barking collars. He is lonely for companionship - perhaps another dog would help. If that isn't feasible, doggie day care. I think it is wrong to leave a dog alone all day, esp. a puppy. JRs are very social creatures.

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Jack Russell Terrier barking too much
by: Anonymous

Hi Verdiana,

I hope you are enjoying your new JRT puppy. Jack Russells are well known to be serial barkers. They can be set off by the slightest noise, a stranger arriving, spotting another animal - or just about anything else. You need to consider what is causing the barking in the first place. If your dog is barking too much, teaching it the Speak command (in my book) can give you more control over when it barks. As you have described that you are doing, continue to experiment with the dog's living conditions. For example, let the dog sleep inside instead of outside, or vice versa. If all else fails, there are special ultrasonic and electric collars available which can eliminate barking, which you've said you should be receiving in the mail.

Also, read this link to find out more info about a barking buster:

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