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Old Mar 23, 2014, 07:56 PM
barbie456 barbie456 is offline
 
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I was from Cape Cod also. Got my first sheltie there from Mrs. Ruth Lane breeder. He was the best sheltie. I am on my third sheltie and they all are different. The male I have now is two years old and is also a barker. My vet wanted me to put him on Prozac when he was younger and I declined. She said it would calm him down . He is very aggressive toward people coming into the house. I can't seem to break him of that habit. Barks at people going by. Used to chase cars until he got loose and actually ran into the wheel of a van. Fortunately he only got his paw damaged and had to have stitches . No more chasing cars. Still would like to see him not be so aggressive to people coming into the house. Any suggestions.
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Old Apr 19, 2014, 09:40 PM
Laddie's Mom Laddie's Mom is offline
 
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Welcome to SN From New Zealand.

My dogs never stop barking, I have tried it all, nothing works. I know the frustration you are having.

I would try Prozac, but they do not do it here, so, I am using an herbal product called "Rescue Remedy" I use to take it when nervous, it helps. I read that it is safe for dogs and works wonders, we shall see.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 01:07 AM
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How about rescue remedy, have you tried that?
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Old Apr 22, 2014, 03:50 PM
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welcome :)
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Old Apr 22, 2014, 10:22 PM
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 07:40 PM
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Our first Sheltie would freak out during thunderstorms. We used Rescue Remedy and it seemed to help take the edge off.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:05 PM
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hello and welcome!

I have a house of 5 chihuahuas and a sheltie, we have special chews/bones when company come....when someone rings the doorbell or knocks on the door now, I may get a couple barks, but then 6 faces staring at the pantry door waiting for the "special, only when company are here" bones to come out
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