So Cosmo has gotten SO much better with his barking. During the day. He has pretty much become bullet proof, except when it comes to the cats he's lived with since he came home (a year ago next month eeeep), walking down the stairs at night. During the day I can stay on top of it more, especially since we finally learned stay among the LCP chaos. Before he starts to run after them I just tell him to stay, and he won't budge. And also during the day the second he goes to run to the bottom of the stairs (he's gated to avoid heavy stair usage), I can call him to a front (abruptly), and he will front pretty much on the spot. I have used a can with pennies previously when he used to get so intense I couldn't get his attention (we also used this for no-no behaviors, that he needed to be afraid of i.e. chewing on wires). And if a quiet or a front didn't work before he learned stay, he'd get a short time out in the bathroom. Sometimes during the day he can have really bad days, and I do attribute to him being on house rest since practically March? So I can't blame him entirely. And on bad days, I can tell him time out (when I give up lol) and he just barks his little furry butt into the bathroom. Night time is definitely way worse. The cats are running around like crazy maniacs, naturally, and I can't see them before he does. He his crate trained and loves his crate, and 90% of the time he goes into his crate on his own at night. Most of the time he is shut in the bedroom, where he is silent, but when he is out and about downstairs (we live on the lower level of my BF's mothers split level house), he can become a problem. I normally let him stay out with me before I turn in for bed, but lately he's gotten so bad, I end up just putting him in the bedroom after 3-4 times. I've deconditioned him to the rats making noise, youtube/computer noises, the tv, BARKING DOGS on recordings, etc. Yet I can not, for the life of me, get him to just stop barking at the darn cats at night. I wish I could exhaust him enough so he would freaking sleep throughout the night, but at the current time his other leg is starting to get progressively worse, and he isn't getting surgery for another month or so (finances). Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with this? Deconditioning him to most things was easy, but I can not get it with the cats. I have even gotten to the point of having my BF sit at the top of the stairs at night, with a cat picking her up and putting her on the floor (to simulate them jumping off their cat trees at night, running around etc.), and he is just not fooled. Any tips?