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Barking for food, 10 weeks old

Discussion in 'Behavior' started by Skyestevenjess, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Skyestevenjess

    Skyestevenjess Forums Novice

    Sep 9, 2017
    Hi all
    Our sheltie, Skye, is 10 weeks old and we have had her for 2 weeks now.
    She hasn't taken to barking at noises/ sounds/ people which I'm very happy about, but she barks a lot when she knows her food is coming. She generally wakes up around 6am and wants food right away and will bark until she gets it. We live in a condo so I want to try minimizing barking as much as possible.
    She will also be around the kitchen and sometimes bark if we are just in there cooking or prepping food for ourselves. She is well fed but is still very food orientated we are noticing.
    What we have tried so far:
    - we never give her any food that isn't her food
    - we have tried using the words "quiet" and "shh"
    - we have tried crossing our arms, turning around and ignoring her
    - we have tried not giving her food while she's barking (but since we're in a condo we can't let the barking go on for too long)
    These have only worked temporarily and only sometimes

    We are looking for suggestions on how to curb this barking!

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