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Has not bark yet

Discussion in 'Sheltie Training' started by andre normand, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. andre normand

    andre normand Forums Novice

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    we had our puppy now for one week so he is 9 weeks old. We have still not heard him bark once yet ( I know it will come). The breeder had 5 adults and even when we picked him up, none of the adults dogs were barking.
    Is this a good sign that my puppy won't be a barker?
     
  2. SheepOfBlue

    SheepOfBlue Premium Member

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    Maybe less of a barker. Sca was almost quiet until I got Spitfire but the two never were huge barkers. Though Spitfire will stand there and bark at me like 'NOW' on occasion, Sca would have never been that undignified :ROFLMAO:
     
  3. Phoebe'smom

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    Enjoy the quiet while you can. The barking will come.
     
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  4. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Premium Member

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    I don't remember Piper being a barker initially when I took him home at 10 weeks, I think it was about a week or so later after he'd settled in and I thought oh how cute, he barked lol. Now I can't stop him, he barks at everything and nothing! I agree with Phoebe, enjoy it while it lasts.
     
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  5. Chris

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    Layla isn't really a big barker, but her brother Beckon more than makes up for it!
     
  6. mimiretz

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    We got Oberon at 8 weeks. He didn't bark at all until he was about 12 weeks. The first few times he barked, he came to wherever we were and looked at us pleased as could be, as if to say, "See what I can do? I can make noise!!". Now he barks at a lot of things, some of which we can figure out, some of which remain mysteries known only to the Sheltie mind.
     
  7. danisgoat

    danisgoat Moderator

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    Mine didn't start barking until they were older....and the more you have the more they bark!
     
  8. Lexi

    Lexi Forums Regular

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    My girl of 4 months is not barking much for now. But she is already a good watchdog and every strange noise in the yard is reported. The problem is I have two and when one starts it is difficult to stop them.:rolleyes2: So be happy she is not barking yet:lol:
     
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