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Old 11-03-2012, 03:50 PM
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Default Need to fix this ASAP

Okay so... Mia's a screamer. My dad does not like screaming dogs. I like to bring her over to his house when we have family get togethers. And it's an issue.

She is so excited about the other dogs and the cat that she screeches from the moment you pull in the driveway until you get her through the house and in the back yard. It lasts maybe a minute or two tops.

I've tried: carrying her into the house so she can't race through and scream. It causes more frustration and increases the screaming.

I've tried taking her straight to the back yard but his fence is iron and papillons can fit through iron so she ends up escaping then sitting at the front door and screaming. Stays not working.

I've had screeching issues before and worked on them but I need something fast or Mia is perma-banned from family functions, which would suck for us both. I think I need to figure out some management system that will just bandaid for a while. His advice was to 'smack her', which... yeah.

I think next step is to crate her in the back yard then get the other dogs out and see how that goes?

Anyone have any advice on how to manage it for now and work on it?

Hank CA - (approx. 1 1/2 year old Spotty Dog)
Mia CGC - (6 1/2 year old Papillon)
Summer TG3 TIAD - (11 year old Papillon)

Last edited by Laurelin; 11-03-2012 at 04:10 PM.
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