Originally Posted by SaraB
I always thought that the barking thing was a training issue. I mean, Zuma barked a ton when I first got her and I solved it by providing enough exercise and mental stimulation. I never allowed my dogs to bark... there seriously is no stopping Zinga. She barks at everything... as I'm typing she's barking because a toy rolled under the baby gate and she wants it NOW. Before that she was barking because Zuma had a bone she wanted. Before that she was barking because the cat jumped from the table to the counter. Before that she barked because I asked for a sit and she downed instead. The list goes on.
You can really tell in Video lol I do love all the Koolies and you can tell the training is really coming along and they are VERY smart (and of course, you both are great trainers)
but..I always remember to put the volume down when I'm watching one of your koolies on youtube
they do really just seem to enjoy "talking"
I met someone that had an aussie AND a koolie actually and people told her things like "Oh but aussies can be pretty barky too.." and she was like "No. NO. YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND. The aussies control bark and doorbell bark and untrained bark.. the koolies just bark like they are a person carrying on conversation, it's a natural setting."