I feel like I’m between a rock and a hard place.
Daisy barks at everything AND nothing. Now, I know dogs have exceptionally keen hearing, but you’ll see how this case is different when you read the circumstances surrounding Daisy’s “cry wolf” routine.
When we’re in the kitchen/family room/living room area of the house, she only barks when she actually hears something unusual. But when we’re anywhere else, she goes into these constant barking tirades like an intruder was breaking down the door with an ax.
I can’t figure out why she does this. And I don’t want to tell her to stop because I DO want her to bark if something is actually awry.
I end up wasting time running around to check and make sure everything’s secure. So I decided to stop doing that in case it was providing entertainment for Dear Little Daisy. Dear Little Rascal Daisy.
It didn’t matter. She still barks at phantoms. And it always leaves me wondering if I’m picking the one wrong time not to check.
Does anyone else’s dog do this? Any ideas how to stop her from crying wolf and teach her to only bark at actual sounds? How do I turn a faker into an honest watchdog? 😛
Happy Friday and a great weekend to everyone!