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Freddy is barking to such an extent he is panting and shaking. When I last tried to silence him by saying leave..sit and stay he just didn't respond and jumped up and tore my blouse all along the back and if he had caught my bottom he could have ripped my flesh and it was most disconcerting. I have just been shopping and have bought a tug toy and a softish squeaky toy and am hoping to distract him from barking by more play...I sam a slow mover so will have to play from my settee..I have come to the conclusion that he might be bored...I really do not want to have to take him back to the dog's Home Maybe I should have had an older dog. I didn't time him but the barking went on for a considerable timeThankyou
I have plucked up courage and set him free of the leash and have called him repeatedly with treats...he has returned and seems to get the message. I had been reluctant to let him run free, being elderly and my confidence was not as high as it was years ago when I was able to run with a dog.... Anyway, the result of this, coupled with your remarks,have proved very good.He is so tired that when we get home he only wants to rest...Hopefully, I am not speaking too soon...but it is a start.I do have a lady that says she will take him for a long walk for me...that will help...Thankyou. E..S.