Wednesday, March 10, 2010

True Confession

I know this sounds ridiculous, but I hate training my dogs at home because I hate the noise and general chaos that goes with it.

I have nine dogs, so that means if I'm working with one, there are eight others in the laundry room barking their asses off and trying to escape from their crates. Two of my jack russells regularly bark their crates right off the shelf and onto the floor, and Punk, that gentle soul, eats his crate (see below).

It doesn't matter where I'm training -- if I'm in the detached garage with all the doors closed, I can still  hear the rest of the gang going nuts in the house.

I don't know what to do about it. My boyfriend thinks it's hilarious that I have 9 dogs and can't stand them barking. He says I should have known what I was getting into. 

Maybe I should wear earplugs.


Cindy said...

I know we talked about this :)
I agree. Although, I've been told that it's good that the dogs
bark and go crazy. That means they WANT to
play. But I confess, my fragile psyche has a
hard time with it.
But I have found that if I work them in the
morning before breakfast, they are all so focused
on getting back to eat, that it actually goes pretty well
Good Luck Lisa !

barbara said...

I don't do well *at home* either.. dogs not working are not happy to be ignored and I don't want to upset the neighbors with a lot of barking. So, I am much happier to go to someone ELSE's house, or to a public place to work/train my dogs.

Kim said...

The horrible sounds coming from my dogs that aren't playing (whatever at the time) is horrible. They make god awful sounds. So yeah I hate it. If my hubby is home, he can't handle it so I usually play/train dogs when he is not here.

But I have been good twice this week and worked all my dogs on the box since I have a new doggie to train. I did find tonight that the most obnoxious sounding is Riot is much better/quieter after he has been worked. The same seems to go for the rest to.

But yeah it really sucks when they act like jerks and make so many awful sounds.

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