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    I just moved into a new apt and my soon to be wife just got a puppy chihuahua, while I used to hate what I call rat dogs the little guy has grown on me. My PROBLEM is if left home alone HE WONT STOP BARKING and the person upstairs is starting to not like it. Does anyone have any advice they could give me? We are starting to crate train him but I dont have hope that will help in the short term. I dont want to get rid of him because it would break my daughters hearts (not to mention mine) and I'd hate to see what it would do to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I just moved into a new apt and my soon to be wife just got a puppy chihuahua, while I used to hate what I call rat dogs the little guy has grown on me. My PROBLEM is if left home alone HE WONT STOP BARKING and the person upstairs is starting to not like it. Does anyone have any advice they could give me? We are starting to crate train him but I dont have hope that will help in the short term. I dont want to get rid of him because it would break my daughters hearts (not to mention mine) and I'd hate to see what it would do to him.
    get a collar that shocks him when he barks.

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    He can't help it; it's just the way he is.

    He needs another dog. Or a cat. Or a goat. Or something.

    We have a wire haired Jack Russel. Left alone, he is a terror. When Molly came along, he just settled right down..
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    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post

    You read my eeeeevil mind!!!!


    JUST KIDDING!!! I would say a "buddy" would probably help to assuming you can have more than 1 dog.
    If not, I'm not sure. Seperation anxiety in pups can be a bitch to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    You read my eeeeevil mind!!!!


    JUST KIDDING!!! I would say a "buddy" would probably help to assuming you can have more than 1 dog.
    If not, I'm not sure. Seperation anxiety in pups can be a bitch to deal with.
    You ain't kidding
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