Am I a bad dog owner?

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    I almost always have to bride my dogs to come inside with a treat. Sometimes I just tell them I'm going to give them a treat, and I don't.

    I just want them to come inside and stop barking!

    It sucks because they bark and then they think they're getting a treat... why do I suck?
     
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    I’ve done that. Lately I put her in situations where I know she’d normally bark and give her treats if she doesn’t
     
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    That's actually a really good idea! I should try that... Sometimes my dogs literally bark at nothing though
     
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    Kaia is a dick to dogs that come too close to home - she barks and snarks and snuffles at them like they’re evil criminals. Take her to a dog park and she loves everyone, people, dogs, whoever happens to be there.

    And people who come in the door for the suite upstairs. I think she’s just yelling at them to come see her, but it’s annoying, so she gets little training treats when she doesn’t bark
     
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    That's like my little guy Jack. The neighbor has a pug and Jack asks like he's the devil. He's like that when anyone walks by the yard. I honestly think he's hopeless though. He's like 9 and not the brightest.

    Sadie, however, has a chance! But she's always hanging out with my fiance's parents beagles and the beagles are HORRIBLE barkers. The worst. Sadie didn't make a noise until she was around them.
     
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    I have two barkers at my house. :no: It drives me crazy but they're not my dogs so I'm not going to bother trying to train them to stop. I only intervene when they rile up my dog, who by herself never barks.
     
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    Pets are actually free-loading off of you, though.
     
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    That sounds super frustrating. I'm so glad it's just me and my fiance. I don't have the patients for other peoples shit
     
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    It's just me and Mr Wrecky but his family are constantly invading "visiting", and they leave their pets with me for months at a time :headbang:
     
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    I left my bicycle chained up next to my friend's gate, once, and it stayed there for around 6 months but that is not the same, huh?
     
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    Oh god. That sounds awful. But you can't get mad at those poor animalssss
     
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    Can you post more of your cats and dogs?
     
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    I can when i get out of the bath
     
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    Yeah I don't mind them, it's just 2 extra dogs and they're both small. But the barking... it never stops :tears:
     
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    What kind of dogs are they? Some breads are practically made to bark.
     
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    One is a Jack Russell/Corgi and the other is some gangly looking Chihuahua mix, they bark at the wind, at trees, at each other, at the cat, at their own reflections.. :headache: My MIL's dog has a shock collar because she's an awful person, I would never put it on him even though he makes my ears bleed.
     
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    Haha those sound like barking breeds.

    And Aw! I could never do the shock collar. I might do the citronella collar, but even that bug me. I just let them bark. It only lasts a few minutes anyway... Usually... lol
     
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    When my dog barks, I usually just hug them because all they are asking for is one. :)
     
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    That's really sweet
     
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    That works for mine, she doesn’t like getting caught when she’s barky, but she doesn’t mind once she’s caught, she’s all about cuddles and quiets down
     
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