Trained the Neighbor's Poodles

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My neighbor's toy poodles NEVER stop barking when they're out, which is most of the time. I got fed up with it and have started to train them to stop barking when I correct them (which will be whenever I hear them). I know, that they're not my dogs, but yapping annoys me when it's not justified. It was either that or call animal control.

Should I invoice my neighbors for the training? I didn't get their permission first, but I didn't have to touch the dogs or step onto their property.
 

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haha!!!! U go BB!!!!! When u get doen with them....come and do my neighbors.......my 11 dogs never bark!!!!!!!! And theirs go after mine and get them goin whenever they let them out(through the fence)....
 
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I totally feel your pain, Lori! I had to train my dogs to ignore the challenge from the poodles so my boys wouldn't develop dog aggression issues. It was not an easy task.
 

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Now tell me what you did so I can get MY dog to stop barking!
 

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just give it a good beating every time it opens its mouth... haha

ok I was completely sarcastic with that comment, but I found some old dog training books from the 50's and they were saying to beat the dog, 'but anything more than 2 hits is just for the owner...' I found that really funny.

anyways, my dog is half border collie half sheltie and a blue merle with one sky blue eye and one brown eye. he hates being sprayed with water from a squirt bottle (but loves the hose?!? explain that one...) so when we first tried the squirt bottle, 2 times is all he needed, now with anything, we bring that bottle out and instantly he is calm and normal and listens 100% immediately.

the down side is if you dog only learns not to do those things when the bottle is around, you have to carry a bottle around with you everywhere. but my dog is smart and knows I can go get that thing whenever I want, so he's a pretty good listener at all times now.
 

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