Are you bothered by vocal dogs?

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  1. SaraB

    SaraB New Member

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    I almost didn't adopt Zuma because she barked almost constantly out of frustration at her foster home. I cannot stand barky our whiney dogs, I get twitchy and angry real fast. Luckily, my hunch that Zuma was just underexercised proved to be correct and she rarely barks now.

    Classic learned to whine and scream in the car thanks to Titan...hopefully one day he will stop.
     
  2. Bailey08

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    YES.

    Bailey went through a phase (after we'd moved from a quiet place to a much more busy/noisy one) in which he alert barked at every thing. It drove me mad. He's pretty good now, though, and generally only alerts when appropriate (though he and I sometimes still differ on that!). He just recently started talking back (he's almost 4), when we're asking him to do more difficult behaviors in distracting environments, and it totally cracks me up. I have to try really hard to contain it because I swear it slays me. He'll whine sometimes when he's anxious, but I can't get annoyed by that.

    Grace's puppy "get me out of this crate NOW" screaming antics drive me bonkers. It's only been a week, though, so hopefully she'll chill out soon. :)
     
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    Yes and no. It depends on what you mean by vocal. I call Trent a vocal dog, but in reality, he's not that vocal in that he doesn't talk, whine, squeal, cry, and scream all that much. Alert barking is his forte, and he barks and whines out of reactivity, when he is around another dog. He talks to me sometimes at home but mostly because I "talk" back, I don't mind "conversational" vocalizing because I get a kick out of it. But persistent vocalizing drives me crazy, especially anything high pitched (whining and screaming).

    Compared to a Sheltie or a Mia he's definitely not an exceptionally vocal dog. He doesn't bark for his toys, he doesn't bark to be let out, and doesn't bark in the car unless he's left alone in a stranger's car :lol-sign: Met up with a friend and her dog earlier this week and we left him in her truck for a bit. Big old turd wouldn't stop barking and just wouldn't give it a rest. I think it was more because we were walking away with another dog (he's very dog reactive) and less because he was in a strange car but who knows! He was very quiet when we got back, until we let him out and he saw the dog again LOL
     
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    Really can't stand prolonged high pitched barking or whining at all. I don't mind a few excited or alert barks, but demand barking is a huge NO!

    My dogs have all been very quiet and I really love them for that. I've dogsat a dog that barked nonstop while out playing and I just wanted to scream at her! My grandma's dog demand barks for treats and it is so loud and persistent and high pitched that I can't even think.
     
  5. Jules

    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    Vocal as in being vocal during play sessions and such? No. T-Bone does her fair share of play growling and grunting, snorting and occasionally barking. But those are short sessions (and she only barks a few times at once, when we're playing hide and seek for example).

    Vocal as in as soon as the dog gets outside it barks nonstop for 15 minutes straight? YES, that bothers me. We have a few min pins in the neighborhood that are notorious for this. I hate it!
     
  6. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Mia alert barks a lot, but doesn't bark reactively at dogs or anything like that. Nor will she bark for no reason. The big thing with her is screaming and excitement whining. Right now she's asleep on the bed and I know if I said the right words, she'd scream and bolt to the door. The only time it lasts a long time is when she's riding in the car.
     
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    Paige Let it be

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    It does. One bark and we go back inside. I hate it! But Bandit is very quiet unless he wants in so no harm there.
     
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    Yes, I cannot stand dogs that bark at every little thing! It's so annoying.

    Barking when the door bell rings is one thing. Barking just to bark.. SHUT UP!

    Sako is a "talker", but he's quiet about it and it's usually just low pitched growls. I find that funny; he only does it when he has a toy and wants someone to play for the most part.
     
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    I don't mind talkative dogs. But dogs*cough*Judge*cough* that bark at things they shouldn't bark at, neighbors, neighbor dogs etc. He wears a bark collar in the kennel. It helps with the nonsense barking.
     
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    I hate hate hate it.

    Juno is more vocal than I'd like and it makes me want to gouge my eyes out. I seriously can't stand noisy dogs lol.
     
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    Tallulah . . . OH, THE DRAMA!!!!

    She can be quiet and usually is, but when she has something to say EVERYONE knows about it.

    Truthfully, I get a kick out of all her varied vocalizations. If it was just plain barking it would get old fast, but she literally has a huge vocabulary and it's fascinating.

    Bimmer and Kharma are the same way, although they both have the nature to want to be silent until they can scope something out.
     
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    This is what I was trying to say but put better.
     
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    Oh yes. Absolutely.

    The funny thing is, the shrieking doesn't bother anyone else at home, so I was always the crazy one griping at Liberty for no reason =P
     
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    I have threatened both Buster's vocal cords and life on a number of occasions... His alert bark is a high pitched cross between a howl and a bark. He also thinks people taking their trash out is a cause for alarm. Some days he is nice and quiet, and other days he is a monster. I don't think Ruby barks more than once a week, and even then it is a deep regularly timed bark. That is much better. Of course she does snore sometimes.

    I try to enforce the rule that there is no barking until someone touches the door, but that does not always work.

    I hate the sound a vacuum makes, I'll either wear earmuffs if I have to do it or leave the room. I can hear my plecos rasping at wood (and they are the small ones) The sound of rain has kept me up before... I do not like noise.
     
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    I am bothered by excessive barking. Benji used to bark a LOT and it drove me NUTS. Its funny though, I'm not bothered by the bloodhound (at FOHA)'s baying and he bays all the time. I'm also not bothered by hearing those dogs bark all day. But in my house, excessive barking is NOT COOL. I like Miles, he's a quiet little pom, he only barks when somebody comes to the door.

    Other vocalizations are cute. Except that high-pitched whine dogs would do when I worked at the grooming place. Its high enough pitched that its just barely discernible to the human ear. It's like whhhiiiinnnnnneeeeee all drawn out. Drives me bonkers. :p
     
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    I like talkers... Zealand is a talker and it's so entertaining! He also barks a fair bit in excitement which I don't mind most of the time, but if I tell him to shush he does. I am more accepting of barking out of excitement than barking for any other reason.

    Bindah barks at *everything* that moves, and I can't stand it.

    I don't like whining, or dogs that are vocal in the truck.
     
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    I love talkers. Or yellers. Or squeakers. Or grumblers. As long as it isn't outright, obnoxious barking, I'm good. Excessive whining gets to me, but a little whine doesn't bother me.
     
  18. Bigpoodleperson

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    Yes! Yes! Yes! I would not be able to own a "vocal" dog. Certain breeds I would not be able to ever own because of the sound of their bark (GSD's and schnauzers come to mind). Poodles have a tendency to be barky. Thankfully Riley was a very quiet dog! He only ever barked at home if someone was at the door. I like quiet dogs!! Whinning drives me Batty!! Screamers make me want to do things a dog lover should never do... LOL! (I would obviously Never follow through on though!). I really hope "New Guy" will not be a noisy dog. I hate being barked At the most though.
     
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    The only time I really mind is in the car. I just get so irritated by it in the car. It can be distracting and I'd prefer it not in such a small space. Otherwise I don't really mind dogs being vocal. A lot of times I can just tell them to shush and they do , so. :p
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Yeah, vocal dogs bother me. Not in an outdoor setting, not if they're someone else's dog, but living with a dog whose primary mode of communication is to bark would really drive me nuts. Eve is loud enough for my liking, but she primarily uses her "inside voice". Still, there are days when she just wants to BARK and it sets me on edge and makes me grumpy with her.

    It sucks, because a lot of breeds I love are noisy. As much as I admire Koolies and Tollers, I had to write them off my list because of the barking and screaming.

    I appreciate a dog's right to make some noise, but some dogs definitely take it beyond just needing to communicate. lol.
     

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