Cider is well loud. She's improved in some areas and gotten worse in others. She is still offended at the existence of Smudge though it's been 8 or so months. She used to bark about him a lot. Now she makes quiet little woofs. So while better, it's also not as she doesn't make a few, she makes endless little woofs voicing her displeasure of being even on the same planet with him. I've tried distracting her with other behaviours asking her to do things for me. Gotten her to hold toys in her mouth since it's incompatible.. I can minimize it for a moment, I'm not sure how to minimize it long term, or when I should let her be annoyed and make woofs, and when I should be telling her to be quiet as I'm sick of her sitting 15 feet away from him and spending half an hour making grumpy noise. If he's bothering her, I figure it's fair for her to make noises.. If he's a pill I'll put him away for a while, or give him something not do away from her. I don't think she hates him though as she invites him to play at times.. her play style is a little not normal though. She'll never be normal and I know this, we have peace in the house, I'm just a little tired at times of the noise. I'm not sure if my criteria for enough should be more concrete,.. I tried clickering the silence, but I couldn't build up enough quiet time.. It's an off and on thing though. She's sleeping and quiet has been for about half an hour. 20 minutes before that though there was at least 15 minutes of woofs.. Sorry for the ranty long post. I'm sick of the no reason noise, and I think I let her get away with it because I feel bad she's not lovey with Smudge. I'm really not sure what steps to take to end it. I kind of hoped if I ignored it it would extinguish, and I spent months ignoring it. after about 6 I had enough though the type of noise lessened, few and far between sharp barks at the worst hours of the day like midnight.. It's just the quantity of it that I'm really tired of and I think I'm loosing my patience..