Brady never does this. But lately since the weather has gotten colder, he wants to go outside ALL the time. I let him out 3 times in a 15 minute period after I got home from work, and he had already been outside all day. He usually loves when we get home and he runs and gets his spot on the couch and watches tv or waits to see if I am going to take him to play with Jenny. So anyway I keep letting him BACK out again and again and he just goes out and starts to bark. He has been doing this for about a week now, ever since it has gotten colder. My question is why? He was never a barker before, and now if I try not to let him out because I know he is going to bark he gets very disgruntled and sits DIRECTLY in my vision of the tv and stares at me and makes these low moaning/growling/barking/whining noises. So then I let him out. He also has been stealing things such as pillows, socks, shirts, etc and making me chase him, and EVERY time he leads me right to the back door so that I will take it away from him and let him out.. I think he is training me! LOL! My guess is that he really likes the cold weather b/c now every time I take him to Jenny's they play full force for 1 hour and a half and we even have to break it up so I can finally go home. When it was warmer they would run/wrestle for about 30 to 45 mintues and they were done and would lie around panting. Now they never get hot so they keep on going, and Brady LOVES this weather. but why the sudden barking spell? Liz said Jenny has been doing it too. I wondered if they were talking to each other since they are only 4 yards apart, but I don't think they are always out at the same time. I don't know, any guesses appreciated.