Indoor dog rules

Combining these with the reduction of privileges (getting on the couch and beds, giving him sweets, and others) we will expect from him to increase his independence and, in consequence we will obtain a greater margin of tolerance for being alone.

In the same way, as in the first step, you will begin to get him used to staying with company of only one member of the family with the one who gives him far less margin of security. Both will have to be in different rooms of the house, and it would be convenient for the dog to be in the room he usually stays when being alone in the house.

If counting with the indirect presence of this human element the dog would still bark, we shouldn't go see what is happening because in this way we would be attending to his requirements. We will try to create a negative conditioning entailed with the barking. But not to our presence. These we will make by the emission of a strong and repetitive acoustic sound aversion therapy.

If mounting this act of operations the dog would respond in the desired way and would stop barking you will go to the next stage, in which it should manifest at all times a proper behavior, being completely alone. For it, you will have to count with the collaboration of strange elements to the family group, but known to you all. The friends and neighbors will play an important role at the time of applying the negative conditioning to the action presented by the dog.

If the family, because of job appointments or another type, have a series of schedules in which the dog has to be alone, we will try each to adequate these in order to apply therapy. The first limit of hour will be established at 15 minutes, doing all the thing you do previous when leaving the house: get your purse, or bag, turn off the lights, lock doors and windows, etc. You will keep on with the usual routine, catching the elevator if there were any, and going down the stairs at least two stories, or the equivalent distance.

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