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    Barking dog

    My dog (G. Retriever) is 14 going 15 y.o. In all his life he never really barked but he started about one year ago. At the beginning it was for some easy identifiable reason, he had no more water or he wanted to go out to pee ... But lately it's almost all day long and even in the middle of the night. It's not easy for us and I'm afraid that the neighbors may soon start to complain.

    What to do ? Does anybody have the experience of this kind of change of behavior and how to correct it ?
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    you could try one of those ultra sonic devices, seem to work with some dogs and not others

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    15 is pretty old for a GR.
    Probably has RickThai style dementia.

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    Prevent Dogs from Barking - How to Prevent Dogs from Barking Video

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    Does he have cataracts, therefore blind?

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    get him some good drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    15 is pretty old for a GR.
    Probably has RickThai style dementia.
    Indeed...
    I guess that they'd have to put 'im down.
    Last edited by Rural Surin; 27-03-2014 at 10:20 PM.

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    Do what most Thai's do in the same circumstances, nothing.

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    Very old, bless him...or her. Probably realises times up and having a howl. Don't muzzle, sod the neighbours...how much noise do thais make ffs. GRs are a beautiful breed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota View Post
    My dog (G. Retriever) is 14 going 15 y.o. In all his life he never really barked but he started about one year ago. At the beginning it was for some easy identifiable reason, he had no more water or he wanted to go out to pee ... But lately it's almost all day long and even in the middle of the night. It's not easy for us and I'm afraid that the neighbors may soon start to complain.

    What to do ? Does anybody have the experience of this kind of change of behavior and how to correct it ?

    Do you live in a neighbourhood where other dogs are roaming free? Is he aware of passing pedestrians/traffic? Are there new bitches in the area he would like to hump?, even at 15 he may still have needs

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    Bring him in the house

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    ^ Now that's practical..well suggested Dill....Ain't got long has he/she? Gonna love being loved up on the 'inside' for the end game...a nice big, blanketed doggy bed and that...sorted!

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    Perhaps he's in pain, digestion problems, tumour? Take him to get checked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Perhaps he's in pain, digestion problems, tumour? Take him to get checked out.
    Yes...a Thai vet.

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    He is starting to see spirits, that's Thai dogs for you.

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    He's choosing lottery numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert View Post
    Does he have cataracts, therefore blind?
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Perhaps he's in pain, digestion problems, tumour? Take him to get checked out.
    IN here somewhere is the cause. I suggest a trip to the vet before the usual dog killers come out and recommend he is sold and skinned (they are circling now as you can see above)

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    This may be the reason?
    The issue is larger than just barking, so I'll share some of the things I know from my own experience. Sometimes older dogs with health issues can exhibit strange behavior - like barking for no readily discernible reason. If you suspect arthritis is an issue, that is a very painful condition, and some dogs just bark a lot when they're hurting. Ask your vet for an anti-inflammatory med like rimadyl or dermaxx. If you can treat the pain, some of the barking may recede.

    Since he has cataracts and can't see nearly as well, he is relying even more on his nose to tell him what is going on in the world. Consequently, he has to make sure that YOU know what is going on in the world. He relays the message via barking. That sharp, high-pitched bark sounds like he's trying to raise an alarm. If he can't see well any longer, there's a whole lot more things to be alarmed about now.
    constant barking in older dog - Dogs - MedHelp

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    Quote Originally Posted by pompeysbroke View Post
    Very old, bless him...or her. Probably realises times up and having a howl. Don't muzzle, sod the neighbours...how much noise do thais make ffs. GRs are a beautiful breed

    Nope. Imagine if it was the neighbour's dog constantly barking and disturbing you? Cue 10+ pages of people telling you to poison it / kill the neighbour, etc.

    Like mentioned above, the dog is very old and probably in pain or suffering dementia. Maybe treatable, take it to the vet's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    digestion problems
    yes - it could be loud burping

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    Dogs in Rural Issan bark at almost anything at night. When one barks, all the dogs on adjacent village farms bark. Usually they start around 3 am and get more frequent until daylight. The Roosters start crowing @ 05:45 (false dawn); but I am already awakened by the eager beaver Rice Farmers chugging past my bedroom window on their noisy Kubota Paddy Tractors @ 05:00 hrs. SOB ... it's a wonder I get any sleep at all. Maybe I should nap in the daytime, like Uncle Ik Apoon?

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    Thanks for all the answers and advises.

    Most of you got it right (I think), he is old, suffers from a lot of chronic diseases , skin problem, arthritis, poor eye sight ... that are linked to old age. I believe two of his main problems are he can't move around anymore due to his age, it's getting very difficult for him to stand up by himself. Also he can't come to the house anymore. We have a typical town house with the living quarters in the first floor and it's impossible for him to walk up the stairs anymore, so basically he now has to spend most of the time alone in the garage.

    We can't do much about it. We go to the vet on a regular basis, he get all the medicines and supplements he can get. It's a bit sad to see an old friend who has been with us for so long in such a poor shape, we just don't know what to do anymore to make his life more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    This may be the reason?
    The issue is larger than just barking, so I'll share some of the things I know from my own experience. Sometimes older dogs with health issues can exhibit strange behavior - like barking for no readily discernible reason. If you suspect arthritis is an issue, that is a very painful condition, and some dogs just bark a lot when they're hurting. Ask your vet for an anti-inflammatory med like rimadyl or dermaxx. If you can treat the pain, some of the barking may recede.

    Since he has cataracts and can't see nearly as well, he is relying even more on his nose to tell him what is going on in the world. Consequently, he has to make sure that YOU know what is going on in the world. He relays the message via barking. That sharp, high-pitched bark sounds like he's trying to raise an alarm. If he can't see well any longer, there's a whole lot more things to be alarmed about now.
    constant barking in older dog - Dogs - MedHelp
    Thanks for the link. It seems our problems are not so unusual.

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