Off Subject... Dog Will NOT Stop Barking!!!
So I know this has nothing to do with what we usually talk about on here but I am about to go bananas! In December for my DH's birthday I adopted him a 6 month old puppy. We named him Taz and he is a mutt; think he is half lab, half boxer. He is now around 11 months old. He gets walked an hour in the morning, then 30 mins of training and 2 hours in the evening, plus plays ALL day in our big back yard with my 4 year old pitbull; which keeps him very tuckered out. So I know this is not a bordom issue. And besides his barking, he is a very respectable dog who passed all his training classes with flying colors. However, since we adopted him, he is the most vocal dog I have ever been around!! He barks at noises, cars, people, cats, other dogs, the wind and his own shadow (not even kidding).
Loves water so spray bottles don't work. Yelling just makes him bark more lol. We tried the spray collars that spray out a nasty scent, but he licks the air, so obviously he likes it. And last but not least we tried a pet safe static bark collar. It works, however, you can not leave it on him for more than 8 hours a day so once its off, he knows it and will start barking. He also knows when you put it on, hates it and will nip at yours hands when you put it on him.
So now I am stumped at what to do! I have joked with my DH about getting his voice box removed; but its only a joke and I think that is cruel but a possible solution non the less haha! My DH suggested we get the shock collar that you can keep on him and has a remote to it but I'm skeptical if that will even do the trick!