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December 02, 2009

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rayleen

Maybe start feeding the dog right before you go to bed in hopes he will be too full to bark later. Then slowly feed him earlier and earlier until he is convinced feeding time is during normal hours.

We feed our cats a spoonful of canned food just as we get ready to sit down for dinner. They know it too and will meow incessantly (well, Zoe does, Simba just waits while she works) if we're late with dinner.

TravelSkite

Maybe feed him with food he doesn't like so eventually he stops asking? I'm only suggesting this because I know he's not a Labrador, like ours - because then you would be truly screwed.

But really? What you need is a husband whisperer.

#0.75

Go back in time and get a cat instead.

Mrs. Hall

What does the dog whisperer say, "be the pack leader" . . I say research obediance strategies and get on it.

The more he barks the more he learns this is what is going to take to get your attention. Best to be proactive to curb the barking. Be in charge of it!! Don't be a victim!!

Or get an automatic feeding that pops open at a certain time.

good luck :)

and no, it wasn't the dog's fault. It was Garys ;)

SurprisingWoman

Well, dogs are highly intelligent creatures and he already has Gary trained.

I think the feeding right before you go to bed or the auto feeder are great ideas but by now it's probably not the food, it's the attention.

In other words, you're screwed.

Sorry.

Shove Gary off the bed as soon as he starts yelling at the dog. We know he's trainable, maybe that will show him to STFU since he was the one that started this whole mess. If the shoving is too much work you could also try a spray bottle. :)

magpie

We will require a photo of said cake pie, and perhaps a photo essay of its construction.

Becs

And many descriptions of its lusciousness.

Re: Gary and the Spray Bottle: couldn't agree more!

Caroline

Keep a can handy and dump it on Gary's head when the dog barks. It won't help anything, but it will make you laugh.

TheQueen

Rayleen - as it turns out, this is exactly what Gary did last night and it worked. No midnight barking.
Big Dot - All food at some point has been or will become food Mac doesn't like.
.75 - at first I was sure you were going to say "go back in time and marry a woman instead."
Mrs Hall - I blame the dog. I think it's because we didn't raise the dog with good values.
Surprising Woman - no, because shortly thereafter Id be back in the guest bed. I like Gary!
Magpie - You are right, it will be constructed, in fact I might try a test cake this weekend.
Becs - I like positive reinforcement more. I will feed him test cake pie every tiem the dog sleeps all night. Tonight will be a test, because again he's left out the food right before bed, and this time the dog is shunning it.
Caroline - I often want to laugh when Gary is angry.

Hot Mom

Darling, I'm so glad you two never had kids.

Thequeen

Now if mac doesn't eat his food Gary puts a second plate of food next to the first in eaten plate.

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