Ok I am the owner of a ten month old fixed male dachshund. His name is Quincy and he is a happy little bugger but he barks and barks and barks and I am at a loss!!!!! I have owned doggies all my life and he is the most difficult one I have ever trained!!! House training was a nightmare, and still its not totally down pact, if its cold out he refuses to go outside. He will take a quick pee in the cold, but as for poopies, he will not go! I can deal with that. This is his first winter he will remember, he is adjusting to sweaters and we are getting there with this issue. The issues of not sharing his toys, he is learning he damn well will share, I have three doggies besides him and seven cats he cannot keep all the toys to himself! That one with time will be much better he improves all the time. When he goes for walkies he is amazing, does not bark at others is learning to say hello to those who will let him and has gotten to see many others of himself! Our issue is with the barking which he does day and night. He barks at leaves, he barks at squirrels, he barks at the neighbours, he barks at night because the cats move, he barks at night because Felix (Felix and Buster are 11 years old and big boys - 100 and 115lbs, Felix has loved to sleep in my bathtub since he could finally jump in there himself) will make noise in the tub, his paws will scrape against the tub, he barks because is windy, he barks because its raining!!! Lets face it the dog is a barking terror! If you stay on top of him all the time and interupt the bark it stops, you cannot stay up all night to stop it, you cannot constantly run all over the yard to stop it. He has a huge fenced in area. He came to a home where I have, as I stated already, two big boys who needed the room and one miniture beagle who needed a friend so we got him Quincy. We have good days where the barking does not happen much and days were its pure hell!! Peter wants to get him a shock collar! I am appauled at this thought and been trying to find answer to help me stop him. The commanding him to stop barking, I have that, he does stop when I correct him, you cannot forsee what noise is going to get him barking at night, so I cannot even do anything to make sure it does not happen. This being woken up to the high pitched barking has got to stop, but I do not know how to stop it from happening... any suggestions!!! I have asked Peter to give me a few more months to sort this out, if I have not he gets to put the shock collar on Quincy! I have trained many dogs, no I do not believe in treat training then you just end up with fat dogs. They should listen to me without food on the line. I also cannot see how treat training would stop him barking at noises in the middle of the night. He does listen, I just told him no bark when he heard banging outside, he stopped asap. He does know the know bark command but does no good for new noises. How do I get him to stop barking at night!!!!!!