Hi. I have an old girl who I believe is deaf, or at least heading in that direction. She also has issues with one eye. Overall, she is very happy and healthy but she is very much a "granny dog" with "granny issues."
The problem I am having and need help with is this:
She thinks she hears things, like cars in the driveway or people on the front porch when there is no one there. Sometimes it's the bass of my surround sound when we are watching a DVD. Sometimes it's the train that is over 2 miles from my house! In any case, she BARKS like crazy at the oddest times, to the point of being a real pain. I know she is old...and she is very sweet...and we laugh about this sometime...but...I've actually had to rewind DVDs because she wakes from a deep sleep and runs to the door. Well, that just gets the rest of the bunch doing the same thing so it's a bark fest.
Sometimes this happens 10 times in a movie
Do any of you have a suggestion that would be "kind and gentle" to my old girl so she learns to stop barking on command or before the whole pack runs to the door barking? I don't want to use a bark collar or anything like that.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions!