In the past two weeks or so my 1.5 year old American Bulldog mix has been a royal pain! She is getting into everything- counter surfing (she ate an entire bag of english muffins) jumping onto the couch ....the other morning when I wasnt home my husband went to the bathroom...he came out and SHE WAS ON THE KITCHEN TABLE., we are talking unsupervised for minutes. All the chairs were pushed in, there was no food on the table- she just felt like going up there. What the hell? Shes 75 lbs!!!.
Lately, she barks for no reason, she will stare at us on the couch and just bark and bark-it is ear piercing. I can't think of why this is happening, there have been no changes at all- food is the same, house is the same, we have no kids its just the two of us, her level of exercise is the same (though on days where its very hot Ill admit we don't take her out as much, she is super susceptible to the heat) I have no idea what to do. We took her to obedience and still do training at home...sits, stays, downstays...we try to follow the rule that she gets treats only for good behavior or following a command-always make her sit or go into a down position before she gets something. We are the ones to start and stop playtime.
The barking is driving me crazy b/c she never did this before-its loud and overpowering. My husband thinks she is pent up but I disagree, she did this nonsenseyesterday and we had taken her to the dog park where she ran and ran for a full hour in the morning and we still had some playtime and a walk at night as well. Anybody have thoughts on this? Im starting to lose patience here....and if it is an exercise thing I noticed another post about exercises in the heat..I live in NY and its been around the 90's lately, she cannot handle that at all.