Stop That Noise-Making!
I'm just not sure what to do about Beauregard! I joke that he IS the Problematic Puggle of Perpetual Need.... because there is more than a grain of truth in that statement. But lately... he's also become a chatterbox in the extreme. Not a huge issue when sitting at home. But I take Beauregard to work with me. That's when the issue takes place! Today, for example... my Senior Graphic's guy's wife and son (1 1/2 years old), came to visit. Beauregard, being Beauregard.... let loose. The excitement became paramount! He started to talk... LOUDLY! And I'm not unsure that there wasn't some profanity in there. I'm just saying! The noises that come from this dog are... to say the least... weird. Odd. Loud. And there's no barking. Just sounds that come across like "grubbububub a-errrrrrrr-bebebebe-waaaaaaaaahhhhhbraaaaaaaa uhhhhhh mmmmmmmm ewwwwwmmmmmmmmm braaaaaaa bra bra gra gargar". Said child is now scared, because he hasn't really heard sounds like that... and so loudly. Dog has had his head jerked with the tug that comes with trying to train.... again and still... and he starts to gag, because he does not like head tugging with his leash. And no... I am not gruff or too rough with my puppydoggy. He's my BeauBeau. I AM, however... getting sterner, in the hope that Beauregard, the Mouth Mutt of Mutatious Proportions, can go back to the slightly Problematic Puggle of Perpetual Need. That was much easier to deal with. It was quieter and less scary to children. Even though, I KNOW that my Beauregard wouldn't hurt a fly... the little ones don't always know it. I am definitely not into barking collars. So other than that... any ideas on how to stop a chatty puggle from letting loudly loose in my office?????