Are you working from home more this past year?
If so, you know it can be tough adjusting to a new routine… especially if you have a noisy or distracting environment.
Two months ago, that’s the situation I was in.
Because Peanut, my Boston Terrier, didn’t like the idea of me working from home.
In his mind, me being home meant playtime... and when I wouldn’t play, he pouted.
The little guy didn’t realize I’m a Hospital Case Manager, with important work to do. And when I shut the door to focus on my patients, he whined, scratched, and tried to dig his way in.
It was impossible to focus… so I tried putting him in his cage (with plenty of water, food, and toys) in the laundry room.
But that only made things worse. Instead of whining, Peanut started barking his head off.
It didn’t matter that he was in another room... I could hear him clear as day and still couldn’t get anything done.
Finally, I decided to just let him in the room with me. Problem solved, right?
Not so much. You see, Peanut’s high-strung, and anything can set him off... which is what happened at the worst possible time.
I was on a conference call with my boss doing my annual performance review, when out of nowhere, all hell broke loose.
My boss was mid-sentence when Peanut saw a squirrel outside… just like that, he burst into attack mode, barking, screaming, and racing around the room.
I had to get up and chase him down... all while my boss watched from her computer, an annoyed look on her face.
When I was finally able to corral him, I was so worked up, I asked to reschedule the call. I felt angry, embarrassed, and guilty... like I only had myself to blame.
You see, I’d never taken the time to properly train Peanut.
I tried when he was a puppy, but could never get it to stick... so I basically let him get away with misbehaving.
But now that I was working from home, things had to change. If they didn’t, Peanut’s bad behavior could put my job at risk.
I was desperate, and didn’t know what to do... so I reached out to the one I thought could help me.
Advice From an Expert
Besides making the best potato salad in the neighborhood, she’s a dog trainer known for raising champion Pomeranians.
I called her up, and told her what happened.
“Oh boy,” Jenny said with a chuckle. “I think I have just the thing... bring Peanut by tomorrow, and I’ll show you what I know.”
The next morning was a clear, beautiful Saturday. I put Peanut’s harness on, and we walked the four blocks to Jenny’s house.
When we got inside, I told her everything: the non-stop whining, the barking, even the chaos of the conference call. All the stress came back up, and I nearly started crying.
What Jenny did next surprised me. She simply got up from her chair, then motioned for me to follow her. “Let’s go out back,” she said. “I want Peanut to meet the boys.”
Outside, Alfie and Odie – Jenny’s Pomeranians – were hanging out in their cage.
Of course, Peanut went crazy as soon as he saw them... he barked, screamed, and pulled at his leash.
But Alfie and Odie just sat there, cool as a cucumber, watching everything. No barking, no commotion.
“How did you train them so well?” I asked.
“Here, let me show you,” she replied.
Then Jenny did something incredible: she pulled a small device from her pocket, pointed it at Peanut, and pressed a button...
Immediately, the barking stopped. He stopped straining too, and sat back on his haunches, looking at Jenny.
I couldn’t believe it! My jaw dropped open. “How on earth did you do that?” I asked.
“My secret weapon,” Jenny said with a grin, holding up the device.
It’s called a BarxBuddy... it uses soundwaves only dogs can hear to break their attention. Just point, press, and the bad behavior stops, instantly.
Jenny said it was the best dog training tool she had ever found, and the one she used to train Alfie, Odie, and all her past dogs.
I Had to Try it Myself
It had excellent reviews… but what intrigued me was the pet-safe technology.
The ‘ultrasonic tone’ it makes is irresistible to dogs. If your dog is barking, whining, jumping, or fighting, BarxBuddy breaks their attention and makes them behave… while being 100% safe and harmless (which is a must for me).
Eager to try it myself, I ordered the BarxBuddy from their website (it’s only available online). In just a few days, I had the device hand.
How Did it Work?
When he would start barking, I just pointed the device at him and pressed the button. The barking stopped, instantly. Just like Jenny showed me.
After everything me and Peanut had been through, I couldn’t believe how easy it was!
And here’s the best part: after using BarxBuddy a handful of times, I didn’t have to press the button anymore. Just picking it up was enough to make Peanut behave.
These days, Peanut is calm and relaxed… and I’m getting plenty of work done at home. He’s happy, I’m happy, and it’s all thanks to the BarxBuddy.
Would I recommend the device to other pet owners working from home?
Absolutely. If you’re looking for a safe, effective way to get your dog to behave, definitely check it out. It’s been a life saver for me.
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