Thought this was a thread about our free throw shooting :jimlad:
Wear Hawkeye stuff.... he will run thinking you may be a convict
What's so bad about sleeping with the girlfriend and the dog? Being with its people at night is probably one of the few highlights in its life.
If it's cutting down on your cuddle time, consider yourself lucky that the girlfriend doesn't care.
Put the kennel on the floor next to the girlfriend's side of the bed and leave the dog in it no matter what. It will shut up eventually, have willpower. Keep moving it farther away from the bed each night, gradually. We have had 3 beagles the past 20 years and they have all slept in a kennel in a walk-in-closet in our bedroom.
In related news, do not die in bed with him, because he will eventually eat you.
by EVER taking the barking beagle out of his kennel, you're rewarding the barking, so of course it continues, he knows you'll let him out.
Sadly, you're gonna have to let him bark a while.
Sadly you have a couple problems (imo).Your Girlfriend needs to accept that this is a Dog, not a human and needs to be treated as such. I find the most mis-behaved pets are the ones that people enable that behavior. The Girlfriend needs to accept that this a pet. This will be your most difficult, is to get her to accept that training this Dog is not a punishment.
The 2nd problem is it is very hard (not impossible) to change bad pet behavior, but will be much harder now then it could have been at the beginning.
Good Luck, but she has to accept that it needs to be fixed, before it can actually start happening. I'm not sure of any training aids, but there has to be a Ceasar (dog whisper) hotline somewhere to help, but it will not be fun.
Why not put your dog in the kennel with her dog. Then they can cuddle.
Marshmallows soaked in anti-freeze must be tasty cause it gets rid of raccoons out of a sweetcorn patch. I am surprised no one mentioned anything about peanut butter:biggrin:
Throw a blanket over the kennel except leave the back open for air obviously it seems to work
Get creative. Try the bathroom sink, kitchen table, or even the backseat of the car for old times sake.