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My dog is a 5-6 year old rescue I've had for 4 1/2 years now. He's possibly a Dachshund/Papillon mix, though he's also been described as everything from a long-haired chihuahua to a toy Aussie.

When I first got him he was very quiet and fearful. However, he's started barking and being much more vocal in the past few months. I wouldn't mind so much, except I bring him to work every day.

He barks at my coworkers, at people who walk in the front door, and at the other dogs. His bark is very high pitched and constant.

When I go to get him, he runs away from me, continuing to bark. It's difficult to train him because he mainly does this at work, rarely ever at home.

The only current solution I have is to call him to my office and shut the door. This is the only time he comes to me.

It's frustrating and embarrassing for me, as he has been coming to the office for over four years now, since I rescued him, and he has only been getting disruptively vocal recently. It's difficult to focus on it at work where he can just run away, and I can't ignore it because it disrupts others. I'm not certain what to do or how to even start with training him not to.
 

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It might be a health issue. It might be that there are new sounds at work that he can hear and you cannot, or a scent, or someone there is bothering him. It seems to be work centered. Can you narrow it down to a more specific time or work area?
 

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It's when people enter a room (though it's also a specific new coworker he is uncomfortable around), or when they act 'oddly' (energetic, pantomiming something).

With dogs, it's if they're playing or running, or someone is playing with them. That part isn't new; he has always barked some during playtime with other dogs.
 
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