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I'm renting a new house with a large window in the living room right by the front door. It's a huge window that goes all the way to the floor, and is 7'-8' long. It dawned on me that one of my dogs will spend his time standing in the window and barking at people (especially if someone comes to the front door.) I'm trying to figure out a creative way to prevent this. It would make sense in the room to put the couch in front of the window, but he'll just stand on the couch to look out the window. I thought about just pulling the couch like 6" forward, but then he might fall into the crevice (or fall into the window and break it). I might need to block it with a large console/entertainment center, but I don't have furniture that large now, and it makes me worry that my current living room furniture wouldn't fit. It's a pretty small house, and I don't want anything large taking up space. Any creative ideas?
 

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Hard to know without seeing the house, but maybe a cut to shape mirror on the bottom third of the window or??? That will not take up any space, and may make the room seem bigger.
 

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Didn't know about the peel and stick, but there are some really acceptable designs available, according to the web site.
 

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Or instead of spending money blocking the window, you could take time to train your dog. Many people actually like an alarm bark, but you can train your dog to do that (if you want) and then stop barking.
I forgot the poster's name but I read something very appropriate and good recently, s/he said she thanked the dog for barking, and then they went and did something else. After doing that enough times. the dog will get the idea that continued barking isn't needed.
 

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We put large pillows in front of our large living room window. Ours is a low bay window, so it doesn't go all the way to the floor, so you'd probably need some pretty big pillows to do that. XD

You could get some large oaktag and tape it to the windows.

OH! Do you like art/photography? IKEA sells some pretty large art prints. Get a big frame or one of the ones that come on thick foam board, so you dont need a frame.
 

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Or instead of spending money blocking the window, you could take time to train your dog. Many people actually like an alarm bark, but you can train your dog to do that (if you want) and then stop barking.
I forgot the poster's name but I read something very appropriate and good recently, s/he said she thanked the dog for barking, and then they went and did something else. After doing that enough times. the dog will get the idea that continued barking isn't needed.
Thanks, I spend plenty of time training my dogs, though. They know to be quiet when I tell them to when I'm home. I'm talking about when I'm not home. Sorry, I should have explained that I do want my dogs to bark when I'm not home to protect the house. Home break ins are rampant around here. I just don't want it to go overboard with him all over the window, and also he sounds scarier than he looks, lol. So, I want him to bark, but preferably not with his face shoved into the window looking right at the person outside.
 

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You can get peel and stick window coverings. What kind of dog?

Self-Adhesive Window Film - Peel & Stick Privacy and Window Decor
Seconding this.

I was going to say contact paper, but something specifically for windows might be even better. Best way to break up a dog's visual access to the outside through windows, and most dogs, once they can't see out, won't bother anymore. I used a translucent white type that let in lots of light, but blocked enough that you could only see vague blurs of color.
 

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There are sprays you can get that do similar, not just the snow spray for Christmas, but sprays to make a window look frosted.
 
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