DH has trained my dog to kick him out of the bedroom!
We have an elderly English Bulldog, Odin. He has always been very stubborn and a barker for attention. I KNOW from experience (he's a rescue dog I got before I met DH and I went through heavy training with the dog) that the BEST thing to do when Odin is barking for attention is to ignore him completely. Don't acknowledge him, don't look at him and most of all, don't tell him to shut up or stop barking. I know it sounds odd but it works.
Odin knows with me he can't get away with it so he will bark twice, do a 1/2 bark then stop. But that's only if I'm alone with him. If DH is in the room, he will bark non stop for hours. Because DH can't take it he gives in and tells him to be quiet or he does anything desperately to get him to stop barking (offer treats, play with him, pet him, etc). Which is just what the dog wants so dog wins, DH loses. It's horrible and I've told DH a 1000 times NOT to do it.
Well, Odin has learned that at night if he barks non-stop, DH will get up and leave the bedroom and sleep on the couch. Grr.... this has been getting worse and worse over the last two years and DH doesn't get that it's his fault and he needs to fix it. He wants me to train the dog so he doesn't do this and I've told him over and over that the only way it will stop is if he ignores the dog. Yes, he may bark all night long for several weeks but the only way he will learn in this is if he doesn't get his way and DH doesn't leave the room!!
It's causing us huge stress and last night DH accidentally put a hole in the wall beside the light switch as he was so angry when he went to turn on the light to find his things and leave the room.
Why do I have to be stuck with a stubborn impatient husband and a stubborn elderly dog???