Dog Bark Information



Dog bark training is one of the most important aspects of training a young dog. This, along with teaching them not to jump up on people, is one of the best ways to introduce positive discipline into dogs. Doing it while they are still puppy's further grounds the idea in their minds, allowing them to grow up into well behaved, disciplined adult dogs. Additionally, listening to a dog bark at all hours of the night is never fun for the neighbors.

Teaching your dog not to bark is easier than you might think, but a lot of people don't take the time to do it properly. The best way is through a simple series of positive reinforcement commands and treats. Here's how you do it:

Wait until your dog starts barking. It doesn't matter why he's barking, though most of the time it won't be about anything important. No matter how long he barks, just stand quietly at his side and wait for him to finish. As soon as he stops barking for more than a few seconds, quickly say “quiet” and then hand him a treat. After you say the command, change your tone of voice to one of affection and praise and shower him with “good dog” or “good boy.” When he starts barking again, repeat the whole process. It's important to wait until he isn't barking any more before you say the command and give him the treat, because he needs to associate barking as something that gets him no attention, and being quiet as something that gets him praise.

Continue doing this until you can tell your dog is beginning to understand what the word “quiet means.” You can tell you're there because when you say it he will give you his full attention and look for a treat in your hands. Now, wait until your dog is barking again and gently but firmly say “quiet.” If your dog stops barking and looks at you, give him the treat and give him extra praise. You can give him two treats at first so that he realizes that stopping barking when you say that word is extra important.

If he doesn't stop when you say “quiet,” wait a minute and then say it again, a little more forcibly. If he stops this time, give him the treat and the praise. If he doesn't stop at all, go back to the first step and wait until he stops before you give him the treat. After a few more days, try saying it again while he's barking. A dog bark is often like the cry of a baby. It needs something, usually attention, but doesn't have any other way to tell you. If the barking seems to stem from a lot of extra energy, try to spend some extra time each day playing with him and exercising. If you're only taking one walk per day, you might want to think about having a morning and an evening walk.






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