Quick 15 Second Training To Get Your Dog To Stop Barking. So you can't solve it within 15 seconds but that is how long each repetition is of this cue. The way I like to combat barking is by putting both speak and quiet on cue. I don't know about you but if someone is breaking in my house, I want my dog to alert me... and possibly sound like a force to be reckoned with! It is hard to draw that line of sometimes it is okay and sometimes it isn't. If you reprimand the bark with a yell, a shock, a startle... it will be too confusing to ask for the behavior in appropriate times and you risk your dog forgetting barking was not appropriate. So the gradual steps for this are, reinforcing the good quiet as puppies. If you have an older dog, do what gets them barking (car, bell, phone, dog, tv etc) just allow the behavior by saying Good Speak! Barking is naturally reinforcing for dogs, simply putting a word to it will have your dog ecstatic. We work our way up to asking for the quiet but we get our dogs to quiet by letting them sniff the treat and repeating Good Quiet! And heavily treating that quiet moment after a few seconds. Eventually we move up to withholding the treat! You can see in this video we are waiting before presenting the treat. There is room for error though and we can mix week 1's step in if they start barking waiting for that treat. As the weeks progress, this is currently Week 2 in Basic Obedience, these dogs will be able to Speak on cue as well as Quiet on cue and learn control to not bark at all :) Happy Training! Check out my Basic Obedience Grad video to see the final cue of Speak!
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