TEACH YOUR DOG TO BARK

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  TEACH YOUR DOG TO BARK

      Would you like to teach your dog to bark? The process is simple if you give the necessary time, attention and patience to your 4-legged friend. On the other hand, if the animal is rather of the “silent” type, you might tire yourself and ask for it unnecessarily.

Summary:

➥Doggies more barking than others


➥Why teach your dog to bark?


➥A simple method to teach it how to bark


         It may be thought that all dogs naturally bark and therefore do not need to be encouraged. In fact, however, some do it less spontaneously, while others are sometimes a little too noisy. In the first case as in the other, learning to bark on command can provide an often effective solution. How to proceed? Here are the steps to follow.

➥Doggies more barking than others

Some dogs are much more barking than others. This characteristic is related to temperament and race. Lupoid-type dogs and shepherds, for example, are more vocal than greyhounds, most flat-faced dogs (CarlinJapanese Spanielknight King Charles SpanielEnglish Bulldog) or Basenji, no doubt the most “silent” canine breeds.

With the second category of dogs, it is more difficult to teach them to bark on command. It can even sometimes be impossible and useless.

For the others, on the other hand, it is enough for a few sessions and a little patience to arrive at a satisfactory result.

➥Why teach your dog to bark?

Of course, you can choose to let your dog express itself freely and bark when it feels the need, provided that it does not affect your cohabitation and the tranquility of the neighborhood. However, one may prefer to teach his dog to bark on command for various reasons.


First, it is an apprenticeship like the others, which improves obedience and strengthens the interactions between the master and his dog.


Then, teaching your companion to bark may allow it to overcome its shyness if it is of the kind reserved. Finally, it is an exercise that paradoxically, can channel dogs that tend to bark too much.

➥A simple method to teach it how to bark

First, you will need to identify a sound or action that causes it to bark naturally. It may be the doorbell, for example.


All you have to do is then to ring the doorbell and at the same time send it the “bark” command. Repeat several times, and each time it barks with the doorbell (never forget the oral order), give it a treat and congratulate it. The goal is for the dog to eventually establish an association between vocal instruction “barks” and barking. You can join a hand gesture to the voice to help it better understand.

The following sessions, gradually remove the use of the bell. In the long term, your dog will only have to bark when you give it the order.


Gradually, reduce the treats, but continue to congratulate it every time it obeys.