How to Teach Your Dog to Speak (and Stop Barking!)
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How to Teach Your Dog to Speak (and Stop Barking!)

October 21, 2019

Hi. I’m Adrena Wilhelm from Canine
Companions for Independence. Today, we’re going to learn how to
teach your dog to stop barking. It may sound nonsensical, but to stop
your dog from barking, first, teach him to bark on command. Give your dog the command to speak. Have someone immediately make a noise,
such as knocking on a door, that is sure to make your dog bark. Let him bark two or three times. Then, stick a tasty treat
in front of his nose. When he stops barking to sniff
the treat, praise him, and give him the treat. Repeat until he starts barking
as soon as you say speak. Once your dog can reliably bark on
command, move on to the quiet command. Teach dog that barking is OK
until told to be quiet. Simultaneously, hold a treat in
front of your dog’s nose. Most dogs get quiet immediately because
they can’t sniff and lick the treat while barking at the same time. Praise your dog continuously during his
quiet time with petting and words of encouragement. When your dog makes a mistake and barks,
and he will, reprimand him immediately. Never strike your dog, but do something
that will catch his attention, such as clapping loudly. As soon as your dog starts barking,
you must instantly reward him. If you are still having trouble, then
you may need to spend some time working with your dog on specific
barking situations. Here are a few of the
more common ones. If you’re a dog is in his crate or
confined to a room behind a baby gate or other barrier, he may bark because
he wants to be with you. But if that’s not always possible,
then you’ll need to train him to stay quiet. Next time he’s barking uncontrollably in
his more confined space, try this. Start by turning your back
and ignoring him. Whenever he stops barking,
turn and praise him. Give him a treat and
make a game of it. As he catches on that being quiet gets
him a treat, lengthen the amount of time that he must remain quiet
before being rewarded. Dogs that are afraid of other dogs
will often bark at them. Have a friend with a dog stand out of
sight, far enough away that you know your dog won’t bark at the other dog. As soon as the friend and dog come
into view, start feeding your dog lots of treats. Keep feeding treats until the friend
and her dog are out of sight. Ask your friend and her dog
to gradually walk closer. Don’t try to progress too quickly. It may take days or weeks before your
dog can pay attention to you and the treats without barking
at the other dog. When the doorbell rings– [DOORBELL RINGS] –your dog alerts you to the presence
of an intruder by barking wildly. Once you’ve taught your dog the quiet
command in a calm environment, practice in increasingly
distracting situations. Teach your dog– [DOORBELL RINGS] –to react to the doorbell by going to
a special place and laying quietly while the intruder comes
into the house. Start by tossing a treat on his mat
and telling him, go to your place. Have him go to his place before
you give him the treat. When he’s reliably going to his mat to
earn a treat, up the ante by opening the door while he’s on his mat. If he gets up, close the
door immediately. Repeat until he stays on the
mat while the door is open. Then, increase the difficulty by having
someone ring the doorbell while your dog is on his mat. Reward him if he stays in his place. Try these techniques to stop
your dog from barking. All of them can be successful, but
don’t expect miracles overnight. The longer your dog has been practicing
the barking behavior, the longer it will take for him
to change his ways. Let’s recap. First, teach your dog to speak
or bark on command. Once he has that down, teach
him to be quiet on command. Use treats and praise to help
get the desired outcomes. And lastly, be patient and
consistent in training. Don’t expect overnight changes. On behalf of IAMS, I’m Adrena
Wilhelm for Howdini. For more information and offers,
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  1. my dog ignores treats when he is exited so I just use a rubber hose. A solid beating with a rubber hose wont put him off his dinner

  2. My dog hardly ever barks, the only time he ever dose is if he meets a dog he dose not like! So how do I get him to bark in the first places?

  3. I just want to say I watched all your videos and it helped me prepare for my pug I just want to say thank you

  4. What if you want to teach your dog to speak but cannot find a situation that makes your dog bark? I am trying to teach him to speak but this is my problem.

  5. At 2 yrs of age his temperament is fairly well established. What is his breed. There are certain breed that are predispositioned to more aggressive temperaments. Do you know his breeding background? Could he have been in-breed? Professional training will really help you out a ton. The trainer will train YOU how to train him.

  6. All of our dog have been rescued from shelters so we do not know for sure. Sorry. 🙁 Lo siento mucho 🙁

  7. Jack Russells have a TON of energy! Actually anything with the word Terrier in the name has a lot of energy and they are usually very "VOCAL" as well. These breeds are very smart and a bit stubborn and may need a bit more persistence when it comes to the training. Good luck!

  8. he is a stray dog, we found him on the road ven he was a pub, now when he goes down with my other dog jackie he does not know his house plp he comes to bite 🙁


  10. well, dogs feel human energy and maybe there's something about some of your family that makes her want to bite, so maybe she wont bite your brother, but you should teach your dog that you and your family are the ones who rule the house and she should follow the rules. be assertive and correct her, your family should feel safe around your dog. a good way to make the biting stop is to sit with all your family and correct your dog whenever she seems to be about to bite. correct her BEFORE she does

  11. I have a golden retriever and it never barks even when i make a door sound, how can i get him to bark ?

  12. Hi my name is lee from bury I think I'm in love with my per dog sometimes I get the urge to make love with it am I wrong or a freak or just anyone else get the vib too

  13. Can you do a video of dog sizes small,medium,large dogs. information about the breeds.if you guys can't do all of them do 5 types of small, 5 medium, 5 large and thank you very much.

  14. hey ,if anyone else wants to learn about how to train your dog try Boshapra Dog Train Boffin (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my friend got amazing results with it.

  15. I wish i could teach my dog to speak english lol. Imma give my dog a phone and text him whenever i miss him.

    "Whats up, dog?"

    "Ah, nothing much human. Im hungry, come home and feed me!"

    *flips phone

  16. I want my dogs to bark to alert me when someone is on my property or knocking. I want to teach them to stop barking once I know all is well. I have two puppies, about 3-4 months old. Chihuahua and Dachshund mix. The bark at my husband and son all of the time. No matter how long they have been around them. It's like they don't trust them. But others they bark for a moment then stop once they realize who they are. Even my daughters boyfriend who, when he comes to visit, they bark a couple times and as soon as they see him they stop. My husband and son are very friendly with the puppies, they pet them, talk nice to them. Have tried feeding them. But they jump in my lap and bark non stop for minutes at the time. No matter what I say or do. My husband and son have never been mean to or yelled at the puppies. They have been this way to the two of them from day one. We did get the puppies from a shelter but they have known me just as long as they have known the boys. What do we do????

  17. I took my puppy from a dog foster home about a year ago. I love him to bits; he has a great personality, and I feel that he loves our family so much. BUT he barks and whines A LOT. . So, leaving home is always a challenge for us. My husband and I were thinking about taking him to 'doggy school', but then again, it’s extremely expensive, and the nearest 'doggy school' is far away from us. Maybe you have some advice? THANK YOU!!!!

  18. You know what, I’m gonna make a video of me teaching my dog to speak English like people instead of barking!

  19. It didn't work when someone knocks on my door my dog doesn't bark and when I said speak she didn't she is a springer spaniel

  20. My dog talks with me every single day. It says that humans are patetic sometimes. It's really isn't'?

  21. The thumbnail is deceiving. You have a photo of a dachshund, which is the breed I’m getting so I was extra pumped. Then there isn’t even one in the video!

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