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    Barking!!!!

    Let's face it this is truly a big problem for most of us, especially if we have neighbors nearby. What measures did you take up to stop your dog from barking?




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    My dog has learned that the word "STOP" means "stop barking now". Everytime she barks (inappropriately, of course), I say "STOP" and give her a treat (usually just a piece of kibble). However, I want her to bark when necessary, such as someone approaching the house, yard, etc... BUT, once I realize that there is no threat and I tell her to "STOP"... she must do so immediately to earn a kibble treat. Just remember to always have some on you.





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    That seems so simple. I will try that.





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    Lola...Please let me know how the word "STOP" is working for you and your dog. Just be patient, and remember to only say it once...don't keep repeating the word. Say it only once and then wait.





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    My dog knows the word "quiet". When he barks inappropriatley, i say "quiet", and he stops.





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    Yes alishiamay..."Quiet" is another good word to use. Some choose "No Bark".

    Lola...whatever word you choose...Please be consistent and stay with the same word as to not confuse your dog.





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    Yes, consistency is the key in dog training.

    Also, be patient, I'm sure that your dog will eventually get it




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    What a wonderful idea, my cocker can be quite vocal and I will try this with her. Thank you very much.





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    good ideas already! I will keep trying with BeBe. I think it will be a good idea to tell rest of the family also so that they can also reinforce if she barks when I'm not there.





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    EXACTLY... Everyone that is around your dog should be on board and using the same word command. It does work if you're consistent and patient.





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