How to Persuade Your Neighbors to QuietTheir Chronically Barking Dogs
How to train a watchdog that can be counted on to bark at intruders, but can be depended on to remain quiet when no threat is present.
Say “quiet” as you hold a smelly treat at your dog’s nose. Since he can’t sniff and bark at the same time, he will stop barking long enough for you to reward him. What may happen with some dogs, though, is that your dog barks, you interrupt him, he stops barking, and you give him a treat in such a predictable way that your dog barks because he knows the treat will come. So you must stretch out the length of time before you give your dog a reward, or ask him to do other skills and reward him for those.
A number of dogs bark because they are anxious or afraid. Thunderstorms, loud noises and separation anxiety all contribute to nervous barking. If your dog starts whining and pacing when you look for your purse or put on your shoes, place him in his kennel quietly and step out of the room. Stand quietly for a few minutes until he stops barking, and walk to the kennel and praise him for being quiet. Gradually extend the length of your absences until the dog stays quietly in the kennel. It may take weeks or months for the dog to learn to stay quiet, but most dogs can be conditioned out of anxious barking habits.
Teach a dog the “Quiet” command to stop his barking.
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The first step in obtaining peace and quiet is to realize that lots of barking is caused by the dog being lonely, bored, frustrated or frightened. These are all situations that you can help to alleviate. A well-exercised, happy dog is more likely to sleep all day while you are not home. Spend time playing with, training and exercising your dog..If she barks even one little wooflet after you've given the command, scold her immediately. Timing is everything. As training proceeds, the required period of silence is increased gradually; at first "Stop Barking" means: No barking for the next 3 seconds, then 5 seconds, then 10 seconds and so on. Within a single training session, you can teach your dog to stop barking for up to 1 or 2 minutes. This is major progress, because whatever set off her barking in the first place is history, and she is likely to be quiet until the next disturbance.Most dogs instantly stop barking because they can't sniff and lick the treat while barking. During this quiet time praise her continuously - - "Good girl, stop barking, what a good quiet dog you are, good dog . . ." After 3 seconds of no barking, let her have the treat. The next time she barks, require her to stop barking for 5 seconds before she gets the treat. Each time she is told to stop barking and succeeds, she will be rewarded.This section tells you how you can maximize the possibility that you will be able to persuade your neighbors to take responsibility for barking dogs, and also describes a type of electronic device that you may or may not be able to use to quiet the dog next door.