Dog Training – Here’s A Quick Way To Stop Your Dog From Barking

It was 5 in the morning and Timmy wasn’t stopping barking. Timmy is a Jack Russell Terrier and belongs to my mother-in-law. We were watching him over the weekend and his bark was already driving me crazy.

I rolled over in bed and informed my wife that Timmy was going to learn the word “Quiet” today.

Barking in dogs is a normal, natural behavior. Barking becomes a problem when excessive. You can control your dog’s barking. The easiest way to do this is to teach your dog the word “Quiet”.

If your dog is barking and you start yelling “Quiet”, “Shut up”, “Stop barking” at your dog, all you do is pay attention to the barking, which can reinforce the behavior.

Training consists of applying a consequence to every word or command you give your dog. The rule of thumb is when you want your dog to perform a behavior for you, i.e. sit, sit, stay, etc., you apply a positive outcome. Practice a negative consequence when you want your dog to stop performing a behavior such as stealing, begging, jumping or barking.

Let me tell you that you should be careful when you decide to apply a negative result. Positive results do not have any side effects of the application. Applying negative results.

Back to barking. Your dog is doing a behavior that you want to stop, so we will apply a negative result. In this case, the easiest negative result to apply is breath spray.

Go to your local pharmacy and buy binaca breath freshener or Listerine breath freshener. You can now match the word “Quiet” with the negative result of the breath freshener.

You see, your dog won’t like the sound, smell or taste of breath freshener. It is a simple negative result that will not harm your dog. Now when your dog starts barking, you can firmly say the word “Quiet” and then reach down and spray your dog’s mouth.

Repeat if your dog starts barking again. It is important to remember that we want your dog to learn the word “Quiet”. This is done by pairing the word with the spray. “Silent” spray, “Silent” spray. After a few times your dog will get the picture.

Once your dog has learned the word “Quiet” and you no longer need to use the spray, your dog has learned the word. When this happens, you can start rewarding your dog for not barking. So if you say “Quiet” and you don’t need to use the spray, you can reward your dog by saying “Good Silence” and give your dog a reward.

Needless to say, little Timmy learned the word “Quiet” and we had a much more enjoyable visit with him.

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