You just got a new dog. Your excited about it and have decided on a name. Now that you have it home you have to train it. One of the first problems most dog owners have is teaching their dog when it is okay to bark and when it is not okay to bark. In this article we will take a look at a few ways you can get started training quickly.
Positive reinforcement is the first thing you have to make your dog understand. When the dog obays your command you will give it a treat as a reward. If your dog does not obey your command then you will not give it a treat.
Why is your dog barking? This is one of the first questions you must ask yourself. If you know why your dog is barking you can train it much more easily. Is your dog just bored? Is your dog lonely? Are your neighbors teasing it while he is outside? Find out the reason and then address that reason.
Assign a command you want your dog to respond to and only use this command for when your dog is barking. For example, you could say “No Bark”. You should give your dog a behavior to go along with that command. You may want your dog to sit or go lay down upon your command.
The third tip is to crate train your dog. The crate can be used to put your dog in if he doesn’t obey your command. This is a good option if your dog likes to bark at someone excessively when they come to the door. Howver this isn.
The forth tip is to decide how you want your dog to really respond. Many people do not like it when their dog barks at someone who comes to the door. But how bad really is that? Your dog is simply trying to warn you. You may want to allow your dog to bark three times and then respond a certain way. For example, you could let your dog bark three times and then go sit by the door.
The final tip is to give a stop barking collar a go if nothing is working on your dog. Shock collars are not as bad as most people think they are because you do have some control over the amount of shock. You don't have to limit yourself just those types of collars you do have other options available to you.
Teaching your dog how to stop barking isn’t going to be easy. But now is the time to get started before your dogs barking becomes a real problem. So, put a few of these stop dog barking techniques to good use before things do get worse.