If you have gotten a little pupper but weren’t very aware that dogs tend to annoy and bark at odd hours, and now you are looking for a solution, you are at the right spot.
We will be telling you some techniques to train your dog not to bark. You don’t need a trainer, you with your family can simply do this. A home school dog will do as good as any other.
Down below is a list of techniques that will stop your dog from barking. Even though all of them are highly effective, you have to stay patient as you can’t wait for the results to come over night. The more time your dog gets trained, the better he will do.
The top tips to keep in your mind while training your dog not to bark are these:
- Don’t should at your dog to stop barking, it just sounds like you’re barking alongside it.
- Keep your training sessions positive and entertaining.
- Be consistent so that your dog doesn’t get confused. Make sure all the members of your family is applying the methods. As the dog will not get proper training if he gets away with inappropriate barking.
Remove the motivation
Your dog would not bark for no means, he is probably getting a reward, a kind of motivation, and that is why he keeps on barking. Put your finger on what he is getting out of barking, and remove that thing. This will not give him a satisfactory opportunity to keep barking.
For example, if he barks at a person passing by, from the living room window, you can close the curtains to replace your dog into another room to train him to stop barking.
Don’t leave your dog outside or in the house without any supervision all day and night.
Ignore the barking
Sometimes a dog barks only to get your attention. If you give him what he needs, then he will keep on barking. So when he is barking at you, ignore him. Don’t talk to him when he barks, don’t even look at him. After he done barking, then give him a treat.
If you want to succeed with this method, the key is to be patient. Even if your dog takes an hour to bark, and then stop, then treat him. Remember to not tell back or get annoyed, he would only use that as an excuse to bark even more.
Teach your dog the “quiet” command
This might sound a bit confusing, but training a dog to not bark is to first train him to bark. Give your dog to go ahead to speak and as he barks, give him a treat. After he has barked a few times, place a treat on his nose, he will stop barking, then give him the treat. This way he will be treated for not barking. Keep repeating until he gets it right.
As soon your dog can comfortably bark on command, teach him the “quiet” power. Pick a calm environment that has no distractions and then command him to “speak.” As he begins barking, command “quiet” and put a treat in front of his nose. Pat him for being quiet and a good boy and give him the treat.
Keep your dog tired
Keep your dog up and busy, the more exhausted he gets tired he gets. The more he stops barking too much, depending on the type of dog you have, put him through various activities throughout the day so that he doesn’t get enough time to bark and annoy you. Take him for walks or let him play outside in the park with toys, the choice is yours.
We hope you liked reading this and this helped you to homeschool your dog and to train a dog not to bark, effectively.