Like other pets, dogs have their own behaviors. Most dogs sometimes bark, howl, and whine very loud. Before you know how to train your dog not to bark, you have to determine why your dog is excessively vocalizing. The list below shows six common types of barking:
Playfulness or Excitement
Warning or alert
Responding to other dogs
Different dog trainers and owners have different techniques, but the methods below are basic and easy to train your dog. You have to prepare some stuff before starting the lesson such as some delicious dog foods or dog’s favorite toys. Moreover, one doorbell or a barking record of other dog is needed to make your dog barking. On the other hand, pick one simple word for the quiet command and it should be easy to remember. Here are some recommendations: “No”, “enough”,” “quiet”, “silent” and “hush.” Let’s train your dog to be quiet!
Make your dog bark by using the doorbell or play a record of other dog’s barking.
When your dog barks, look out the window or door carefully to check for the source. Then, go back to your dog and holding up the treat or toy to make it pay attention to.
After your dog stop barking, give its the toy or food.
Repeat three steps above but you should wait for slightly longer periods of silence time by time before giving the treat.
On this step, you have to use the word as a quiet command. While your dog is barking, say your word in a clear, loud and keep your hand hold up the reward. Finally, give your dog the reward when the barking stops.
Practice these steps to train your dog to be quiet. However, You may shorten these steps to get your dog excitement.