Many people get into trouble with their neighbours because their dogs do not stop barking or make a lot of noise, especially at night. So what can you do? Dogs are dogs and they bark. But this young man had the idea to ask his furry friend to turn down the volume a bit and the result is simply heartwarming.
Although there are some dogs who want to explode their vocal cords by singing at the top of their lungs with their barking, there are others who have even learned to be more discreet.
It is then our task to link a natural behaviour with a stimulus, such as a command, to improve the animal’s training.
Dog learns to bark quietly
A few months ago, a video went viral on social media. In the video, we see a dog who, when ordered to turn the volume down, did his best to bark without making so much noise. He did that in the most adorable way.
Below, you can see the little dog who has learned commands in an exceptional way. His name is Zarco and he knows how to sit, roll over, give his paw and... he barks softly!
There are methods to teach a dog to bark and then teach it to control their barking, as we can see in the video.
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We can take advantage of the dog's spontaneous barking to start with this type of training (we associate a word or a hand gesture with the bark and then give the dog a reward, until the reward is reduced and the association becomes natural).
Barking is natural for dogs, it is a form of communication. It can be out of frustration, boredom, fear, excitement, or just to get our attention.
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