Lee C: Help with my dog?
Well, my dog is 2 years old and I don't know how to quiet him down when someone visits us. Because whenever someone knocks on our door he barks plus when someone visits us we can't calm him down. Does anyone know how to quiet a dog down when they bark? Or any training I can do?
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Answer by rideshorse05
For the barking, they sell bark collars that spray the dog when they bark. DO NOT GET THE SHOCK COLLARS.
Also, if you are calm, chances are that your dog will also calm down.
You might want to try putting him behind a gate or in a different room when someone comes over.
Good Luck! Hope i helped!^^
Answer by Stanley the Westie
Every time when he barks hold his mouth and tell him to QUIET if that don't work every time when he barks have a spray bottle mix with water and some Listerine or Tabasco or lemon/lime juice or vinegar and spray it in his mouth. Do it a few times and he'll eventually know not to bark. We just went for my puppy's first obedience class yesterday.
Answer by jordie0587
When my dogs bark I tell them "thank you" while they're barking and as soon as they're almost finished (with a few periodic barks instead of the full blown stuff) I tell the "quiet" really high pitched, not like a command but singsongy... and when they stop I tell them what good dogs they are and repeat quiet over and over... lol sounds really silly now that I read it, but now when they bark all I have to say is QUI-ET and they stop and I tell them what good wonderful dogs they are and thank you so much for protecting me hahaha
wow i'm a loser. but it works!
Stanley the westie your puppy class trainer is going to tell you how cruel that is... because it is. Dont do that to your dog. Only lazy people that dont have a clue what they're doing do crap like that.
Answer by tiff
I would teach him to sit and wait behind me until you have let your visitor in and say "hello" on command but not by mugging your visitor. You need to set him up and practice this exercise many times, get friends and family to help by going out side and coming in as visitors. Only open the door if he sits and waits (just keep putting him back if he doesn't, he'll get the idea) and only allow him to say "hello" when you tell him (again keep putting him back if he doesn't) and only pet him if all fours are on the ground (ignore) him if not .
I allow my dogs 2 /3 barks then tell him he's good and to be quiet before sitting him to open the door as he's done a good job of warning me of intruders but I'll be taking over now. If he won't be quiet try shaking a rattle can to interupt him.
He will learn provided you are 100% cconsistent. and this will just become your normal routine.
Answer by Jade28
Watch the Dog Whisperer.
Basically its 1 walking your dog
and socializing your dog and showing your dog you are the pack leader.
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