Are Your Guests Intimidated by Your Dog’s Barking?
Here are 3 tips to fix that embarrassing behavior of your dog barking at guests.
To practice “and” also use with your visitors, you should have:
- a leash
- food treats and
- a stuffed Kong
Tip #1 to Begin Fixing the Barking
When you hear the knock on the door, take your dog to the front door on leash or have one there waiting to leash your dog.
The leash lets him know you are now in control.
Your dog will be much more compliant and responsible on leash than off leash – no leash is a mistake most people make with their dog.
Let your visitor know that you are going to sit your dog before they come in and instruct them to come in
ignoring your dog and have a seat.
Make sure that where you sit your dog gives your friend enough room to easily come in and sit down.
Praise/treat your dog for a quiet sit.
Progress to Tip #2 Hands On With Your Barking Dog
Once your visitor is seated, take your dog in and settle him down by your foot – with your foot on the leash.
Give him a stuffed Kong as you visit.
Tip #3 – Practice Makes Perfect To Stop the Barking
Practice many times with willing family members and neighbors until you can begin to see that your dog is getting it – you’ll see much, much less barking – especially with more and more set-ups.
Be prepared to practice and train with your dog daily for at least 4 weeks so that this becomes your dog’s default behavior.
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Together We Can Raise A Happy and Obedient Dog
You got your dog for a reason. You wanted to share your life with a happy and loving dog. But now, your dog has big problems and life is not happy.
I can help you get that happy, well behaved dog back no matter where you live. We’ll do private lesson in your home OR we can do private video lessons where geography is no longer a roadblock.