How do you stop a nuisance barker?
Teach them how to speak and sing.
This might be more interesting for bothersome humans, but just way cuter for canines.
All types of dogs, regardless of size or breed, can be easily taught to speak.
The way for it to go is to call your dog, show him a treat which never disappoints and say Speak.
The dog might probably not understand what you are trying to make him do, and probably would dart on the treat, jumps, and will eye it intently at first.
Finally, he will sit down, gets impatient, and then utters a sharp bark which is what you have been waiting for, and for that instant when he does so, reward him with a treat.
Not all dogs love to bark. Just like humans, some are aggressive, and some are just plainly shy.
For these types of dogs, they can be encouraged to do so by imitating a bark.
Chances are, he will reply to it.
Reward him, a never-disappointing deed of all time, then he will learn to bark as soon as he hears the word speak.
Now, after the dogs have been taught to bark once, you can teach him a series of barks.
This way, you can make him expect to be rewarded, which encourages him to bark more until you give him a stop signal, which can lead to a full phrase, or whichever you want him to do.
Other than being social beings, dogs are very observant.
By the time you signal your pet to stop at the slightest point, your friends will not detect the magic trick.
Such as subtle movements of hands and feet; a wink or a shift of your gaze, and if you keep up with these tricks, you might be firing up an interesting series of barks that can sound as if your pet is having a conversation.
You can address him as if he was a human being to keep his performance appealing, impressive, and very perplexing.
Demonstrating the latter, if you are exhibiting your dog to an audience, and might want him to speak, you may like to be little more creative by asking him a question.
That way, you can probably be in a very good business as to have a talking dog.
Either way, that is much better than pestering barks in the neighbourhood.
Now that your dog can now speak, you can now teach him how to sing.
Try making him imitate a series of whines and howls to a certain degree, reaching the pitch, and the style of noise you desire.
As your pet learns how to follow you, say sing automatically to associate the desired action.
With constant practice, a dog can and will learn to follow your turn quite accurately.
Do not forget to praise and treat him plentifully for encouragement.
Exercise the activity on a regular basis.
By this type of training, not only have you got rid of a nuisance dog, you have disciplined your pet vigorously, making him understand that barking and whining is only allowed in command.
And now, for the humans.
For more information on dog training techniques and how to deal with problem dog behavior, check out Secrets to Dog Training.
This is the complete manual for dog ownership and is designed to fast-track your dog’s learning.