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How do I train my dog to stop barking at people?

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Trust me......if someone is breaking into your house, you'll want your dog to bark. They are dogs. It's what they do! Would you want to have a shock collar put on you to keep you quiet? If your dog is happy, healthy and loyal....be grateful.

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There are bark collars on the market that has a remote with it. When he barks, you press the remote and it gives him a gentle shock. After repeated days of this, he'll be conditioned to not bark because he doesn't want the shock.

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Is there really such thing as a gentle shock though? If the owner does follow through with your idea his/her dog will become scared of them. It was nice of you to answer but I really don't think that's the right way at going at it.
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Would you want someone to give you a shock if you talked to much? Talk about cruel.
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Basil. You asked the question on how to keep a dog from barking. And I answered. Yes it's on the market. It feels like a pinch on the neck. Not like they're being tasered.
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Basil. Excuse me. Thought you asked the question. But the rest of sentence above is accurate.
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Wouldn't this Confuse the dog though? Dogs are intelligent creatures, bark back or something. I am not judging you, though I do agree, shock collars are one of the worst inventions. What's your spirit animal? And if you love an animal, enough to carry it with you, in your heart and mind. Would you like to be shocked every time you say Shout a hello to your neighbors. Even imagine being woke up in the middle of the night by loud pounding right outside your window. What's your first reaction? To protect you and your own?
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These collars are temporary to train the dog not to bark At Something specific, like barking when a car drives by. They aren't any different than Invisible Fence that's wildly popular. Once the dog knows his boundaries in the yard, through shocks, then he won't need to receive the shock again. And you don't keep the collar on at night, unless he's an outside dog and the problem is barking all night long. A woman in our neighborhood is having to move because she wouldn't bring her dogs in at night and they barked all night on the back porch. For security, she should have brought them in and let them bark where she would be awakened; not the neighborhood.
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That's not right my mom is a dog trainer all you do is get a normal collar and a leash and have the leash with you and pull on it if he barks or have a spray bottle or a bag with a chain in it to throw on the floor to correct him never use shock collars or he will get scared of you and it is not a gentle shock it hurts like hell just talk never abuse him it is wrong if any one thinks other wise than you need to get shocked.

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put a muzzle on that yapper

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that,s mean.
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well, it will work
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To do this you need to Try to always keep treats with you. When he barks put a treat in front of his nose(so he will stop barking) and firmly say "no!" or "quiet!" And then give him the treat. Do this every time he barks. But when he barks at someone like walking in your yard or trying to get in, tell him "good boy"then tell him to "quiet".

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i would let your dog bark if someone breaks into your house your dog will keep you safe you will thank your dog

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When the dog barks just give him a little tap on the nose each time

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Once they don't bark, give them a dog treat.

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Dog expert in the newspaper says to carry treats. When the barking or upset starts, he says to say "Watch me" and make the dog look at you and give a treat. The eye contact is important and not using the dog's name or hitting or negative actions. Dog makes the connection that other dogs in the vicinity means treats/positive experience.

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Mine is barking right now.

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The dog whisperer Uses his hands, to grab them by the scruff "Gently" And make a noise consistent A "grunt and suck in through your teeth"

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I'm a dog trainer and use positive reinforcement methods. I don't recommend harsh methods; there's nothing "gentle" about shock collars (I've felt the shock, unbearably painful & I'm NO wimp!) or about grabbing a dog by scruff of neck, except in an emergency. I believe these methods cause dog to be fearful and unconfident, and shock collars may cause aggression (dog may come to believe that people he sees and barks at are CAUSING the pain). Anyway, I recommend you identify what your dog is barking at and why. There are a couple of methods: (1) redirect dog--get him interested in doing something else, playing with toy, doing command (taking him to obedience training will help) to earn a treat, or getting some affection; (2) if your dog is reacting to things outside and he is usually indoors except for his yard, you should take him on daily walks so he'll become accustomed and desensitized to new things; and (3) obedience training will help your dog to listen to you and when he starts barking, you can tell him calmly "Leave It" (taught in positive reinforcement classes) so that he knows to leave the situation because you've got his back.

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too lenthly.
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Good idea, but what about my dog which starts barking his head off the moment I walk out the gate?
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When you dog barks give it a light hit on the nose, not enough to hurt him but enough to let him know not to do that and firmly say "No." he should stop after a few times of this.

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that,s mean.
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Try hard and if he/she is hard to train keep pushing him hard till he's trained.

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say bad girl

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I usually let my dogs bark and after a while they calm down. It helps If u take them on walks so they see lots of people and get used to it.

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I agree with other people who have posted. You WANT your dog to bark at people when they come to your house. Usually if the dog knows the person they want to be greeted by that person. If not, they will continue to bark. (Just for fun I'll add to this: You may want to start barking at the people too. Just for a laugh)

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trust me its is a dog and love us.So let him bark he is thinking that they are theif.I also have dog but i din't tell himto don'y bar

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Redirect dog to focus on something else like a big bone to chew on to keep him/her busy

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train the dog really well so he/she does,nt bark at everything.

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You may want to get your dog to stop barking at people, but trust me, its best for it to keep barking at people. You can try to keep your dog around people so it will be more comfortable around people. BUt, sometimes dogs can be pretty helpful when they bark at people. They can sense danger. :)

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We 1/2 fixed this problem. When out and about we use the gentle-leader harness. It's not harmful or painful. Where his head goes, he goes. It was something like $15. Well worth it. It comes with instructions, both written and on DVD.
It's when at home that we have the most problems. I understand to a point. He's warning that he hears something/someone and I get that. It's when he loses his mind when the neighbor closes his car door for example that I'm frustrated. Good luck.

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i would say to just let them bark. in case of an emergency, you will have no other way of really knowing someone is out there unless your dogs bark.

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