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How to Train a Problem Barker

Nuisance barking can be a big problem for owners. No one wants to be the neighbor with the crazy barking dog. If you want to improve your dog's behavior, you first have to understand it. Dogs have different barks for different behaviors. Dogs will bark to alert, for attention or out of frustration and many will bark or howl when left alone. Credit: Getty Creative RELATED: To Treat or Not to Treat Barking is very hard for pet parents to work through, because a lot of our instincts end up reinforcing the behavior. For example, take a dog who is barking at a strange dog or person on the street. As nurturing human beings, pet parents often think they should sooth and calm him with petting,...

Ask any trainer how they teach classes, and they will give you some well put together statement about how to provide instruction. "Say it, show it, do it" might be my response. They will skillfully show you how to get your dog motivated and set up for success as they model careful techniques based on movement and well-crafted exercises to teach your dog a new skill. Combined with positive reinforcement, the dog will learn the exercise and ultimately begin to predict the desired behavior. Credit: Getty Creative Now watch them work their own dog. What does the trainer do to train his own dog? He goes out and plays a game with him. Any great dog trainer can tell you: Dogs and owners who play...

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