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A natural trick to teach a dog that is fond of barking. This can be taught directly after teaching your dog to bark or as a standalone trick for a constantly woofing dog.
- Ask your dog to bark and show him that you have a treat.
- When he looks towards you and ceases barking for a moment reinforce the pause and offer a reward.
- Introduce the command for your dog to be quiet and then practice, bringing the command forward gradually will ensure that your dog is quiet when you ask him to be.
Top tip; each time your dog pauses naturally during barking episodes throughout the day offer the command for quiet followed by a treat. He will soon learn to be quiet as it benefits him.
Dog trainers love this trick and often pass on the successful method to dog owners that are having trouble with a barking dog.