Jeffery Andrew, Dog Trainer and owner of the K9 Korral answers your questions about Dog Training.
Interesting mix – Jack Russell/Bulldog! There are several ways to answer this without knowing all the facts surrounding this I will do my best.
Typically dogs that do this have been encouraged at some point to bark and have fun They find out at a young age. . . if ” I bark my parents bark back at me!” so it becomes a game to them and they get attention, so from now on ignore this behavior. When she stops barking for even a second praise her and soon you will see the barking will diminish. This is the most important advice I can give you – just do not give in. Toody’s expectation is that you will give in, and each time you do – you will be starting all over again.
Also, here’s an idea you can practice. Try walking have Toody around the block. Have a friend help you with this. When you come to a corner, have her sit and give her a treat. Then have your friend approach. Give her permission to greet your friend – IF she is behaving with good manners. Be strong, clear and again don’t give in…
Keep me posted on how its going!
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