Teach dog to speak - the benefits of bark commands..
Teaching your dog to bark (or speak) on command is not only a fun trick to perform for your friends, but by adding the QUIET command to your dog's list of learned behaviors you might just find the solution to the excessive barking problems.
Through these two dog obedience training lessons: Train Dog to SPEAK and Train Dog to QUIET your Miniature Schnauzer will learn when his dog barking is welcome and appropriate behavior and when it is not.
Teaching your Miniature Schnauzer to bark or speak on command is fairly easy to do. After all, your Schnauzer already enjoys to bark, right?
First, you need to choose one simple command word... speak, talk, bark, etc... (in our example we'll use the word SPEAK) Now get some yummy dog training treats and we're ready to begin.
The quick motion along with your excited tone will cause your Miniature Schnauzer to fidget and possibly bark.
*If your Schnauzer does bark give him the treat along with a verbal praise... 'Good Boy'
If your Schnauzer does not bark, wait for 15 seconds in silence just holding the treat by your face and watching him. This awkward silence and staring at the treat will probably cause him to bark. If he eventually barks, treat and praise him.
If he still does not bark, repeat the SPEAK command process from the beginning. Be sure to use a friendly enthusiastic tone in you voice. Wait for your Schnauzer to reply with a few sharp short barks. Then treat and verbally praise him.
Most Miniature Schnauzer get this trick right away, but if yours does not just continue repeating the process. Eventually your Miniature Schnauzer will bark for the dog treat.
Once your Schnauzer has mastered speaking or barking on command for a treat, continue training him using only verbal praises for his reward. With daily training sessions your Miniature Schnauzer will master the SPEAK command.
Now that we have our Miniature Schnauzers trained to SPEAK on command. It's time to get them to be QUIET.
Once again, you first need to choose one simple command word... hush, quiet, enough, etc... (in our example we'll use the word QUIET) Now get those yummy dog training treats and we're ready to begin.
Training your Miniature Schnauzer to be QUIET takes a bit longer than training him to bark.
Dog Training Tip: Throughout the day, don't miss any opportunities where you can reinforce the QUIET command. Use it to correct your Schnauzer's excessive barking behaviors throughout the day - ever day.
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