Getting your dog to bark less will take time, work, practice and consistency. It won’t happen overnight but one of the first things you can try is to actually teach your dog to bark on cue. This might sound weird, but it’s actually a brilliant way to reduce barking and get your dog to stop barking when you ask!
What do you do when waving your tasty piece of crispy chicken skin around just isn’t a better offer than those pigeons your dog is chasing?
There are a number of methods you can use to teach your dog not to jump up; they don’t need to be aversive or use physical tools. The hardest part (as with most behaviour work) is the consistency and dedication it takes of you and your family to work with your dog.
Playing tug is a great game for you and your dog and can be used as a positive reward in training where treats may not…