😤 I know that a LOT of you deal with your dog barking at every noise and how frustrating it can be to have him barking non-stop in your ear!
🙌 I can’t even begin to tell you how far teaching a “place” or “go to your bed” command goes in teaching your dog proper boundaries and proper greetings of house guests or strangers knocking/ringing your doorbell!
💗 Here’s how it works:
1️⃣ Have treats or another high value reward ready that will be more motivating than the sound of someone at the door or entering the house.
2️⃣ Have a friend or family member go outside and knock on the door or ring the doorbell.
3️⃣ As your dog(s) runs to the door barking, redirect him to “go to your place”, “go to your rug/bed” - whether that be a mat, rug, bed or whatever you want to use.
4️⃣ DO NOT lure him to that spot in the beginning. Just point to the area with a treat in hand and see if your dog will figure it out and go on his own. Only then, if your dog does not go on his own, should you lure them there. I always strive to see if the dog will figure it out on his own before resorting to an easier step!
5️⃣ If you must lure your dog, take one step at a time towards that place/rug/bed (pointing at that area the whole time) until he makes the connection and goes to the bed.
6️⃣ Make him sit and then give him a treat.
❗️There are going to be varying degrees of difficulty with this command to make it more and more effective for real-life situations.
❗️If it’s too stimulating for your dog to start with the added distraction of the person at the door and the sound of the doorbell/door knock, begin with zero distractions and master the “place command first.
❗️THEN, when this habit is ingrained, begin to implement more and more distractions and levels of difficulty. For example:
➡️ Person knocking
➡️ Person ringing doorbell
➡️ Knocking and ringing
➡️ Person walking in the door
➡️ Person walking inside and greeting you
➡️ Person walking inside and greeting your dog
Credit to from @allthingspups
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Jed's new favorite thing is rearranging things. He usually likes to pull full-sized bath towels from his kennel and bring them down a full flight of stairs. Today he brought all-left shoes to the living room and just left them there. No chewing or anything! He pulled one from the guest room, one from upstairs, and one from OUTSIDE on the other side of the dog door! I love him.
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