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      My trainer a long time ago told me to teach them to speak then use the word quiet or enough or hush and when they pause reward. Now when my dogs bark for whatever reason I just have to use the word and they stop.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kimbersmom View Post
      Stormy knows “SPEAK.” How do I springboard this into No Speak?
      I think you have to do this before barking has become a habit. Once the barking is ingrained, it's a go-to behavior, like the dogs don't have a lot of control over it. So, you'll have wanted to teach the speak/no speak early on before it became a habit. I think an instead behavior is best for a dog like her. Give her something to do.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Labradorks View Post
      I think you have to do this before barking has become a habit. Once the barking is ingrained, it's a go-to behavior, like the dogs don't have a lot of control over it. So, you'll have wanted to teach the speak/no speak early on before it became a habit. I think an instead behavior is best for a dog like her. Give her something to do.
      It’s getting better in the house, mostly through putting her in a brief timeout. It’s when we are out and about that I want to tackle. She likes to bark “play with me” at passing dogs, and “give me more treats” to the Petco lady. I think treating for hush- even if it’s a brief hush- is my next approach.
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