In this video:
Explanation of noise manners and the factors are most important to consider while teaching noise manners. Demonstration videos provide specific examples of how the guidelines are applied.
Noise manners – tutorial description
Excessive sustained barking, whining and growling - due to excitement, playfulness or impatience.
This type of noise making is known as bossy and bratty noise making.
This tutorial is not addressing: barking, whining or growling related to a dog experiencing discomfort or distress in the world
Noise manners facts
It usually happens because they are excited, silly, playful and impatient
It is annoying - but they don’t do it on purpose
It is tempting to tell them your opinion – but telling them your opinion won’t change anything
Tools for teaching noise manners
Use kindness, showing and speaking
Gear for teaching noise manners
You need gear to teach noise manners because:
- You might need to catch your dog if they are good at avoiding you
- You might need to avoid their teeth and paws once you've caught them
Gear you might need to use:
- Long line
Skills for teaching noise manners
These are the pre-requisites for teaching noise manners with your dog.
- Approach - you need to be able to get to your dog and place your hands on them.
- Flat hands - to effectively hold your dog still
- Leash calming - another option for getting your dog still
Teaching your dog noise manners
Note: your dog’s noise manners issue may be different than demonstrated in this tutorial.
You will most likely use these guidelines and suggestions to create your own lessons
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