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Got your clicker i’d say that she loves Clicker training what do you guys think What have you been running into when you Teach her speak and quiet and so forth She starts to get pretty frustrated and She’ll only give me the loud bark she Doesn’t do the quiet bark anymore once She gets to that point we’ll go over how To teach your dog speak even though Piper already knows but then we’ll go Over how to refine it and clean up our Communication a little bit to where we Can make it even a little bit more Subtle since we know from the beginning That we want to teach both a normal Speak and a quiet speak or a whisper Like speak we want to be sure to Acknowledge them both as long as you’re Really clear about your communication You can easily teach two things at a Time it looks like you’re using real Meat today right yes that’s most dogs Love real meat if you just simply hold The meat letting them know you have it Most dogs will eventually try and Communicate to you that they’re unclear On what you want because they’re Accustomed to getting the treat when you Have it out so the way most dogs will Communicate that is by barking at which Time we would say speak when they bark Or quiet when they whisper and give us a Soft bark let piper know you’ve got the Treat there and then just without saying
Anything we’re just gonna wait for Piper’s eyes to light up and when her Eyes light up as if to say i’m thinking About speaking you can go ahead and Click and reward Speak did you see that Speak very good so she’s doing really Well with this understand that when you Do teach your dog to speak it can get Kind of out of control pretty quickly Once they realize that barking will get Them food so it’s important to ignore The barking that you’re not Uh asking for just like this right now We’re not asking for speed piper’s Saying wait a minute i was barking i was Getting food what’s going on here so What we’re trying to communicate is only Bark when i ask for it for general Barking that we don’t like i’ll have a Video in the description of this video If you want to teach your dog how to not Bark for example when someone walks past Your house speak is looking amazing here A quiet mark is gonna be a bit more of a Challenge isn’t it yeah this is a good Way to practice sincerity with our dogs Not just for you but for you guys at Home as well sincerity is a vital part Of teaching our dogs dogs are very Intelligent and they pick up on our Voice inflections they really do Whenever we’re teaching a new concept to Our dog it oftentimes will be easier for
Them to absorb something new when we’re Close to them and there’s not so much Distance between our eyes and this Provides your dog is comfortable uh with You being close to them but we’re going To see if we can get up You know even whisper it and see what You can get look Quietly And actually right there we kind of Missed an opportunity did you see that Pre bark that she did there that was a Kind of a quieter bark we should have Acknowledged that that’s hard to do in The moment quietly that’s going to be The word we’re going to use to Communicate a soft mark quietly yes Right there if she does bark louder Simply withhold the reward because she Knows speak pretty well actually quietly Yes good look at this very good this is Awesome get into a nice groove here just Let’s see if we can get this a few times In a row quietly It’s really impressive to see this it’s Good because it’s it’s really Fine-tuning communication that’s the Bigger picture here because she’s Understanding these subtle differences The most advanced types of training out There are done through communication Like this not through force not through Choke chains or e-collars or anything Like that you have to really connect and
Communicate with your dog in order to Teach things like this why don’t we Start to combine the two here uh ask for The whisper again if piper does a loud Speak on a whisper or a quiet request Then simply say no and withhold the Reward you know this is about teaching Our dogs to think quietly Yeah nice work let’s go to speak now Speak Yeah the middle of the road there and Those are the calls you’re going to have To make as an individual every dog is Different every relationship is Different so you need to use your Judgment in these cases because that was In between no big deal speak Speak Yeah that was good and you could just See in piper’s eyes okay let me think About this one i know this one this is Such a young dog four months old Learning this fairly advanced concept on How to control her bark i think that’s Wonderful dogs are so much smarter than People give them credit for and you’re Very good at this you’re a perfect Illustration of what it means to love And connect with a dog very nice word Thank you i talk a lot about being Consistent and how it’s important to be Consistent when you’re teaching your dog Right now i’m listening to the audiobook 11 rings by phil jackson it’s a great
Book about living up to our own Standards as well as bringing out the Best in others don’t compromise stay Focused and be consistent it’s true in Sports in life and in dog training Audible is giving a free 30-day trial to Viewers of the dog training revolution Just check the description or visit Audible.com Zack george for a free audiobook and a Free 30-day trial once again that’s Audible.com Zac george corinne you guys are such a Pleasure to watch you doing a really Really good job what are you enjoying Most about teaching piper i really like Seeing her breakthroughs when she Finally Gets it are fluffy puppies the best or What tell me in the comments below also Click thumbs up so more people are aware Of how fun training can be like me on Facebook at facebook.com Desac george and make sure you’re Subscribed so you can see all my future Videos and if you’re new to dog training Check out a lot of my past videos i’ve Enjoyed it thoroughly and we’ll see you In the next video guys bye You