One of the most common reasons why people get a dog in their house is because of safety. Every dogs’ abilities and instincts enable them to be one of the best guards in keeping everyone protected. It’s not only in every household but also around the community.
This matter has been proven a lot of times around the world. Mainly, it’s because dogs are well-trained when it comes to protecting the community, the city, or the family they belong to. Indeed, they are not only a part of every family’s joy, but they also play a vital role, especially when it comes to security.
With all the things that are happening around the world, crimes are still chronic. Trespassers and thieves can move in every corner of your home to steal some belongings from you and your family.
If you have a dog, training them to bark at intruders will support you in setting up an added security in your household. As a part of it, you might have to instill some values in your dogs and adjust to your environment.
While this may be a challenging thing to execute, the results will surely be guaranteed for you and your family’s safety.
Training your Dog to Bark at Trespassers
Letting your dog have this training will enable you to keep your family safe and sound. Thus, remember that before doing everything else and jumping towards the first step, you need to define your task and list all the possible possibilities.
Challenges like your dog’s behavior, environment, and people around the household can negatively and positively affect the training. You might also be needing some help along the way to help you execute the action.
Now, once everything is settled, starting the training will be easy for you and your dog.
Set your Dog’s Mood
Every training usually starts with a treat and ends with a treat. But before that, ensure that your dog is leashed at the backyard or whichever place you usually let them be. The next thing to do is hand them over their favorite toy and treats to make them thrilled.
Please take note that before he can bark at an intruder, your dog must first know how to bark on command. Now, if your dog still doesn’t know how to bark in management, then starting this training first is what you need to do.
On the other hand, Try to play with your dog’s favorite toy in front of him to get his attention. Monitor his body language and look out for some signs that he is about to bark.
Precede the Bark
If you feel that your dog is about to bark, say “speak” immediately. And as soon as he barks, give your buddy a treat in reward and praise him for his action. Ensuring to practice this act for 10-15 minutes a day will let your dog recognize the training—a quick reminder to also guarantee your dog bark even without the use of a toy.
Stimulating and Practicing the Action
This training will be most effective if the action will be put into a real scenario. The next thing to do is to leash your dog near the gate or door and have a friend (a stranger to your dog) approach it. As soon as that person goes near the door, directly command your dog to speak. As your dog barks, ensure to reward him with a treat.
Over time, keep practicing this method whenever a stranger comes near your dog. The only exception of giving the command is when a family member drops by into your household. Otherwise, if the person belongs outside your family tree, your dog should bark at that person.
Soon, he will bark with the people your dog doesn’t recognize. If this thing happens, you can slowly lessen down the number of treats.
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Source: Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution