Puppy General Information
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Voice Team

With a young dog, you can work out the “Voice!” Command. This skill is very useful when practicing security training techniques (for example, when a stranger is found in a room or shelter, or as a warning signal). The exercises are practiced until the dog casts his voice in various situations.

Representatives of more temperamental breeds, accustomed to accompanying their actions with barking (for example, German, Scottish and Belgian shepherd dogs, Dobermans, Airedale terriers, etc.), are undoubtedly easier to learn for this team than “silent people” (such as Rottweilers and mastiffs).

The first way. Set the dog in front of you, fasten the leash, and grab the end with the loop in your left hand. A treat is clamped in his right hand. With your left foot, step on a loose sagging leash, and hold your right hand in front of the dog’s nose to smell a treat. Vigorously say: “Voice!”. As if teasing your pet, raise your right hand up. The dog will try to jump after the food, but the leash will keep it in a sitting position. Repeat the “teaser” several times, saying “Voice! Vote!”. In the end, the annoyed dog will begin to bark. Immediately give a treat and praise for your quick wits.

Voice Team

The second way. It can be recommended if the puppy is already sufficiently attached to its owner. In a certain place of the daily walking route, the owner ties the dog with a long leash to a tree or post and leaves silently. At a distance of about 10 meters, he stops, turns to the pet and waits, standing still, for a while. The dog watches him intensely. Then the person slowly raises his hand and invitingly pronounces “Voice!”. As soon as the dog makes the slightest sound, whether it is a squeal or a short bark, the owner hurries to his pet and treats him to a treat. The exercise is repeated 2-3 times. If the dog does not perform the required actions, then the breaking distance increases, the owner may even be removed from the dog’s field of view, hiding behind a bush or building corner. At the slightest hint of a voice call, he leaves the shelter and rewards the dog.

If this method also has not paid off, try provoking a bark with a bell or knock on the front door. Usually this method works for self-confident animals with a developed protective instinct. As soon as a loud knock is heard, the dog will respond to the signal and rush to the door with a bark, and you give the “Voice!” Command “after”. Then proceed to the door and praise the dog there, and after half an hour repeat the exercise.

The exercise of giving voice has another advantage. With it, you can teach too many barking dogs to be silent. A condition of such a skill is that any exercise for giving a voice is completed with the non-standard command “Quiet!”. The same sound signal is used if the dog begins to bark at the wrong time. Here you can also come in handy tidbit. If the dog is excessively zealous as a guard dog, gently pat it on the nose while saying: “Quiet! Quiet!”.

Training practice
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