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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Singing

So my previous Shepherd was very vocal, and since we had him since he was a pup, I was able to train him to sing. The ringers on our phones would set him off, or even the word "Sing Hero". I am trying to get Gunner to sing, and I understand that some dogs aren't vocal...but he does get vocal when he gets really excited (when he sees me get his leash. However, we want him to be quite so I don't want him singing then). Is there any video you use/used to help your dog sing?

I have tried 'singing' myself, but Gunner just looks at me.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 03:42 PM
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I would use his excitement at the prospect of a walk to teach him to be vocal on command. Then it becomes a cued behaviour, and he learns to wait for the cue to sing. Then you teach him to wait for the cue for the reward. In other words, once he understands the command, he gets rewarded for doing it on command, not for being vocal at other times.

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