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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Training your dog to only obey the sound of your voice.
I'm half-jokingly asking, but it had me thinking . . .
A couple of acquaintances were playing fetch with Gryffon - he would bring the ball back of course, but he never outs for anyone except for me, so I had to give the 'drop' command for them to continue the game each time. So knowing that I do protection/working dog type training with Gryff, one person asked me if the reason he only listens to me and not them is because he has been trained to only obey the sound of my voice.
I found this very amusing and help back a laugh - seems to me this was a concept out of TV Lalaland. I could already see the next popular Crime/detective show with such a plot, were the killer guard dog was foiled by the bad guys using recordings of the owner's voice to control the dog.
But it got me thinking, is that even possible? Is training a dog to only obey the sound of someone's voice a valid concept in protection dog training? My dog outs for me and not others because of the respect he has for me, and the relationship we have. I really doubt that if someone else recorded my voice and played it back to him, he would take it seriously.
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