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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-11-2015, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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How do I make my GSD bark and growl on command

I have seen videos of when a dog is barking, finding a way to link it to a command word, reward him, and then practice.

Problem is, my guy never barks, never growls. He is the happiest, silliest little fella out there.

I do need him to bark and growl on command.

How do I do it?

Also, if I can make him poop in the toilet...

I have taught him to poop on command. His command is "Do what mommy does!" Makes him squat, and makes the wife mad at the same time! Its amazing really!
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How old is he? I would find a way to tease him until you get some sort of sound even if not a bark. reward. Then ask for more, reward, etc. Usually once they find their voice it becomes easy.

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[QUOTE=Big Brown Eyes;6637753]I have seen videos of when a dog is barking, finding a way to link it to a command word, reward him, and then practice.

Also, if I can make him poop in the toilet...

Not sure about growling specifically but you could teach a speak command using whatever word you want as the action word... I taught the girls by having something they enjoy.. treat, toy whatever gets their attention then getting them excited until they "spoke" then reward to show that is the desired action. Keep practicing while using the command word and taking the stimulus especially if it is a toy out of the scenario. Soon they associate the word and the desired action and you have the bark on command... I would imagine a growl could be elicited in a similar manner...

As far as the pooping in the toilet... I have no clue how to teach that but if you do I gotta see a picture... twisted, I know.. but I am sure that will be hilarious!!

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Dont know if this is the way to do it, or the correct way...

But my dog barks without fail if I hiss like a cat. (ksssss sound).
I would imagine this is because he sees cats running around the neighbourhood all the time and he is always bolting towards them and unable to get to them in the fenced yard.
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I got in Fama's face with her up on the bed and made a yapping motion with my hand, like Pac man. Then I got her with that hand, in a playful way. As she got more excited, she started to bark at the yapping hand. Then I rewarded the bark.

After the behavior was consistent, I added duration, so she had to bark several times before the reward. Then added distance, putting her on the floor and then posting her at increasingly greater distance.

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I got in Fama's face with her up on the bed and made a yapping motion with my hand, like Pac man. Then I got her with that hand, in a playful way. As she got more excited, she started to bark at the yapping hand. Then I rewarded the bark.

After the behavior was consistent, I added duration, so she had to bark several times before the reward. Then added distance, putting her on the floor and then posting her at increasingly greater distance.
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Dogs dont seem to like the 'yapping' hand much, lol... That is how I have taught my dogs how to speak on command.. It seems to work them up being made fun of . Let us know how it works for you
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I tossed a ball out in front of Seger and held him back. When he made a sound, we moved towards the ball. Eventually, he started to bark out of frustration. At that point I released him to get the ball. Once he was doing that consistently, I put a command to it.




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