Below is my one year old male (turned 1 last Friday). When I want to train him, either reviewing known commands or something new, he barks at me in that shrill demanding voice as if to say HURRY UP WHAT DO YOU WANT over and over and over. It's so loud and shrill that it hurts my ears. He also offers up behaviors over and over without waiting for me to tell him what to do. It's as if he gets frustrated that the action isn't fast enough to his liking. Remembered yesterday that a trainer I watch on YouTube said he first teaches the behavior and THEN gives it a name. That seemed to help a lot, but not eliminated. I haven't been able to find anywhere how to make him just stop screaming at me as he does. I call it screaming because that's what it feel like. He does "talk" on command. He's quiet when I tell him quiet but it has to be eye to eye focused attention and rewarded. Once he gets too excited and starts that barking he ignores the quiet command. This is driving me crazy and makes me want to not train him because it's so darn annoying and painful. I've actually considered wearing hearing protection like I would at a gun range, but that doesn't help my neighbors. Someone help. Is there a solution besides getting a bark collar which I'd rather not do.
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