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So this may seem stupid but, my shepherd does know how to bark but he’s usually barks without showing any teeth? Is there anyway to make him bark with teeth??
 

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I taught to bark on command by using frustration. When I got a bit of a bark from my dogs, I gave back a big fun reaction. We needed to teach the bark command for obedience training. We told the dog to bark and hold a helper while doing protection drills. In protection sports the dog is put on a harness and the helper (person in bite gear) teases the dog. The dog is allowed to pull but not allowed to move forward toward the helper. Eventually the dog will bark and the helper acts surprised and startled. That rewards the dog. After a few of those practices it is time to pair the word with the action.

At home I used a bit of play acting to build frustration and get the bark. I gave an odd command that my dog didn't understand with yummy rewards sitting nearby. My dog wanted to do what I asked but had not clue what I wanted. He made a small vocalization and I cheered and rewarded it. That is how I taught my dogs to "whisper" or "tell secrets". For a bark you can hold a treat up and away from the dog and try to clue the dogs in a "do you want this?" type of way. When the dog can't get it and finally vocalizes, cheer and reward! Just be ready in case your dog tries to jump up and get a reward. They may try a few different strong-arm ideas before he gives you a bark. Once you get the bark you might even be able to teach your dog to "count". My ridgie mix would count my fingers up to 5. Fun trick.

Also be patient. It takes some dogs time to find their voice. My big-boy caught on quickly. My gal-dog caught on just as fast but took longer to learn how to regulate her volume between a full on bark and a secret (soft vocalization). I've seen it go the other way as well, with snaps and rasps and the big bark coming later.
 

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Hello my dog is a German shepherd and she is 2 years old me and my husband have only had her for a little over a month and she has not barked at all.... all she does is whine and she communicates through grunting and low growls... should i be worried
 

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She may have been taught not to bark where she lived before. So long as you understand her and she understands you, I wouldn't worry.
 

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Not completed with my GSD yet, but this was a very simple command to teach to my Labrador.

"Who is it?" was the command. That command could not be mistaken with any other, and was given in a positive, excitable manner.

To teach:
- Repeat "Who is it?" many times, trying to increase the dog's excitement
- At the time of barking, reward positively with food/toy + praise (your chosen reward).
- Sit/stay, calm the dog.
- Repeat steps 1-3.

With Shepherds, due to the vocal nature and incredible ability to escalate interest, it shouldn't be too much of an issue.

"Who is it?" meant that if I knew something was wrong and the dog did not pick up on it, I could command the bark and off he went. Sit command would cease the bark command.
 
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