I don't know if it's as much a word as sounds I make when I want them, mostly Angel to settle or behave...Can't describe them but I never had thought of "mute" to quit barking, nice idea
Oh believe me, we do! I have faith that I'll be able to teach Cooper. I was able to teach my greyhound to bark on command somehow, a dog that was completely silent otherwise.caillou\";p=\"65733 said:p.s. For all you people who want to teach your guys to growl & bark there's only one way - you've got to do it yourself so they can copy- i did!!
Does this really work? My neighbors already think I'm nuts so I don't care!caillou\";p=\"65733 said:p.s. For all you people who want to teach your guys to growl & bark there's only one way - you've got to do it yourself so they can copy- i did!! I swear when your neighbours see you barking at them out of the window just be ready for the men in white coats though! :lol:
That was Odin... never barked when the doorbell rang or ANYTHING! Then we got Kyrie... who barked at everything!! NOW Odin barks when the doorbell rings or barks outside when he sees/hears people walking out on the street! I preferred him the way he WAS! Careful what you wish for! Maybe if you got a very VOCAL dog as his buddy he'd start barking... like Odin did. lolsully\";p=\"65596 said:I'm actually trying to get Oggie to bark at people outside. He's very alert looking out the window, but usually no bark (sometimes a snort). So I taught him to bark on command. Of course I used "bark" which I guess isn't very creative :lol: And of course, he only does it when he sees me holding a treat so I don't know if it's really working