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Hanna and Kash are infamous for barking at people walking by the house.   The word "MUTE" has been working really well as a command word to get them to stop barking.   Its kinda odd, but wondering if any of you have odd command words that work.
 

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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
 

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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
 

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Instead of "stay" we say "wait"...that's as 'odd' as it gets.


I'll have to try "mute", bc Kaci and Milo both go crazy barking if someone walks by the house...it's highly annoying. I'd rather them be like Oggie, alert, but silent...unless they come to the house, then a bark or two is okay.
 

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If Kiah sees something outside and she barks; I go look so she knows I see it and tell her good girl.  I want her to bark at night if she hears something.  If she continues to bark after I looked I tell her to "hush".  Works well for us.
 

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We're trying to teach Cooper how to bark and growl on command.  Trying to also teach hand signals as well.  His growl is pretty intimidating and would be perfect if my wife meets someone at the door she doesn't know and can get him to growl just by flashing him a hand signal.
 

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When Delila plays a little to hard or gets to vocal I use the word ENOUGH, in a loud voice and she immediately stops. When Delila barks I say quiet, and when I want her to go in her crate I say lets go Nite Nite or actually it is more like ny ny. This started becuse when I got her the breeder sent a little pink blanket with her and I called it her nite nite, anytime I put her in the crate I put her pink blanket in with her and I would say, go to sleep with your nite nite. Now when I tell her to go NyNy she grabs her little pink blanket and runs and sits in the crate and waits for me to shut the door. It is so darn cute.  Ekim is basically trained to stop all negative behavior with only using the word No. It doesn't have to be loud or grough, just the word no stops all negative behavior and he comes right by my side and sits. I can only hope that Delila turns out as good a dog as Ekim, I highly doubt it as she is a little devil.
 

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Well....all my command words are french.....except - "Gimme Five" when i want a paw. We also have a word which is "awa" - that's a bit of an onomatopoeia (just had to check the sp. in the dictionnary :wink: ) because he makes the same sound when he wants something. Aren't command words in german supposed to be the best and clearest for dogs to understand?
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:
 

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I could get the barking stopped with a verbal command, but it would often switch to this very quiet throat growl that really sounded SCARY.  I couldn't get him to stop that noise and he sounded kinda like a rattle snake.  What does that sound mean, is it more of a warning?  I sensed it was more of a passive non-compliance issue.
 

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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!!
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.
 

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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:
Does this really work?  My neighbors already think I'm nuts so I don't care!
 

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"Go Poo Poo"
When I go outside I say this and my dogs will poo.  I can take them out every hour and they will at least try.  Its nice having them poo on command.  It really helps when it is cold outside or I am running late for work.
-Rich
 

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sully\";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
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. lol
 

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sumya  is not a very vocal dog but sometimes she starts barking and growling usually at the cat , if i want her to stop, i tell her to "zip it" works for my 3 year old as well. :roll:
 

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I tell Bruce to "go peeps" when I want him to be quick about going out....we say "who's the dog" when we want him to bark loudly....and "who's the puppy" when we want him to talk quietly...and he obeys commands in Spanish...oh yeah and we say "squeak squeak" to get him to squeak his toys
 
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