Has your dog’s barking ever had you consider using an anti-bark collar? I did in the Nineties with my dog, Buzz, and I'm letting you know the results right up front. Lessons were learned and I developed an action plan to stop annoying barking that’s proven to work, so I’m sharing what to do step-by-step. Plus, if you want your dog to settle down when greeting houseguests, don’t miss the protocol for using a remote feeder to create calm at home.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • My experience using a spray bark collar in the 90’s.
  • Steps to replace a barking habit.
  • Why a few 90 second training “quickies” are more powerful than one weekly long session.
  • It helps to be predictably unpredictable with your dog’s schedule.
  • Great, easy ideas for dog enrichment.
  • The importance of noting your dog’s barking triggers and reinforcements.
  • To temporarily alter the environment where your dog barks most.
  • The six games to play during “Daily Quickie” training.
  • How to counter condition barking triggers.
  • How to decrease reactivity to doorbells and door knocks.
  • How to use a remote feeder to reinforce Hot Zone for polite door greetings.
  • Why to train this with one dog at a time.
  • How to fade the remote feeder.

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  1. Podcast Episode 238: Barking Dogs! Understanding Canine Vocalization To Prevent Nuisance Barking
  2. *Pet Geek Remote Feeder
  3. Podcast Episode 224: Unleashing Fluency In Dog Training: Cracking The Canine Communication Code
  4. Podcast Episode 239: Barking Dogs! How To Help Your Dog Be Quiet And Stop Barking
  5. Podcast Episode 176: Why Your Dog’s Emotions Are A Critical Element Of Dog Training
  6. YouTube Video: 15 Ways To Exercise Your Dog
  7. Podcast Episode 190: Using Daily Quickies To Fast Track Your Dog Training And Grow Your Dog’s Skills
  8. YouTube Playlist: Dog Training Games With Susan Garrett
  9. YouTube Playlist: Target Training for Dogs with Susan Garrett
  10. Podcast Episode 74: Yes, Susan Garrett’s Dogs Sniff On Walks
  11. Nina Ottosson Food Puzzles
  12. DIY Puppy Bombs
  13. *Toppl Dog Toy
  14. Podcast Episode 71: Pro Dog Trainer’s Secret to Help Your Naughty Dog
  15. Podcast Episode 16: The Thing Before Your Dog’s Thing
  16. Podcast Episode 205: The Hidden World Of Reinforcement For Dogs And Why You Need To Know
  17. YouTube Playlist: Planning Your Dog Training With Susan Garrett
  18. Podcast Episode 191: Get Your Dog To Calm Down With This Common Sense Protocol For Relaxation
  19. DogsThat YouTube Channel Playlists
  20. YouTube Playlist: Mastery of Positive Reinforcement Based Dog Training with Susan Garrett
  21. Podcast Episode 21: The 5 Critical Dog Training Layers for Confidence with Anything
  22. Podcast Episode 59: Why Your Treats Aren’t Working for Your Dog
  23. Podcast Episode 181: Training Multiple Dogs To Wait Turns And Relax
  24. Podcast Episode 66: Resource Guarding: Dog vs Dog Aggression
  25. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube

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