If you teach your dog to ring a bell, he will learn to keep quiet when his master is away from the house. The key to teaching a dog to ring a bell is making him feel needed. Once you have him on board, you can go on to train other tricks that are more useful and enjoyable for him. Here are a few ways to teach your dog to ring a bell.
It’s a good idea to teach your dog to ring a bell without any commands at all. The best training will begin when you introduce a command and get him to obey that. For example, if you have a dog that barks at your neighbor’s when they come over for dinner, teach him to ‘stay.’ Once he knows what to do, you can let him bark for as long as he likes.
Dogs have a need to be in control of their environment. If they are not in charge of what happens around them, they will feel like they are being mistreated. Therefore, a dog that barks at other dogs while you are cooking is acting out. In order to teach him to stay quiet, you can give him some form of correction before letting him out into the backyard.
You can also teach your dog to keep quiet by distracting him when he barks at other dogs or people. For example, if you are in the kitchen and your dog barks at another dog, get up from the table and let him know that you are irritated with his barking and that you would prefer that he keep quiet. If he does, walk over to the dog and start petting him and he should stop barking and start obeying you. This is very helpful because it makes him feel needed by you, and it lets you control his life instead of having to teach him to keep quiet all the time.
You can use training techniques to teach your dog to keep quiet all the time, as well as teach him to sit and stay down. This will also be beneficial if you are leaving him alone. He should keep quiet until you return, and once he obeys you should let him out and you can take a walk together.
There are a lot of other training tips, and tricks that can help you train your dog to keep quiet. If you do not want to have to get involved in the day-to-day training process, then these are a few simple ideas that you can follow.