How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Barking (and not Start Again)?

In the Office Hours, I answer members' pet training and behavior questions in live sessions, which are recorded and shown here. Please log in or sign up for a Student or Pro membership to see the video.

Dog training and care questions in this video:

  • my dog is reactive to entire male dogs. Is this a common thing? He is an 8 year old border collie x dog, neutered when he turned 7 by the rescue I got him from.
  • Hi! What is your answer if a client ask you to teach his dog to go off leash? I'm thinking about the other dogs on the walks...
  • following up on Kelly's question [from last week - about reconsolidation] do you start your sessions this way now ? ( 10 minute exposure) place away and start your session
  • did Bean initially bark like crazy when he saw a dog ? Does he read the signals of the other dogs well?
  • My girl has learned well a "thank you" cue for stopping barking. (i like her to bark for a short period of time) I am not getting a sustained stopping of barking. She barks - I say thank you and she comes to me for a reinforcer but once done finding her cookies on floor she goes back to door to bark more.. How can I get the barking to stop for longer?
  • another question , I feel lifting the dog up who wants up is fine. esp if they feel safe , others feel doing this makes the other greeting dog feel more frustrated as your dog is elevated . how would you handle the other dogs that may jump on you to get to be Bean?
  • not fully related to training, but I'm curious about what kind of diet you usually use for your dogs (kibble, wet, commercial raw, homemade raw, etc). thanks!

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