How To Stop Your Dog From Barking – Training Your Dog To Keep Quiet

Written by LittleDog

Quieting a barking dog is a quick and easy process. Really. It also doesn’t cost any money. But it’s not an obvious process - witnessrepparttar many dogs barking allrepparttar 141874 time in parks, backyards on street corners, with their owners tugging at their leash and yelling at them andrepparttar 141875 dogs completely ignoring their commands. My dog was driving me crazy until I learned how to stop his barking.

My dog barked and whined allrepparttar 141876 time, and it was a breed (husky), that was known for making a lot of noise. The situation was especially bad whenrepparttar 141877 doorbell rang or he saw strangers. It was almost impossible to stop him once he started, and if there was another dog involved, forget it – my dog would yap his head off untilrepparttar 141878 dogs were separated and out of sight.

One weekend, though, my friend came over to visit. She worked atrepparttar 141879 Chicago Zoo and knew animals better than anyone I had ever seen. In an hour she had my dog completely quiet, and she taught me how to do it, too. One hour to solve a problem that was driving me crazy forrepparttar 141880 last three years!

The secret is not intuitive. First you teachrepparttar 141881 dog to bark(!) I thought my friend was insane when she told me this. Obviously my dog knew how to bark because he barked and whined allrepparttar 141882 time. But she explained that while my dog barked a lot, he couldn’t bark on command. First she taught him to bark on command, and then she taught him to be quiet on command. The whole process took less than an hour. My dog is pretty smart, so it may take your dog longer, but still, it’s an incredibly effective technique, and now, two years later, my dog still doesn’t give me trouble. What a great afternoon!

There are two elements at work here: positive reinforcement and intermittent reinforcement. Positive reinforcement teachesrepparttar 141883 behavior, and intermittent reinforcement keepsrepparttar 141884 behavior permanent. Negative reinforcement is just not a strong inducer of behavior. Negative reinforcement like shock collars or saying “No” does work to a certain extent, but studies have shown it to be about 10 times less effective than positive reinforcement. Everything she did was very clear and precise, which was much ofrepparttar 141885 reason she got her results so quickly. Your results may vary, butrepparttar 141886 clearer and more precise you can make everything,repparttar 141887 better. First, go on a long walk with your dog to get him a lot of exercise. Your dog can’t learn when he’s all riled up.

Teaching your dog to bark: Then get a box of treats. Then look at your dog. When he barks, immediately praise him and give him a treat. Don’t let any time elapse betweenrepparttar 141888 bark andrepparttar 141889 treat. Pretty soon he’ll be barking a lot. Right now,repparttar 141890 behavior is coming beforerepparttar 141891 cue. Shaperepparttar 141892 behavior first, and then add your cue.

Reminiscing About Your Past Can Stimulate Your Future

Written by Sonny Julius

Have you ever thought much about how some of your past experiences and talents influenced how your life turned out? I sure have and I've found it not only interesting but valuable, too. Whateverrepparttar case, I believe we can all find value in reminiscing about our past.

Here's why. If you are not totally satisfied withrepparttar 141873 way your life is going today, no matter what age you are, I believe reminiscing aboutrepparttar 141874 past could provide some clues for improving it.

Let me give explain what I mean. There could be certain talents you had inrepparttar 141875 past that you no longer use anymore. Could restoring some of them be of value to you now? Think about that seriously. Are you missing out on something in your life today that by using some past talents you could improve your lifestyle? Maybe you could even solve a persistant problem you are having in your life.

Let's review for a moment and see if this joggles your memory:

* What was your profession and how successful were you?

* Did you have any unique talents?

* Were you good at solving problems?

* Were you a good negotiator?

* Were you a team leader?

* Did you have a positive attitude most ofrepparttar 141876 time?

I could go on and on but just let me encourage you to brainstorm about your past. You may have even forgotten about some of you past talents forrepparttar 141877 moment. It sure happened to me about a year ago.

Here's my story: I'd been onrepparttar 141878 internet for years trying to develop an online business without success. One day I saw an ad about a free teleseminar on how to author an ebook. I signed up for it and it excited me aboutrepparttar 141879 possibility that I may haverepparttar 141880 talent to become a published author.

After a personal discussion withrepparttar 141881 seminar leader I was excited enough to sign up forrepparttar 141882 entire course. Within a few months I published my ebook directed to senior citzens. Because of this my life has become more exciting and offered me new challenges that stimulate me.

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