How do you motivate your dog to be quiet while you’re training him? I can hear the old adage “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks” right now. Well, this is one lesson that’s definitely out of date. For all you non-dog lovers, you can actually teach your dog new tricks… sort of.
To motivate your dog to be quiet while training, you need to do it the right way, the best way, and in the most efficient way. As I said, you can’t teach old dogs new tricks.
The best way is to give them something to do. Let’s say your dog loves to chase little birds. You can give him a ball or a frisbee to chase. Or, maybe your dog loves to chase cats. You can give him an ottoman or some cushions to chase. Just something new and exciting.
The most efficient way is to set them up for success. Let’s say you’ve just got your puppy and you want him to be quiet when you ask him to, then you don’t ask your dog to bark. You’re just standing there watching him.
So, he won’t know what you want. And that should be pretty effective. And yes, it takes some practice to get it right. This is what the professionals use to train the dogs. They set up the dog for success in advance.
This has the unfortunate side effect of making your training sessions seem boring and tedious. Like they have to go to these long and boring sessions just to get your dog to be quiet. But in truth, once they get into the right routine, it’s like one command and they do it all the time.
It’s pretty easy to set up in advance, but it takes a bit more effort to get your dog to follow that routine. But that’s not the most important part of the process. The most important part is getting your dog to be quiet. The other important part is that you set up the routine for getting your dog to be quiet.
There is an easy way to get your dog to be quiet: Just tell him to be quiet. That’s it. All you have to do is tell him to be quiet, and then he should do it. Of course, he won’t be perfect. He won’t always be perfect. But, that’s the easy part. The hard part is getting him to do it.
In the end, the most important thing in dog training is to get your dog to do it.