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Old 06-12-2013, 07:58 PM
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Default Teaching 'speak'

I have always taught my dogs to speak on command easily but then again... they were shelties.

Mia is incredibly barky so you'd think this would be easy. I have been marking her barking. She yaps when she's frustrated so it's fairly easy to get her to make noises. As I am marking them, she stops barking.... She switches over to just doing a silent bark essentially? She will look at me and move her mouth like she's barking but won't actually make any noise. Which is cute and all but not a 'speak'. Haha

It's the weirdest thing...

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Mia CGC - (6 1/2 year old Papillon)
Summer TG3 TIAD - (11 year old Papillon)
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:04 PM
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Maybe it's because it's so emotional (from frustration) that she's not really thinking about it. So it's sort of like if you reward a dog while growling it won't make them growl more because you changed the emotion. At least she seems to be trying lol.

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