That's funny. I have often heard that to get them to stop barking you need to teach them to "speak" and then the "no speak." Then you can tell them "no speak" to get them to stop barking. It never worked for me, though. I couldn't get them to bark on command in order to teach them the "no speak" and when I did get one to bark everyone else started in and then I couldn't even be heard over them.
My new girl has not been taught obedience or tricks at this point. She is just starting to learn to sit on command. I would have thought she would know "sit," "down," "come," and "stay," but when I ask her to sit or down she doesn't seem to know what I am talking about. She is about 4 1/2, but did conformation shows and got her championship, then went to live with 2 different people who ended up not having time for her. I think that now she is insecure because if I leave her in the back yard to get something out of the truck she will jump the fence and come running. She is also so velcro that I can't even see where she is.
I don't know if I will be able to use clicker training because I don't know where any of my clickers are. But I can use voice to mark her actions instead of the clicker.
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