• Sharon Blakeney-McDonald

    June 7, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Do you mind if I ask what training you are doing to develop your dog defence/protection work… are you working with a decoy? How I encourage one of my dogs to bark was finding something he like to bark at when I didn’t have the assistance from a decoy. My dog would bark at birds that flew on our property or strangers passing our property. I would wait til I could set the situation up to happen and then capture his behaviour of barking by adding the command “speak” and telling him what a good boy he was. To him barking is reinforcing as he likes to guard and chase things away.