Thanks Pam, I have just taught Kolya how to 'speak' on command (three hours
ago). And now I read your post and that is exactly how I taught him. It
happened very spontaneously. We play this game together often, where I sneak
up to him and when he notices me, I raise my arms and jump up high in the air.
He gets very e***d and runs around and barks and when he calms down he comes
back for more. He is not afraid of me when we play this game, he knows it's
only a game and as soon as I say 'enough' and 'come' he comes running wagging
and smiling and we are best buds.
Anyway, during this game I just thought of teaching him how to 'speak' and boy
did he learn it fast.
> To teach a dog to bark on command, find what makes them bark like playing
> e***dly, a knock at the door or doorbell ringing, standing on the other
> side of the door from the dog kind of teasing him/her. When you find what
> works, set up the situation watching your dog closely. Just before he
> barks, or while he barks if it is mutliple barks, say the command ('speak',
> 'talk', etc.) and praise when he barks after you give the command.
> Continue this often throughout a few days and you will have results in no
> > How do you teach a dog to bark on command?