How to stop spoiled chihuahuas from barking at everything?
We recently moved in with my grandmother and she has 2 extremely spoiled chihuahuas that bark at EVERYTHING. I cannot get my grandmother to change her behavior, and she lets the dogs do anything they like. How can I train these dogs to stop barking when she will not work to change their behavior?
on Dec 6th 2012
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Short answer is you can't. Unless gramma gets on noard anything you try is doomed to fail. Training needs to be consistent in order to get behaviour to change.
You can try to teach them to bark on cue. That can help. You can capture, mark & reward the bark. Then add a verbal cue. Once they know the cue you simply never give it again.
Wiley answered on 12/6/12. Helpful? / 0