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Old 01-06-2015, 09:06 PM
 
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I think teaching not to bark at UPS way harder!
That's for sure! It was easy to teach my dog the wait command when I set her food bowl down, along with dozens of other commands and tricks.

But barking at the doorbell? I've tried for 6+ years with little luck. She knows the "quiet" command (and also bark and whisper), and obeys that command in most situations, but when the doorbell rings I guess her "protect the fortress" instinct kicks in, and she barks like a maniac.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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It's actually not that difficult. We taught Macie this when we got her as a puppy. When we got Molly (an adult rescue) a few years ago, she actually just learned from Macie - it didn't take but a few days. What is funny is that we feed them one after the other, and outside so when it's breakfast/dinner time and we go to fill the dishes Molly knows that Macie eats first and if she's outside, she comes bounding in. Macie eats, potties and comes directly inside and Molly goes outside and sits and waits for our signal (in our house it's "all done" - years ago a trainer told us that that often works better than "ok" because we use OK so frequently in everyday use that it was too easy to say and inadvertently releasing the dog to do something when that was not the intention).

I agree, the barking at the UPS guy? I haven't figured out that one yet.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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But barking at the doorbell? I've tried for 6+ years with little luck. She knows the "quiet" command (and also bark and whisper), and obeys that command in most situations, but when the doorbell rings I guess her "protect the fortress" instinct kicks in, and she barks like a maniac.
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I agree, the barking at the UPS guy? I haven't figured out that one yet.
It's the sexy brown outfits.

Here was Artie letting me know that the mail (USPS) was here. It was five gazillion times worse when it was UPS.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AWg...ature=youtu.be
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