Teaching to bark at someone?

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Teaching to bark at someone?

Post by Tyler Durden » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:45 pm

Hey,

Protection training is going well, but my boy doesn't really "turn up" to his full 100% barking at the decoy. I've seen him bark at other things with ferocity (more so than most bark and hold videos), but at the decoy he would go to about 30% of his potential. My trainer says not to worry because it shows he has a clear head and doesn't get stressed in the face of danger but I would really love for him to be a bit more "reckless" with his alert bark. I would like to know what methods you guys used to bring that out of their dogs. By the way he would bark ferociously at a neighbors bitch who was behind a fence, neither my dog or my neighbors is fixed so he might have been stressed that he couldn't get to the bitch.

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Re: Teaching to bark at someone?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:08 pm

im not sure I understand, do you want him to bark on command or just get more juice out of him?
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Re: Teaching to bark at someone?

Post by Tyler Durden » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:46 am

Dutchringgirl wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:08 pm
im not sure I understand, do you want him to bark on command or just get more juice out of him?
I thought I was clear, he barks at 30% at the decoy...I want to get more juice out of him.

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Re: Teaching to bark at someone?

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:03 pm

It will come with time! Stick to one decoy and let him develop the dog! Rushing things is not good in dog training... my dog went from barely barking to 100 barks in the blind... be patient

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Re: Teaching to bark at someone?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:23 pm

Tyler Durden wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:46 am
Dutchringgirl wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:08 pm
im not sure I understand, do you want him to bark on command or just get more juice out of him?
I thought I was clear, he barks at 30% at the decoy...I want to get more juice out of him.
Your title stated " teaching to bark at someone" So hence, the confusion
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Re: Teaching to bark at someone?

Post by Indi » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:59 pm

Tyler Durden wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Hey,

Protection training is going well, but my boy doesn't really "turn up" to his full 100% barking at the decoy. I've seen him bark at other things with ferocity (more so than most bark and hold videos), but at the decoy he would go to about 30% of his potential. My trainer says not to worry because it shows he has a clear head and doesn't get stressed in the face of danger but I would really love for him to be a bit more "reckless" with his alert bark. I would like to know what methods you guys used to bring that out of their dogs. By the way he would bark ferociously at a neighbors bitch who was behind a fence, neither my dog or my neighbors is fixed so he might have been stressed that he couldn't get to the bitch.
I think you're trainer's right. I've got a german shepherd that only arced up when things got serious. During PP, the dog would tend to bark only as a warning, only stepping it up as the decoy stepped it up in a more threatening manner. It wasn't until I left my wife with the dog one day when we were out for a walk and saw a couple of young guys approach her (they were drunk and wanted to pat the dog) while I was across the road that the dog really went hard at them (to the extent of his leash).

Some people look at a dog like that during PP and think it lacks drive or presence. But I like a dog with a clear head that doesn't bark or get aggressive at the drop of a hat. That's a dog that thinks before it acts and knows how to assess a threat. Sounds like you have a good dog.

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Re: Teaching to bark at someone?

Post by Tyler Durden » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:01 am

I know it's been a while but thanks for the input.

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