Dog Guard Training

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Dog Guard Training

Although you may find that your barking dog is an effective burglar alarm and brilliant protection, you need the ability to be able to control your dog’s barking. If your dog barks at everything and anything rather than at specific things such as alerting you to something dangerous, a stranger or a fire alarm, then this problem needs to be dealt with.

If you want protection for your home from your dog, the best command to use is the ‘guard’ command as opposed to the ‘speak’ command. The use of the ‘guard’ command will be much more threatening and more of a deterrent to a burglar as the burglar does not know how your dog has been brought up to guard your home. The ‘guard’ command does not mean that that your dog will physically attack someone but your dogs barking alone should be enough security for both the inside and outside of your home.

Dog Guard Training

In order to teach your dog the ‘guard’ or ‘speak’ command, you should tie him using his lead from an item that cannot be moved such as a stake in the ground. Once your dog is tied, stand 3 feet away from him with his favourite toy or a treat and dangle it in the air. By doing this you are teasing the dog and he should then bark. As he barks give him the toy or the treat. Once your dog has done this next stage is to swap the toy or treat with your verbal praise. You should use the ‘guard’ or ‘speak’ command as soon as your dog begins to bark. One important point to remember is that timing is essential, and by watching his body language you are able to tell when he is about to start barking.

Teaching your dog when to stop barking is just as important, if not more so, than training your dog when to bark. To control your dogs barking give the ‘quiet’ command whilst he is barking. If your dog still continues to bark, tell him ‘no’ in a firm voice.

Dog Guard Training

When your dog has successfully learned when he should bark and when he should stop, you should try and use these commands at further distances whilst continuing his training. Your dog needs to know and be able to respond correctly to these commands at any distance. Once your dog is able to respond to these commands in the right way, the next step is to untie him and get him used to responding to the commands
when he is free. Both you and your neighbors should benefit greatly from this training as everyone can have a peaceful, bark-free night.

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14 thoughts on “Dog Guard Training”

  1. Luna S says:

    I am amazed at what dogs are able to be taught, it is crazy what they can do and it is always amazing to see them in action.

    1. Chesz D says:

      Nice article. I was thinking of what better way to teach our new dog.

  2. ellypaunoska says:

    Lovely post about controlling dogs, some of this i must try with my dog.

    1. Arun says:

      I didn’t know this. My cousin bought a dog last week. Just shared with him so he can train his dog to guard.

  3. Slavica says:

    Great post! Many people disregard proper dog training because they can’t afford to pay a trainer. This way I can do it myself.

  4. Renata says:

    It’s great to train dogs – makes life easier for everyone. I like dogs, however, I’m annoyed when they are not trained and are molesting.

  5. Ruchi Verma says:

    My sister recently got a Dog I will be sharing this with her she would really love to read this

  6. aisasami says:

    I have seen this kind of training by pros but never really implement with our past family dogs. It is an interesting topic though.

  7. Wow! There is a lot of work that goes into training…not that I didn’t believe it, but to actually read it is eye opening.

  8. Polly says:

    I started training my puppy when he was young and oh boy, you need a lot of patience and determinations to do that. Thank you for the tips

  9. Bindu Thomas says:

    Most people don’t know the effort and patience behind it when they see the well trained dogs. Interesting post.

  10. Akriti says:

    With the right kind of training, dogs can be taught almost anything. They’re really smart!
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  11. Be Back After says:

    It is amazing how smart dogs are and what they are capable of is actually inspiring

  12. Jessica A says:

    unfortunately my dogs are too small to be guard dogs. someone can eat them for dinner. 🙁 but i like this guide though. My aunt can sure use it.

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