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How to Teach Your Dog Not to Bark, Humanely and Effectively: 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

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52 thoughts on “How to Teach Your Dog Not to Bark, Humanely and Effectively: 3 Things You Can Do Right Now”

  1. I joined to learn how to train my dog, the most important thing i learned is, it’s very hard to do that when you don’t have a dog.

    1. I don’t have a dog either. I subscribed to learn how to handle the dogs at the house where I nanny. Lots of barking & jumping.

  2. I’ve joined the dog training revolution because I find positive reinforcement much more effective than positive punishment based training. I love these videos because they are so helpful and I relish at the fact that this revolution is only getting stronger and bigger.

    1. CreamyBlu Zuniga Balanced training has no punishment in it. At least, good balanced trainers don’t. You gotta learn to tell your dog no.

    2. @DuplinDapper True, but people often mix the two or don’t administer discipline either quickly or effectively. Smacking your dog on the nose or yelling doesn’t work, especially if it’s after the incident has occured. You’re better off making a quick sharp noise (they’ll learn this noise means “I did bad”) then moving on. If you sit for hours giving your dog the cold shoulder they’ll wonder what the hell is going on and they won’t understand.

      Dogs are not human, so treating them like a naughty child won’t work.

    3. @Stettafire , actually all animals learn the same. If psychologists for decades have discerned that punishment has fallout , why use it ?

  3. So glad we found you. We just adopted an adult dog that spent his entire life in a Houston shelter. You have helped us with barking and listening training!

  4. I watch these videos because I love the level of engagement between Zak and the dogs. It’s very real to me and matches the interactions and communications I have and prefer to have with my own dogs.

  5. “That was 7 seconds of silence. Now I’m going to try to get 10 seconds of silence”.
    ^Me at family dinners

  6. Zak Georgeโ€™s Dog Training Revolution

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎI’m glad you guys are enjoying the video! Get MORE dog training tips and examples on instagram! @zakgeorge Download the app and follow me there! I’m very active on instagram! I do live shows and post new videos all of the time!

    1. I have a Maltipoo I live in my truck at the moment due to circumstances in my life anyway, my Momo barks at everything help she is 8 years old and I saved her from a backyard two years ago she was in really bad shape she is happy and healthy and way barking even to people she knows except for me and my husband, any suggestions.

    2. Shantastically Shanny

      @Sandra Wells I dunno – I think its a common courtesy to take your shoes off when a guest in someone else’s home ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ especially since he works with other dogs and can track infectious bacteria throughout the house that could make their dog sick ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ- maybe carrying hospital style booties is the answer if he wants to leave them on?? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘Œ

    3. Maybe you could try finding a treat your dog does like, make your own, or play with her as a reward. What type of dog did you adopt?

    4. I don’t even feel like I can leave my house,my dogs bark non-stop! Our neighbors are completely rude to us constantly sending us rude messages! We told them before they bought the house next to us, that we had dog’s and they said that’s ok!
      We have tried everything to get them to be quiet! And our neighbors are making our lives miserable!

  7. Your videos are timeless! I’m watching 4 years after publication in preparation for getting my first dog. Thanks Zak, loving your work

  8. Our dog always barks at us when we try to watch tv so I tried the same tactic Zak uses when she’s in the crate & he’s talking to the camera. We turned on a show that we’ve seen before so it wasn’t really one that we needed to hear & I kept the treats on the couch next to me where our dog couldn’t get them. We started “watching” the show & every time he stopped barking, I quickly looked at him, said “yes, shhhh, quiet” and tossed him a treat. By the end of the 30 min episode he was laying quietly & not barking at all. We’ve continued practicing “shhhh, quiet” in other scenarios where he starts barking at us & he’s doing great with almost no barking now. When he does start barking, he responds very well to our command for quiet & we’re much less stressed, lol. Thanks for all the great videos, Zak! ^_^

    1. This is how our first couple of days went, but then Sophie started extortion barking. I just don’t know what to do now.

    2. CrouchingWombatHiddenQuoll

      @Stacy Dew hey Stacey, our dog brought a pebble in from the yard once and dropped it on the coffee table. It was so cute we gave her a snack treat ๐Ÿ˜ฒ. Now we hundreds of pebbles in the coffee table draw. She delivers a pebble and demands payment ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  9. I joined the dog training revolution because I love your approach to dog training, how you advocate communication over blunt control. It truly is the most effective approach and builds the deepest bond.

  10. I am loving all Zak’s videos as I anxiously await getting a new pup after losing my dog of 17 years a few months ago!! I am trying to get myself in the “training a new puppy” mindset!

  11. thank you for developing a cruelty free way of training dogs, I have incorporated many of your techniques and they work amazingly well!! keep it up

  12. My friends binge watch Netflix, I binge watch Zak George dog training videos. I am reading his first book as well and still searching for my new dog since my best canine friend died after 13 years. Loving all his explanations and solutions.

  13. Thank you for all of your videos! I have an Aussie as well and have been training him to do additional tricks and his barking during training wakes the neighbors! ๐Ÿคฃthis video helps me greatly!

  14. *Love **** Love that guy. His book contains some of the easiest instructions to follow to get the best results. I have two 7 month old schnoodle puppies. They will sit, down, stay, No, leave it. walk on a leash and more. I trained them NOT to crowd the door and dash out. Just follow his methods and use a lot of patience. If you have watched his TV show, you get a really good idea how to do a lot of the stuff in the guide. What you don’t see on TV is how much TIME he really spends doing those easy things. All I can say is if you put in the time and patience and hundreds of repeititons, you will enjoy a really well behaved dog.*

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