Dogs Talking? How to Teach Your Dog to Talk!

So, you want to teach a dog to talk? This is a very useful command; it is a good trick and can even pave the way for your dog talking to you to warn you that they need attention. While you are teaching your dogs talking, it is a great idea to teach the quiet as well. The 2 commands work well to combine and the training procedure is very same. In this blog, we will cover how to teach a dog to talk and to be quiet. Some experts recommend teaching talk first, then quiet, many others recommend doing it the other way around. The ultimate decision is yours – you know your dog well, after all!!!

Steps to Teach Your Dog to Talk

Teaching your dog to talk can be a fun way to engage your dog and curb any excessive barking behavior. To learn how to teach a dog to talk and gain some control over another barking, check on the step-by-step guides below:

Use positive reinforcement

If you want to train your pet to bark in response to hand signals or speaking commands, you will have to reward barking occasionally. Having a pet treat ready will make it easier to instantly show your barking dog that only certain types of barking – barks that are in response to a specific stimulus – will be rewarded.

Teach your dog a quiet command

Before you encourage your pet’s barking, you’d teach them a quiet command. To do this, you will need a bottle filled with coins and a few dog treats. When your pet barks excessively, say quiet, shake the penny bottle, and say quiet once again. As the day go by, shake the bottle less and less and rely a lot more on verbal command. When your pet stops barking, treat them. Keep many penny bottles around the home in main areas where excessive barking is common – near the kitchen, front door, couch, etc. Teaching your pet how to stop barking will make your training process easier to manage.

Encourage the dog to bark

A vocal bet will be easier to train to bark on cue. If you’ve a quieter pet, prompt them to bark by getting them excited with a favorite toy or by having anyone else in your household ring the doorbell.

Mark the bark

Once your dog barks, mark the behavior with a vocal command like “speak or talk”. Then, give your pet a tasty treat to reinforce the command. As you move forward with your training, be certain to mark one bark at a time so your pet doesn’t get the impression that you’re rewarding them for barking wildly.

Add hand signal

Next, add a hand gesture or signal to reinforce the vocal command. When your pet barks, say speak and use a hand signal (for example, closing or opening your 1st while holding it in front of your face). Continue using verbal care with your hand gesture for the remainder of your training sessions. Your bet will eventually learn that the sign and the verbal cue represent the dogs talking command.

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Talk to your pet a lot

Before dogs will be able to talk, we need to speak to them. We need to speak to them way more than just giving commands. Some of you might already do this, but for others, it might look strange to talk to your dog often. But just like kids, dogs learn words by hearing words. Think about babies, even if they can’t talk yet; we talk to them because we know each word we say is impacting their language development. Picture your pet as a toddler or baby soaking in everything you are saying. It’ll all eventually come out. To best help, your dog learns to talk, and use short, simple words and repetitive language to talk about rightly what is occurring at the time or what’s about to occur. Here’re couples of instances:

Teaching your word to eat –
“Jenny, time to eat let’s get your food. Are you ready to eat? Eat, eat, and eat! Jenny Eats.”
Teaching the work walk –
“Jenny, want to go for a walk? Yeah! Let’s go! Jenny and Stella go for fun! Walk, Walk and Walk.”
Observe Words

Pets are learning what we talk about

As your talking to your dog more and more, start observing the words you say most frequently. We all use many different words initiatively. We just need to be aware of our vocabulary patterns because our pets are learning what we talk about. For instance, when talking about food, I instinctively say, to eat most often. But you might also say food or hungry more than you say eat word. This would be key to realize before choosing words to teak your pet. You’ll want to pick the words your beloved dog hears most often and therefore is likely to understand best. After you are naturally talking to your pet throughout the day, during your outing, fill out this chart to learn what words you are saying in different sorts of situations.

Teaching your buddy to be quite

You might prefer to start with this – do talks naturally, after all – or you might prefer to have them barking on command 1st and teach quiet afterward. Either way, the procedure is the same, with a few important alternations:

-Gets your dog barking again – you can use the command or the play method, I mentioned above.

-Wait until they stop, and reward this behavior with a sweet treat.

-Once they are silent (and as you are rewarding them), name this behavior. Quite works well or stop enough etc. as long as the command is not too same as your pet’s name or one more phase, it should work.

-As above, repeat this until your pet is fully comfortable, and then start using the command before the treat, rewarding your buddy when they play along.

-Phase out the treats; practice the 2 commands in conjunction with each other and several different areas.