Our 3 month old pup has found her voice. We need to teach her to moderate her barking or I can see this getting out of hand. What is the best way to train this?
e.g. I have heard about teaching them to 'speak', then 'shush' partnerd with that, but I'm not sure about this idea... Are there any other good methods? What have you found to work well?
BTW, she barks...
- to invite/incite play
- when she realises we are going out (or sometimes just to bed) without her
- the first few minutes in the car
She does not usually bark at the doorbell / people / to guard. What little guard barking she does tends to be a single nice deep bark, instead of the higher pitched, repeating, loud bark she uses in the above situations!
Thanks for your help!