Barking at the Doorbell: Dog Training

http://www.pamsdogtraining.com This is an old video but for some reason the link was not working. So, I deleted it and uploaded it again. I won the 2010 APDT…

23 comments on “Barking at the Doorbell: Dog Training

  1. Hi Pam! Great Video! I just wanted to say thank you for uploading so many
    awesome videos and always responding to comments and questions! Your dogs
    are really well trained and I like how your videos are not always about
    tricks but also about other behavior problems in dogs. Thanks again!!

  2. You are welcome! Thank you for your kind words! I really appreciate it! I
    love helping people which really helps dogs. My dogs are not perfect and
    have their issues. However, for the most part they are really great dogs
    and I am very proud of them. πŸ™‚ I was wondering if you voted for my dog
    training business? The link is on my channel in the main video there. I
    would really appreciate the vote. Have a wonderful day! Pam

  3. Yes, in the video I show going to a dog bed. You can use a mat, dog bed,
    going to another room, etc…

  4. This was great! My rat terrier barks at door bells on TV (we don’t have one
    in our house, but her previous owners did.) She also goes ballistic at
    knocks on our door. we can use this to train her to react to knocks, too!

  5. Your dog is so smart!!! Mine seem so thick-headed in comparison…What
    training treats do you use?

  6. I use tons of different types of training treats but my dogs love cheese
    the best. I usually mix regular dry dog food with some cheese about 1/2 and
    1/2. Then the dry dog food becomes soft and easy for them to chew and must
    smell a bit like cheese. πŸ™‚ I also use roast beef, chicken, turkey and any
    other meat that I have in the refrigerator that has not been cooked with
    spices. πŸ™‚

  7. Opps, ill finish what i wanted to say. I have a 2 year old Min Pin. She
    barks like mad when she hears someone walk on our path along the side of
    the house. or even just walk through the gate at the start of the path. We
    live in a basement suite. I love this video but my question is….how do i
    stop her barking? or does that come with the muscle memory and learning the
    alternate behaviour? Her barking drives me crazy, but i love her to bits.
    LOL

  8. A helpful Doorbell tip: I normally do not have a helper so I use an Smart
    Phone App that makes a doorbell sound. I hold the phone in the same hand as
    the clicker (take a little practice) but I find it works in cases that no
    helper is available. Thanks for all of your helpful tutorials!

  9. Thanks Linda, I use my iPhone for desensitizing and counter conditioning
    dogs to MANY noises now. When I made this video, I did not yet own an
    iPhone or a smart phone. πŸ™‚ You can also get a bluetooth speaker and place
    it in different locations. This way when you make the sound on your iPhone,
    the noise will not come from your hand. You can then move the speaker
    anywhere you would like… πŸ™‚

  10. Pt 1: I would have her on leash and have a friend open the gate and before
    she could bark, you will feed her a favorite treat. Repeat that many many
    times. Then have your friend walk down the path. She is on leash when you
    are working on the not barking, this way you can have her close by and
    reward her before she has a chance to bark. Every time she hears people
    open the gate you will give her treats as well as when they walk down there.

  11. Part 2: If you are not able to be next to her or are not able to reward
    her, then I would have her in another room when you are not able to watch
    and reinforce her BEFORE she barks. If she barks, you could use a positive
    interrupter to have her stop and look at you. You encourage her to come to
    you and then you reward her for coming to you. The key is to reinforce her
    for NOT barking. This means you will have to be ready at all times for when
    people walk past. πŸ™ That makes it hard.

  12. Part 3: However, if you have friends open the gate and walk down the
    path… you know they are there and can set up tons of training sessions in
    order to help desensitize her to those noises. Once you notice her not
    barking as much or not at all, you can take her off leash and practice. The
    leash just keeps her with you and you are able to reinforce the behavior
    you want, which is not barking. πŸ™‚ Good Luck. Let me know how it goes! Pam

  13. THanks so much! In the middle of moving at the moment so will work on this
    at the new house. πŸ˜€ It is also a basement suite with a side path. LOL πŸ˜›

  14. Heey Pam! Thanks so very much for this super helpfull video! But i have a
    problem: my little Yorkie HATES mouthing things and playing with (tug) toys
    and other ropes. He also doesn’t wanna hold objects. Do you have any
    suggestions on other ways to close the crate or to learn him to play tug? I
    got him when he was 12 weeks and was never sociallized or played with…
    When i got him, he already didn’t wanna play, ofcourse thats not normal for
    a puppy!

  15. I have a video on how to build a toy as a reinforcer. Watch that as it
    should help. Once you build the toy as a reward, then you could work on
    closing the crate door. However, you can teach the other steps until you
    get the tug and playing with a tug on cue and build value for it. Good
    luck!

  16. Hi Everyone,
    Check out my YouTube channel (pamelamarxsen) for ‘How to’ Clicker/Marker
    Training videos for Dogs and Cats.
    Thanks! Have a great evening!
    Pam
    Pam’s Dog Academyο»Ώ

  17. Marvelous! Genius! Brilliant! Train the dog to go to the crate even if
    the person is a criminal of all sorts who wants to see if you are home or
    not. Beyond, that, great video.ο»Ώ

  18. Hi Pam, these videos are fantastic!!! I do have a couple of questions:
    1) You also have a video on desensitizing dogs to sounds like doorbells,
    vacuums, etc. Would you suggest working on this as well? Or would that be
    counterproductive, since with this video you’re using the doorbell sound as
    the cue to go to the crate? I’m just not sure if I should be working on
    both, or one at a time, or just one total.
    2) What do you do if the dog is so crazed at the sound of the doorbell
    that he doesn’t run to the crate with you and just keeps barking like mad
    and running to the door?
    Thanks so much!!! ο»Ώ

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