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August 22, 2020 3 min read

Stop Excessive Barking, Jumping and Pulling With a Clicker

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Does this sound familiar?

Your dog is out of control.
Jumping up on you and  your guests,  excessive barking, and dragging you every where on the leash?

One little tool called a  clicker can be the answer.

Most traditional training methods work to some degree and they’ve been around hundreds of years for a reason.

However, the results these training methods give you are hit and miss.  Sometimes they work and often they don’t.
We even tried a bunch of these methods on our beagles, and well……  they didn’t work so well.

We almost completely gave up until we learned about clicker training.

In just a few minutes we had our formerly uncooperative dogs, sitting peacefully, staying on command, and coming when called.
Pretty good right?  I know what you are thinking.

It’s pretty easy to train a dog to do the simple things.   But what about true behavioral problems?

Clicker training is a very powerful method to solve the most frustrating and impossible problems too.

The trainers in these videos all use positive reinforcement methods to solve these three common dog behavior problems by using a clicker.

  • Your dog jumping on you.
  • Excessive Barking
  • Leash Pulling

Before we dig deeper into the solutions take a look at this short video that explains how to “charge” your clicker by associating getting an award with the sound of the click.
When you dog get’s familiar with the clicker and what to expect when he hears that click, you will have his full attention.

How to MOTIVATE your dog to listen!!!

 

Dog Jumping on you.

Has this happened to you?
You come home and open the door and your best friend goes crazy.
She jumps up on  you, and gets her cute filthy pause all over your new clothes.

You’re happy she’s happy to see you but your dry cleaning bill? Not so much.  

Let’s just say you and your dry cleaner are seeing way to much of each other these days.
The trainers in these two videos show some effective and fun ways to get your pup to to stop jumping on you.

How to Stop Your Puppy Jumping Up!

 

This next video is counter-intuitive.  The trainer actually encourages and trains the dog to jump on command.
Watch the video to see what she does next.

Putting a Dog’s Unwanted Behavior on Stimulus Control (to get Rid of it)-Clicker trained Jumping

 

Excessive Barking

Does this sound familiar?
Your dog barks when someone is at the door and won’t stop…
She barks when no one is around.   She barks when she sees something unfamiliar.
She barks when she’s alone, she barks for attention.
She won’t stop barking on command,  and it seems that everything you try makes the barking worse.

Don’t worry.

All is not lost!  The next four videos show you how to clicker train your pup to bark on command and more importantly to STOP on command.  

Stop Barking at the Door!!

 

How to train your dog not to bark – Episode 1

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How to train your dog not to bark – Episode 2

 

Stop barking on a walk -Barking – Episode 3

 

 Stop Leash Pulling

Is your dog walking you? Instead of the other way around?
I gave up getting my beagles to heal.  Me giving up, a recurring theme right?  
If you own beagles you’ll soon learn to love their “independence” and bemoan their stubbornness.

I know I’m not alone.

I wanted my dogs to stay at my side because they wanted to not because they were avoiding a jerk of a choke collar or some harsh tone coming from me.

The next two videos show how you how to use a clicker to make your walks a pleasure instead of a tug of war.

How to train your dog not to pull- Loose Leash Walking

How to teach your dog to STOP pulling! (part 1)


And there you have it. Solutions to the 3 most common dog behavior problems.

Jan Helge Mathisen
Jan Helge Mathisen


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