Barking, part 1

Teaching Quiet and Speak commands and addressing common household barking due to excitement or nervous anticipation

The easiest way to teach quiet is to first teach the speak command on cue, so that you can then train a dog to be quiet when it is not overly excited by whatever is causing it to bark. Before we go further on the topic of unwanted barking, begin by teaching the dog the Speak and Quiet commands as outlined below.