Saturday, May 16, 2009

How To Stop Your Dog Barking

This bit was left out of Dog Talk published today in Weekender, the Star Malaysia:

How To Stop Your Dog Barking
You need: one dog treat and one barking dog.
Method: When your dog barks, say, “quiet” in a calm voice and hold up the treat by the dog’s nose. Your dog will automatically stop barking because of the treat. The second he or she stops barking, praise and pet. Count to three and give the reward.
Repeat next time but praise during 5 seconds of silence before giving treat.
Gently increase the time between the command “quiet” and the treat. Eventually you can replace the treat entirely with praise.

Also, please note that Lisa Kuok is holding an event "In aid of Furry Friends Farm and the rescue of the Pulau Ketam dogs" on Sunday, May 17 at 12:30pm.

Event: In aid of Furry Friends Farm and the rescue of the Pulau Ketam dogs "Putting your money where your mouth is - for a good cause."
What: Fundraiser
Host: Lisa Kuok
Start Time: Sunday, May 17 at 12:30pm
End Time: Sunday, May 17 at 2:30pm
Where: Sri Nyonya Restaurant, 14 Jalan 22/49, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Phone: 0122138233

The menu looks absolutely yummy!

To see more details and RSVP, follow this link


Ailurophile said...

Sound advice indeed. If only I could stop my neighbour's dog from barking...

Hope you all had a great week. All the best for the fundraiser :)

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Thanks for the advice on yappy dogs. Now if only we could stop the 200+ dogs at the SPCA from barking at the top of their voices simultaneously each time any dog is taken out for a wash/walk/ is adopted. It drives the Neighbourhood Fascists crazy and then they complain to the local authorities that they want the animal shelter shut down. :o( Where would the animals go, then?

I hear the buffet raised a good deal of money for FFF's dog rescue ops. I hope Sabrina stays strong in spite of all the attempts by certain people to sabotage her and FFF. Malaysians are not as stupid as we sometimes appear, truth spreads almost as quickly as rumours do, and people can tell who walks the talk and who talks the walk, and people will extend help to those who they know are sincerely helping the animals.

Best wishes from my brood and me.

Cezar and Léia said...

Cool informations!
Have a nice week!
purrs and love from Brazil
Luna ( and mommy Léia )

Anya said...

Bedankt voor de informatie Ellen :)

purrss van Kareltje
groetjes van mij (@^.^@)