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."
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
The menu looks absolutely yummy!
To see more details and RSVP, follow this link