Training the Reliable Watch Dog – How to Get Started Today – Part I
By Aidan Bindoff
If Home Security is important to you, then you may want to train your dog to be a reliable watch dog. Some dogs are natural watch dogs, but these dogs will still need training otherwise they can quickly become nuisance barkers. Other dogs are not natural watch dogs, but with training can become excellent watch dogs
The two things we need to train a watch dog are to (1) bark and sush on cue and (2) discriminate between normal sounds and possible intruders. Once we have trained our dog to bark and shush on cue, teaching discrimination between normal sounds and possible intruders is made much easier so it is important to teach bark and shush thoroughly before attempting discrimination training. This installement will focus on teaching bark and shush.