How do you teach a dog to bark?

United States
October 25, 2015 11:59pm CST
Seriously, how do you teach a dog to bark whenever someone rings the doorbell or knocks? Our little Shih Tzu has never been a barker, but our Lab does, when she is in her back yard. But neither dog will bark when someone is at the door. I would like it if the Lab would bark when someone is at the door, because sometimes I'm in my office working and I don't hear the door. The only way I know someone is there, is if I see one of the dogs jumping by the door. Anyone have any suggestions or tips?
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@allknowing (45476)
• India
26 Oct 15
Preiti barks normally but if I want her to bark at a particular time I keep saying 'who, who ' a few times. She becomes alert and starts barking. Try it.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
Thanks, we'll have to try that.
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@allknowing (45476)
• India
26 Oct 15
@lilnana1111 Do get back if you succeed
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@boiboing (11280)
• Northampton, England
26 Oct 15
I think if you have dogs that don't bark, then you're rather lucky. One of our cats had no miaow when he came to live with us because he'd never NEEDED one because his kitty mum was always with him. He found it when he got himself shut in a cupboard.and needed to get our attention.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
She barks outside a lot, just not at the door.
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@lady1993 (12520)
• Philippines
26 Oct 15
My dog, also a labrador barks at anyone we didn't teach her to bark, she just barks at strangers I have no idea how to teach dogs to bark either
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• United States
26 Oct 15
I guess we'll have to some how come up with a way to teach her.
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@LadyDuck (75913)
• Switzerland
26 Oct 15
The golden retriever of my niece barks when she is happy, so usually she barks when someone is allowed inside so she can get cuddles, but not when she hears someone by the door.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
I think it's because she followed our other dog that just gets excited when people come to the door.
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@jstory07 (43182)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Oct 15
I had a dog that would only bark at strangers. I do not know how to get a dog to bark.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
Maybe I can find something online that will show us.
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