Teaching your dog to speak on command is a fun party trick for most dog owners. But it can also have some benefits as well. When your dog learns that speak is a command and he's expected to do it when you command him to do so, he may control unnecessary barking at the same time. Training the 'speak' command to your dog teaches him that you want to hear his bark when you ask him to bark.
The 'speak' command is a fun command to teach your dog. Having your dog speak to other people creates an introduction to play with other people and builds trust with those who meet your dog. You can use the 'speak' command to have your dog earn treats before he goes outside or goes for a walk or to earn things you know he wants for you to play fetch with him.
Training the 'speak' command is very easy. You can train your dog to speak at any age. Young dogs will have an easier time learning not only the command but also learning that he is to speak only when asked and not at other times. Adult dogs who did not learn the command early on may learn the command quickly and easily but may also struggle with not speaking out of turn. Teaching your dog to speak is simply recognizing when he barks and teaching him that particular action is speaking. This evolves to teaching him that when you say the word "speak", he needs to bark. This is a pretty easy trick to teach your dog and it can be done in a short amount of time. It requires repetition and play time with your dog every day.
To teach your dog to speak, you are going to need some tasty treats. High-value treats during training sessions are always nice to have, but a simple treat for this easy command will do just fine. You may also need a special toy or something that will get your dog excited, forcing him to bark. At least one method requires a partner to knock on the door or ring the doorbell to encourage your dog to bark. Have fun with the' speak' command; it's a great trick that will make anyone around your dog laugh.