When your Dobie is a puppy those little barking noises are pretty darn cute. But by the time he is a teenager, they can be pretty darn annoying. And by the time he reaches adulthood, they can scare away the mailman and anyone else who dares to approach before you have a chance to open the door. Along with this, his scary barking is starting to upset your neighbors, who are talking about taking some kind of action.
The good news is that Dobies are very intelligent and learn new training very quickly. The fact that they can be taught to be exceptionally quiet is one of the main reasons they are used as guard dogs. By training him to be quiet, you will find going for walks and meeting other people along the way will be a lot more pleasant.
As daunting as it might sound, training your Dobie to stop barking is not as difficult as it might seem. However, while it might seem odd, you need to follow our guide on training your Doberman to speak before you can work on training him not to bark. The younger you start working on teaching your pup to be quiet, the better. v
A puppy's brain is growing pretty fast, making this the perfect time to train your pooch to be quiet along, with many other tasks. In most cases, you will start to see some success within the first couple of weeks if you are working with a pup, a little longer if you are trying to train an older dog. Once you have him properly trained, you should never have to worry about him bothering the neighbors again.
While many different types of training require a significant number of supplies like toys, leashes, training dummies, special sprays, and scents, teaching your pup to be quiet has only one requirement and one item you must have. The requirement is that you have already taught your pup to "speak" on command. The thing you will need is an endless supply of his favorite treats. Oh, and you will need plenty of time and patience to work with your pooch.