The Siberian Husky is perhaps best known for its delightful singing voice. In fact, while Huskies will sing, whine, and chirp, they do not tend to bark very often. But the one thing that is very cool about Huskies, is that they love to please their owners and are willing to take on any task you are willing to put in the time to train him. Teaching your Husky to bark on command is a great way to get started training him to be quiet.
For many dogs, the best option is to teach both "Speak" and "Quiet" on command at the same time if you can. But, there are other methods of teaching your dog to bark on command that simply teach your pup to bark but do nothing to teach him to stop. Here, we are concentrating on teaching him just to bark.
The basic idea is to train your dog to bark on command. Keep in mind that barking is one of only a few ways your pup has of communicating. With this in mind, you should never attempt to strip your pup of his voice. This being said, there is no reason why you cannot train your dog to bark on command and only on command.
There are a number of ways you can about this, but once you choose one, be sure to stick to it. This will help keep the training moving along smoothly and help your pup learn to speak much more quickly. Be patient and work with your pooch frequently and he will figure it all out.
Before you start working on teaching your pup to bark, he needs to have mastered the basic commands of 'sit', 'stay', 'come', and 'down'. Teaching him these commands first helps to establish the pecking order in your "pack" and lets your pup see what his place in the pack is. You will also need a few supplies to facilitate the training. These include:
Along with these, you must have plenty of time and patience as this training is best done in short sessions of about 15 minutes two or three times a day. It can take a few weeks to master, but keep working on it with your pooch and he will figure it all out.