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Teaching to talk

Discussion in 'Sheltie Training' started by Selena Wohlslagel, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. Selena Wohlslagel

    Selena Wohlslagel Forums Enthusiast

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    I am trying to teach little Luke to talk.he does vocals.kind of growly speak.it worked with My schauzer Pip who went over the Rainbow Bridge at age 13. Has anyone had any experience with this.trying to get him to vocalize I love you
     
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    Nope... I have seen many videos where Malamutes and husky dogs do it!

    Try YouTube...
     
  3. Selena Wohlslagel

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    I intend to keep trying because he is vocalizing and I think he wants to learn.hes pretty darn smart
     
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    We're teaching Brodie 'what does a rooster say' and he can howl/whine a sort of cock a doodle doo. We've taught him to sneeze on command 'do you have a cold?'. He's earned 2 trick titles, will probably go for a 3rd sometime this year. Training is fun and keeps their minds working!
     
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    I just knew they could learn.they are so vocal.wiw WTG Brodie.So proud of you and your mom
     
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    I often teach talking in my classes. Talking and speaking (barking) is usually done with capturing the behaviour, so it does depend on the types of vocalisations your dog does. Deska could 'talk like a pirate' but that's not because I taught him those sounds, he would make pirate sounds when he wanted something but didn't want to bark. I also taught 'speak' as a bark - my dogs would bark if I made a raspberry sound so I captured them barking at me making a raspberry sound. However, I think it's really important to teach a dog 'quiet' at the same time and then move to treating the quiet rather than the bark as soon as they work it out, otherwise they may start barking as an offered behaviour for a reward.
     
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    Thank you that's wonderful news. I knew sheltie have it in them.i am already fluent in raccoon but that's a long story lol. Now I have to teach little Luke and myself what he is commicating. What a super pooch you have. Argh
     
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