Tips to Train Two Bulldogs to Stop Barking When Guests Arrive

By: Sam Kanouse

Published Date: March 1, 2018

In this Omaha dog training session we worked with a pair of English Bulldogs, a three-year-old named Charlie and a five-year-old named Lucy, to help them stop barking at the door when guests arrive.

After I arrived I sat down the the dogs’ guardians to talk about their main dog behavior concerns. One of their biggest concerns was training the dogs to stop barking when guests arrive and be calmer when the guests come into the house. I taught them our Claiming the Door exercise to help the dogs learn how to stay behind an invisible boundary when guests walk through the door. By using this method the dogs have to use self control to stay respectfully behind the boundary, which will help prevent them from jumping up on guests. To see how I accomplished this you can watch the video below.

As you can see in the video above, the dogs adapted quickly to this new method. Since the dogs’ guardians will be expecting a new member of their family to arrive in a couple of months, they can use this exact same strategy to train the dogs to stay behind a boundary in the kitchen when feeding the baby or other areas in the home.

To keep up with this good behavior the guardians will want to continue to use our Petting with a Purpose technique to reward the dogs for good behavior and use the Escalating Consequences to disagree with them. We wrapped up this dog behavior session with Charlie and Lucy’s Roadmap to Success video, which you can watch below.

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