Stopping a Dog From Barking at People Who Move with a Little Counterconditioning

By: David Codr

Published Date: August 6, 2019

For this Omaha in home dog training session we helped a pair of Scottish Terrier’s (Mini left, Olive on the right); using counterconditioning to stop Mini from barking at people who move.

Stopping a dog from barking at people who move is a two part process. First, you need to make sure the dog understands and respects the human asking it to stop barking. The second part is creating a situation where the dog can practice not barking. I like to stop dogs from barking at things by using counterconditioning.

You can learn how to stop a dog from barking when people move by watching the free dog training video below.

The best part of counterconditioning is you can use it for most anything a dog is fearful or reactive to, as long as you keep the dog sub threshold. You don’t have to be a professional Scottie dog trainer to do it.

But before we went through this positive dog training exercise to teach a dog to stop barking at people who move, we spent a good portion of time discussing the dog’s daily life. As a dog behaviorist, I find that a lack of rules and structure are often a leading contributing factor when you have a dog who barks at people to disagree.

To help the guardians remember all the positive dog training tips we covered in this in home Omaha dog training session, we shot a roadmap to success video.

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