Whether you are a breeder or a new puppy owner, your barking puppies can learn to be quiet with a few simple steps!
How cute is it when you walk into a room full of barking puppies jumping on the side of the pen saying “Pick me, pick me!”? Don’t you love that your new puppy is so excited to see you that he barks and jumps when you walk in the room? How bad can barking puppies be when they are only babies? It doesn’t really affect how those puppies will behave as adult dogs, does it?
I started to think about this when one of our Your Litter A to Z students said she had no problem getting the puppies to sit for their meals but wondered how she could get them to be calm and quiet when she entered the room rather than jumping on and barking from the pen.
Gayle’s blog Puppies Learn Best What They Learn First lists four behaviors breeders unintentionally teach their puppies. In this blog I will discuss a behavior that breeders deal with all the time–puppies demanding attention by barking and jumping on the side if their pen, and how to stop it.