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How to train your dog: Working on Barking issue in crate at agility

www.pamsdogacademy.com First, I want to say that Bandit does love his crate. He will just go in his crate when he is tired at home and when we travel he is sound asleep in his crate. If I could read Bandit’s mind, I would say that he barks out of frustration in the crate when at agility. He wants to be out playing on the equipment, swimming, catching frisbee’s, etc… He knows that we do fun things at the agility field and he does not want to be in his crate while I am out there walking around. (setting up the field, etc…) So, instead of just letting him bark; like many do. I decided that I would work on this behavior and slowly build it to where he learns to be quiet and calm in his crate at agility. He is the same way when he is waiting his turn for another dog or Isabelle to run the course. So, you will see in my next video how I have worked on that as well. The GREAT things about dog is that they teach us how to be patient. Sure I could yell and scream at him to “Be Quiet” like many do, but I do not think that makes the dogs “Be Quiet”. I think that it only stresses them out more and we all know how stress effects humans. I am sure that dogs are not any different. If stress keeps continuing on a daily basis there is bound to be some health problems occur. So. I do not believe yelling will solve the issue, but rather make it worse. Have patience with your dog and train him to be calm in those environments that are over stimulating or exciting or that stress him out

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