My dog is pretty smart, but there’s a few tricks we can’t seem to train her to do. One is “speaking” on command. April is not a huge barker, so getting her to bark in general is tough. The only time she’ll give a little “boof” as we call it (kind of a muffled non-nonchalant bark) is if she hears something outside. Even if I can catch her “boofing” at whatever is outside, and tell her “GOOD SPEAK!”, she seems to only associate the praise with being a watchdog, not actually barking. Anyway, many of our training sessions must look/sound like this ridiculous scene. Lets just say I’m glad no one is recording it.

Any suggestions from other dog owners on how to rain your dog to speak on command?