A Little Bit Softer Now…








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    March 30, 2011 11:24 amPosted 3 years ago
    Lisa

    Wow!

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    March 30, 2011 11:25 amPosted 3 years ago
    Chris

    You don’t have to speak Japanese to get this one! Great :)

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    March 30, 2011 11:26 amPosted 3 years ago
    L.J.

    I really want to know!

    That is so awesome!

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  • March 30, 2011 11:26 amPosted 3 years ago
    David

    Ohhh..he had a cute nose..

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    March 30, 2011 11:26 amPosted 3 years ago
    Sue

    That is great! I did have one that would lower his bark if I told him to use his “inside voice”.

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    March 30, 2011 11:27 amPosted 3 years ago
    Deepti

    whispering ! beyond cute ! beautiful !!! :)

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    March 30, 2011 11:29 amPosted 3 years ago
    Kat

    I wish I could train my dogs to use their “inside voices ” :)

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  • March 30, 2011 11:30 amPosted 3 years ago
    Pete

    Awesome!

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  • March 30, 2011 11:30 amPosted 3 years ago
    Maxwell

    AAAAW :D

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    March 30, 2011 11:31 amPosted 3 years ago
    Kimberley

    I want a volume control for my dog!

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  • March 30, 2011 11:31 amPosted 3 years ago
    Ettel E

    Ah, I love Jindos!! I think I know the next one I’m teaching my pups!

    Though Charlie can already distinguish between “bark” and “talk to me”.

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    March 30, 2011 11:32 amPosted 3 years ago
    Kathy

    I think you start with soft barks and work up, I’ve been teaching Jack greyhound to bark when he wants to come indoors (rather than body-slamming the glass door…). Sometimes he barks really quietly and I can’t hear that from the other end of the house. So I’m working on turning up his volume. I get him to bark by saying “woof” (I can explain how to start the training in a separate post if anyone’s interested). If he doesn’t bark loud enough I cue him again with “How about a BIG woof?” and I don’t give him a reward until I get a louder bark. He doesn’t have it all down yet, but when he does he should end up with several different ‘volume settings’ similar to the dog in the video.

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      April 1, 2011 5:00 pmPosted 3 years ago
      Michelle M.

      And I thought my basset was the only one that bodyslams the door!
      He gets a running start in the hallway, and then BAM!
      Sometimes, he comes right up to me, and then goes in the hallway & starts running.

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  • March 30, 2011 11:33 amPosted 3 years ago
    Gladys

    cute

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    March 30, 2011 11:33 amPosted 3 years ago
    Vivian

    Too cute!

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  • March 30, 2011 11:40 amPosted 3 years ago
    Stacy

    Our Border Collie knows how to whisper. Sometimes a dog does certain things naturally and you can encourage it to the point they’ll do it on command.

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    March 30, 2011 11:44 amPosted 3 years ago
    Diana

    I actually taught my Duck Toller to do this. Whenever she’d bark, I’d just say “Shhh. Whisper!” and she’d quietly bark. Then I turned that into “Tell me you love me!” and she’d whisper then too. :)

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    March 30, 2011 11:46 amPosted 3 years ago
    Tom

    Funny

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  • March 30, 2011 11:49 amPosted 3 years ago
    Anonymous

    :)

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    March 30, 2011 11:50 amPosted 3 years ago
    Laura

    HA!HA!HA! My Jindo does NOT yet know how to do this, but has the same sweet face as this Shiba Inu. Love, love, love this video!

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    March 30, 2011 11:50 amPosted 3 years ago
    Peggy

    that’s great!!

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    March 30, 2011 11:52 amPosted 3 years ago
    Nicole

    So cute!!!!!!!! My old lab Kelsey (RIP) knew she would get in trouble if she continued to bark to get attention. So, she would stand in front of the TV, stare at you and just open her mouth like she was barking but no sound would come out – over and over again. SO SMART!

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  • March 30, 2011 11:52 amPosted 3 years ago
    Kim

    STOP ! Ha Ha! That was awesome! I need to teach my dog that!!!

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  • March 30, 2011 11:54 amPosted 3 years ago
    Lisa

    I’d love to know because my dogs start loud and stay there!

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    March 30, 2011 11:55 amPosted 3 years ago
    JJ

    really funny :) that doggie was silly :) I need to be happy cause its a really bad day today but that movie did it :) THANK YOU :) – jj

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    March 30, 2011 11:55 amPosted 3 years ago
    bonny

    my dad taught his dogs to whisper buy asking them to speak then when they did he would say shhhh or quietly,when the dog responded he would treat.

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  • March 30, 2011 11:56 amPosted 3 years ago
    Lisa

    I knew someone who taught their dog to “whisper”, but she never really barked at all, so it was almost the same as teaching “Speak!”.

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  • March 30, 2011 11:56 amPosted 3 years ago
    Alison

    Geez, and we can’t teach our dog to do anything!

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    March 30, 2011 12:09 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Gretchen

    Its called “shaping” and so much fun to do with your furkids! Like us hoomans, dogs do things that are natural to their personality, just reinforce what you want and then put a name to it and presto! you have a fun and silly trick. The more you teach, the more easily they learn!

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  • March 30, 2011 12:09 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Penny

    So cute.

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  • March 30, 2011 12:17 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Angelica

    How can I teach that to my 2 Beagles??? Bloody murder bark bark bark!!

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  • March 30, 2011 12:38 pmPosted 3 years ago
    To Dog With Love

    OMD! So cute!
    Diane and Cosmo

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  • March 30, 2011 1:46 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Elysa

    We do this with our chocolate Lab, Dixie (of course, not in Japanese!). We taught her to “whisper” for a cookie. It’s so cute!

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    March 30, 2011 2:10 pmPosted 3 years ago
    The OP Pack

    We need a tutorial now:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  • March 30, 2011 9:13 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Sam

    Wow! How do you teach that?

    Sam

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    March 31, 2011 1:50 amPosted 3 years ago
    Glenda

    My Bearded Collies speak soft on command. I started by teaching them to just speak and then said the word softly “Speak Soft” and rewarded for just a mouth movement and after a few times they caught on to the word “Speak Soft” sometimes they act like they are barking and make no sound at all, it is so cute! My husband added “inside voice” to the speak soft command. Dogs are so amazing!

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  • March 31, 2011 8:50 amPosted 3 years ago
    ihatetoast

    cute! i would love to teach fabian to lower his bark. he barks like a kid’s toy mechanical dog with a faulty speaker. i remind him that he’s a greyhound and shouldn’t bark much to start with. he doesn’t listen.

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    April 30, 2011 4:19 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Louise Joyner

    I have watched this video 47,000 times and laughed every single time. This, by far, is the best thing I have ever seen.

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  • February 27, 2013 6:13 pmPosted 1 year ago
    North Austin Pet Sitting

    I love Akita’s!

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