10-16-2009, 09:39 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
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Crio-just read on your teaching to speak.
This is how I teach it (haven't taught Mikey yet though)
I get a treat, and give the command for speak (I say speak and make a talky sign with my hand) then I just sit there. Eventually (sooner for ruder dogs!) they will get fed up and bark at you for being a jerk! A few more tries and they get it.
I taught my parents dog Mandy (part husky-she's very vocal) and then delineated it into two commands-speak and sing. Speak is barking and singing is her husky 'complaining'/howling.