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Feeling a little confused about where to start with our new rescue. He's about a year or so old, little jack Russell dachshund looking mix.

He has a few problem behaviors I'd like to work on. Barking and chewing stuff/stealing from other dog. Was going to start with "leave it" as it seemed simpler that the barking issue, but training leaving instigates barking. (He barks when I don't hand over the treat)

Any advice more than welcome. He barks for attention or to get food. He doesn't bark for doorbell or new people coming in.

Need to teach "quiet" reliably asap
 

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Feeling a little confused about where to start with our new rescue. He's about a year or so old, little jack Russell dachshund looking mix.

He has a few problem behaviors I'd like to work on. Barking and chewing stuff/stealing from other dog. Was going to start with "leave it" as it seemed simpler that the barking issue, but training leaving instigates barking. (He barks when I don't hand over the treat)

Any advice more than welcome. He barks for attention or to get food. He doesn't bark for doorbell or new people coming in.

Need to teach "quiet" reliably asap
I am just about to teach my dog to do just that, to bark for a treat so that I can get him to bark on command, it is actually a great way for a dog relieve stress and can be used to help PTSD in dogs (my dog does not have that, but I want him to speak on command). Once a dog can bark on command, you can then teach quiet.
 

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Started work today. Getting him to bark is easy. Just feels wrong asking him to do the exact thing that drives me bonkers.

He seems a bit....pea brained. I'm used to my super crazy smart dog that can practically predict what I'm trying to teach her. This is going to be interesting.
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Started work today. Getting him to bark is easy. Just feels wrong asking him to do the exact thing that drives me bonkers.

He seems a bit....pea brained. I'm used to my super crazy smart dog that can practically predict what I'm trying to teach her. This is going to be interesting.
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hahaha I also have one of those.

Have you tried waiting for him to quiet down and only then clicking and treating?

That video of Dr Sophia Yin and blowing in the dogs face comes to mind.

or this maybe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp_l9C1yT1g
 

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Thank you. Yes, that is what I am doing. He barks and I ignore them when he gets quiet, I click and treat


Please let it work soon.
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