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Would teaching a dog to whine reinforce the behaviour?

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Daggre, Jun 19, 2010.


  1. Daggre

    Daggre PetForums Member

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    I would like to teach star to whine on command (so that when she is doing limp i can add sound effects)

    However, i have triggers- when i go upstairs she'll make a noise (she's not anxious or anything, just loves having attention) but I am worried if I start clicking the behaviour it will make her whine more even after she's learnt the trick.

    I don't know wheather to give it a go or not..or if it just isn't a good idea?
     
  2. aloevera

    aloevera PetForums Member

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    I would give it a go. I mean with any trick you teach a dog, they start to naturally do more often. My puppy, instead of sitting down next to me whilst I eat, she is sitting there begging :lol::lol::lol:

    But I think if you could master the whining then the trick would be pretty awesome! good luck! :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  3. Daggre

    Daggre PetForums Member

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    She does it anyway...normally a good 'shut up' down the stairs makes her be quiet xD

    But once she's mastered the trick..i suppose I could teach her 'quiet' as a command (she doens't know it because normally we just use a tone of voice and words such as 'shh' or 'shut up', and she only barks once for speak)
    Then i could reinforce not whining more anyway.
    Mind you whining is preferable to barking...she hardly ever barks, she howls when she does which is rare...stoopid dog :)
     
  4. aloevera

    aloevera PetForums Member

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    Ahaha, well I guess its the same as barking :L if you want your dog to stop barking, you would have to teach it to bark on command then teach it to stop on command :p :thumbup:

    Good luck though :D x
     
  5. Daggre

    Daggre PetForums Member

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    True, I'll give it ago then!

    Thanks.
     
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