If you're a dog owner, you probably have worked hard to teach your pup a trick or two. It's always fun to teach them to do things like high fives and speaking. Brady & Graffiti are corgi brothers (actually, they are uncle and nephew) and their dad unintentionally taught Graffiti to be quiet...and it's the cutest thing ever!
Their dog dad shared the video on Friday, January 19th, and I've probably watched it ten times! The video starts with Graffiti walking towards dad. Dad says "Shhhhh!" and Graffiti immediately starts moving more slowly. Make sure your sound is on because the music fits the scene perfectly!
Is this not the cutest? The Pink Panther song was the best possible song dog dad could've put with the video! Graffiti doesn't know what's going on, but he definitely gets what "Shhhh" means! @Brady & Graffiti fans got a kick out of the video, too. @joocy_orange said, "His ears when you say “shhh” is killing me LOL!" @Linda shared, "My corgi can’t be quiet if his life depended on it, but he can hear you peel a banana from the next room!" @Gage Emerson91 laughed, "My corgi is so sassy she could never be this quiet!"
Can You Teach Your Dog to Be Quiet?
After reading through a lot of the comments, I learned a few of things: Corgis love to bark, they bark a lot and do it very loudly, and also that people want to know how to teach their dogs to be quiet.
There are several ways that you can teach your dog to be quiet. You can try the "shhh" (the quiet command) method that seems to work for Graffiti. You could purchase a "bark collar", but I'm not a fan of that. My grandparents used to have a coffee can full of pennies that they would shake every time their dog barked, but I remember them doing it a lot so I'm not sure if that's a good method or not.
Other tips to get your dog to stop barking are pretty simple...it seems the key to success is consistency. If your dog barks at a knock on the door, praise your pup and give them a treat. After a while, they'll learn that one bark is enough. The American Kennel Club says that exercise will also help - a tired dog doesn't bark as much as one with pent up energy. Dog toys and puzzles can also help keep them busy. And if your dog is barking to get your attention, just ignore them. If they know that you will pay attention to them on command, they'll continue to bark.
We used to have two West Highland Terriers, and the quiet command worked for us. Remember that every dog is different, so you may need to try a few methods before you find the one that works for yours.
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