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Yup. I have a self-created demand barker. Kodi. He was our "first", and when he said "jump", we asked "how high". I now realize it was TOTALLY our fault. We've never completely gotten hgmove wit, though he's WAY better now than when he was younger. But, boy, I learned my lesson, and I made SURE that neither Pixel nor Panda were allowed to develop that habit!
With Panda, I went in a slightly different direction. She showed some interest in a little breathy non-bark. Whenever she did it, I'd click and treat, naming it "whisper". Now, if she starts barking, I remind her to "whisper" and she does.
But mostly, as Tux's mom said, it's a matter of TOTALLY avoiding even REACTING to (let alone responding to!) any vocalizations that you don't want.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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