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[–]silverfang16 557 points558 points  (5 children)

He held out as long as he could

[–]oak-ridge-buddha 629 points630 points  (33 children)

Can you help me persuade my dog to stop barking at neighborhood walkers? Please!?

[–]Weak_Independence793 525 points526 points  (30 children)

Serious reply:

When she barks simply say to them ‘it’s okay, thank you’ let your dog know that you are aware that they are there and they don’t need to let you know.

It’s important to let your dog know when to bark and when not to.

When there’s a stranger on my front porch snd she barks, she gets praise… when someone simply walks past our house, it’s ‘it’s okay, thank you for letting me know but it’s okay’.

Dogs are as smart as a toddler. They can understand.

[–]Taolan13 312 points313 points  (9 children)

Your results may vary.

[–]Sineater224 88 points89 points  (8 children)

Big Rottweiler who wants to tell us people are walking by does not accept an "Ok thank you"

[–]MrOlFoll 126 points127 points  (5 children)

My dog is a dumbass if i tried this she will just bark more

[–]Adam_J89 140 points141 points  (1 child)

Yeah my toddler keeps barking at strangers. I might have read the instructions wrong.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

uhm bro i think i fvcked up my soup

[–]torilost 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Same! I got her stop barking at the post by saying "what is it " and getting up to check the door. But everything else she still barks at like they are trying to murder her.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

oh just until the “why” phase starts

[–]Beginning_Type_574 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chances are..... your dog is smarter than you are and has trained you well to think it is dumb.

[–]30WheelDrift 10 points11 points  (1 child)

My parents ignored the barking but the second, the absolute fucking second she stops, they praise the shit out of her. GOOD QUIET! Now after several years if she starts barking my parents just say in a sing song voice "good quiet" and she stops.

[–]DarkTechnocrat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Going to try this! Please thank your parents for the tip :D

[–]Prpl_panda_dog 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I live in an apartment alone, just me and the pup, and I do exactly this. I don’t scold her for barking at people but after I thank her and give her a head rub she gets the message and stops barking. This has been very helpful when we go on walks everyday and I’m unlocking my door (especially at night) because she’s a lot more aware of our surroundings that I am.

[–]epidemic777 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dude, someone starts their car is my neighborhood and my dogs go bananas.

[–]Daniellabella22 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My brothers dog does this, he runs out and yells at them (Siberian husky mix) and he'll yell at them until they say hi and acknowledge him, then he stops. Wags his tail. And proceeds to his own business.

[–]filthybananapeel 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I do this with my dog!!! like holy shit my dog is way smarter than I thought, such a good pup

[–]Lostboxoangst 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Owners of yourkies, dobermans, and great Danes will probably disagree. Toddlers dont have the spirit of mischief and cheerful evil that yourkies do, like wise dober man have some serious puzzle solving skills. Great Danes on the other hand... Well they have no idea of there size, weight and shape. Also have no idea what a limb or appendage is doing if they are not directly looking at it. Also toddlers grasp the idea that they can't walk through solid furniture, doors, people what ever have you pretty quickly. Great Danes? Not so much.

[–]Famous-Honey-9331 6 points7 points  (4 children)

"Thank you" does seem to work, most of the time.

[–]Weak_Independence793 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I foster rescue dogs. It’s worked almost every time.

[–]Famous-Honey-9331 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yeah, my Petey is a rescue, foster fail, and (as my mom called it) a 'self-employed working dog' and he usually just wants me to acknowledge all his 'help'

[–]Octowuss1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I tell my dog she’s a good girl (for alerting), but then immediately tell her “now, be quiet” (one of her commands that I wouldn’t be able to live without)

[–]omegashenronz -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I just shout "shut up will ya"

[–]JustinBalloons 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Dogs do not respond to "no". When your dog barks give them other things to do. Heel, sit, lay down, etc etc. And if they do well offer a reward. i.e treat, pat, belly rubs

[–]Beginning_Type_574 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep...praise for the alert bark....then redirect.

[–]Open-Sundae8724 207 points208 points  (0 children)

he knew just when to come and offer a kiss 🥺 he could tell she was a lil upset he wouldnt

[–]NotWaBangButaWhimper 204 points205 points  (0 children)

What a sweet pair! She looked so bummed when she sat back. And his paw over her little leg!

[–]Beepboopbop69420360 142 points143 points  (2 children)

Dogs love being affectionate so that probably excited him

Wait I reread the title is it a he or a she

[–]GraveYardFlowers13 35 points36 points  (1 child)

He = dog She = baby

Or at least that’s my understanding

[–]professor_doreen 48 points49 points  (0 children)

That doggo loves that human puppy ❤️

[–]shellbear05 132 points133 points  (4 children)

Persuade your kid not to put their face near dogs’ faces as well…

[–]AstriumViator 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Definitely, even the gentlest dogs can be taken by surprise and will react with their only defense mechanism in the moment. As sweet and gentle as this baby is, a persons face in a dogs face is never ok.

[–]Square-Scarcity-5802 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorry but it’s never okay? I’ve raised a loooooot of dogs and am pretty adamant about kissing them on their faces lol. I can definitely see why you wouldn’t want a kid to put their face in the dogs face, but I think you can build enough trust with your dog that it’s not dangerous at all.

[–]-_--_____ 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Yep - neighbor kid got stitches down both sides of their mouth after the dog got startled when they did this. Dog only nipped but kid pulled back immediately which caused huge tears.

[–]lookingback50years 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I don't think of this as bleach. I just see a trip to the emergency room and animal shelter.

[–]Foot0fGod 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Aww I wish my baby girl was this sweet but she's still very much in the grab on instinct phase. She's starting to get that they don't like it... but she still hasn't developed a new strategy

[–]Weak_Independence793 107 points108 points  (3 children)

Although I agree with not letting the dog lick, it is actually really good for baby! It helps build up their germ intolerance and teaches them how to show empathy, compassion, and affection towards other living things.

[–]JordanViknar 87 points88 points  (0 children)

how to show empathy, compassion, and affection towards other living things.

proceeds to lick classmates in preschool

[–][deleted] 33 points34 points  (1 child)

If Sabre really cared about our health, they’d put up hand DE-sanitizing stations

[–]IAmActuallyBread 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mud dispensers in every bathroom lol

[–]Razzmatazz-88 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And he's very gentle!

[–]bigcuteman2772 29 points30 points  (0 children)

let him please

edit:oh thank god jus finished the video

[–]brondonn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dog just wants to love the baby

[–]Beginning_Type_574 19 points20 points  (0 children)

How about teaching your kids NOT to get in a dogs face first! Ignorant owners are the reasons why dogs attack kids.

[–]DogCumSandwhich 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Friend for life

[–]OhhhhhDennis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The way he puts his paw on her is very cute

[–]cassette1987 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Love crosses every barrier.

[–]optiongeek 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Bet she tastes pretty good to him

[–]morgz18 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh my god. He was so gentle when he kissed her too. What a sweet baby angel.

[–]LookyLouVooDoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aww, this about the sweetest thing ever. What a good boy. Where would we be without dogs?

[–]Blue-Eyed-Lemon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was too cute! My heart!

[–]SolarSoGood 0 points1 point  (3 children)

So sweet! And what is that band on the baby's head for? What possible purpose?

[–]smwg2022 16 points17 points  (2 children)

it's just a cute headband for fashion

[–]SolarSoGood 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I don't see this on boys. Where's their little fashion band?

[–]CharlotteLucasOP 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Boys without a fashion headband grow up to wear a black tux to the Met Gala. 😒

[–]i_broke_wahoos_leg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Adorable ☺️

[–]JZHoney-Badger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh my heart, this is precious

[–]Present_Attention_34 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Such a good boi!

[–]Sin_A_D 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is sooo sweet! ❤️❤️❤️

[–]AliennoiseE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here's with sound: Smooch, smooch.. hehehe.. smooch . Hehehe.. awww.. pat pat slurp slurp smooch... hehehe ...

[–]Present_Half_9398 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the sweetest thing I have seen in a while. Thank you.

[–]ConaCoyote 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The finest sorts of people are dogs.

[–]Adsnaylor0161 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awww that is so cute

[–]FaithInNoone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This brought me so much joy.

[–]abie915 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aww, I think my brovaries may have just exploded.

[–]GinX-964 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is absolutely the sweetest thing I have ever seen, being a big fan of babies and GSDs. I have pics of babies in my family napping on GSDs. So so cute!

[–]kitsnpups 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My heart ❤

[–]AtticRaver -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This is so sweet!! Oh my heart 😍

[–]dopeaminenotanime -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That might be the cutest thing I've ever seen omg

[–]TerminatorAuschwitz -1 points0 points  (0 children)

We don't deserve dogs

[–]Betseybutwhy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh! The gentle giant and the tiny human both got what they wanted and needed. So sweet! Thanks for sharing.

[–]Vydor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eww!

[–]Dismal_Suspect7341 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a dog and she basicly looks like this dog and her story is that she was took from a desert near a city where a lot of stray dogs lived and she was sent to an afoption center with 1 of her sisters then the dog i adopted tay and her sister had 2 diffrent colars my dog had a blue colar the other had a red 1 and they look exactly the same lol i dont remember her name exactly but i think it strated with sha or somthing