Manipulating your Dachshunds instincts

Training your dog not to bark requires an effort contrary to your human instinct. First, when he barks, you must show no emotion whatsoever except, perhaps, for a quiet disdain. Yelling and making a big fuss only reinforces his behavior, because he thinks you're barking along with him.

Basically, there are two major keys to training your Dachshund not to bark unreasonably:

i Remember that some barking is justified and desirable.

i Never, ever react to unreasonable or undesirable barking in any way except to dispassionately remove your Dachshund from the source of the barking when possible.

That isn't so hard to remember, is it?

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