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When Maui was first learning to be quiet, he would ... face (avoiding the eyes). I know some people probably really

I tried that already (hey, it worked for the cat!), but he looked just a little surprised, and then thought it was a game.

My dog loves the spray bottle. I could never use it to punish her, because she just thinks it's fun to try and catch the mist/stream of water.
When Maui was first learning to be quiet, he would ... face (avoiding the eyes). I know some people probably really

I tried that already (hey, it worked for the cat!), but he looked just a little surprised, and then thought it was a game. Bizby

Oh, that's a shame, it worked wonders. I started out with room temp water and he didn't seem to mind it so much so I switched to ice cold water with the spray setting not the mist setting like someone suggested to me and he hated it. Not sure if this would matter to Lexi or not though especially since it is summer now and he probably would like the cold blast (unlike when I trained Maui in the winter).
I tried that already (hey, it worked for the cat!), but he looked just a little surprised, and then thought it was a game.

My dog loves the spray bottle. I could never use it to punish her, because she just thinks it's fun to try and catch the mist/stream of water.

That's what Maui does now with the spray bottle, use it for a drink. Since I don't need it for bark control, I keep it around so he can get a drink out of it.
Use reverse psychology. Teach him to "speak." He probably understands "no." Then would learn "no speak."
Just a thought..
Cappy
my cats don't bark much
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