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My partner and I have an 11 week old puppy who generally is very good, we've crate trained, she knows the sit, come and paw commands all of which she didn't know when we got her 5 days ago. The problem we're having is we have 5 cats and when Tori (our puppy) wants them to play with her she barks. Obviously we don't want to encourage her to bark at the cats (they are far from appreciative) so far we've been saying no everytime she barks in a firm voice. Is that the right thing to do? Or should we ignore her barking like we do when she whines?
 

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No doesn't mean much to a dog. Train a quiet command instead. When the dog stops barking on his own, immediately (within 2-3 seconds) say "quiet" and treat. Click if you use the clicker. Eventually, the dog will figure out that quiet means stop barking.
 

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I honestly wouldn't have known to do that but I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for the replies :)
 
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