To Bark, or Not to Bark

Training a three legged German Shepherd with a squirt gun and treats.

This is my Dad standing at the door of our dog house on wheels. He’s holding a squirt bottle in one hand, and a bag of yummy treats in the other.

Hmmm….to bark, 

or not to bark? That is the question.

Squirt in the face with water,

or juicy meaty treats?

Ooooooooh! I think I know the answer.

Can I call my lifeline?

Author: wyattraydawg

I am Wyatt Ray Dawg, Tripawd Extraordinaire, and Leg-A-Cy to my hero, Jerry G. Dawg. My pawrents are Jim and Rene, creators of

12 thoughts on “To Bark, or Not to Bark”

  1. You guys are too funny!! We once had a cat, Munchkin that we squirted to keep her out of the Christmas tree…..but never tried the water thing on a dog. Does it work?
    Jim… he still causing trouble? Maybe he just wants to talk with you??!!

    Pat on the head to Wyatt,

  2. Water worked with Jack! Now all we have to do is get the squirt bottle out and Jack suddenly gets all depressed. Fortunately, we haven’t had to use it for quite some time now…Wyatt will learn! He’s just a baby 🙂

  3. Oh , I no, I no, go for the goodie, so much better that a squirt in the face! I always go for the goodies.

  4. hahaha you are too funny Wyatt!! Oslo thinks squirt in the face with water is really fun but meaty treats are better.

  5. Jim… he still causing trouble?

    Of course! But, like Jack, all we have to do now is show him the spray bottle, then he shuts up and shakes his head. Unless of course he’s freakin’ out about other dogs, like on our way to the dog park yesterday. Times like that not even a Super Soaker will break his frantic focus.

  6. Do you feel lucky punk… well do you??? For some reason I think Eastwood when I look at the picture.

    I used a old soda can filled with pennies to calm Maggie down. She hated loud noises, when I shook the can or tossed it so it landed near her it got her attention. NEVER did I throw it at her or hit her with it- just used the noise to get her attention.

    But for Wyatt you probably need a 55 gallon drum filled with bowling balls and a catapult to get his attention.


  7. Squirt bottles always work with Lucky. Just showing him the bottle and he stops whatever he is doing. Heard you’re coming to Arizona soon. You will definitely have to meet up with us!
    Lucky and Parents

  8. Hey my pawrents use that soda can thingie too. Man, it’s so loud, how can I NOT look at them and go “Shaddddup!” No 55 gallon drum needed when you’ve got a penny can shaker!

    Lucky, I can’t wait to bark my mellon off with you in Arizona.

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