My puppy always thinks I am playing because my voice is high, what do I do?

asked 2020-08-26 17:12:53 -0600

My step-father recently trained my puppy to sit, so I assumed, with enough patience, I could as well. This, however, was not the case. Whenever I try to talk to my dog, she always thinks I am playing because of my high voice, and then I can't attempt to train her because I need to wait for her to wind down. For example, when I tell her to "sit" she just gets all riled up. Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

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answered 2020-08-27 01:05:54 -0600

I sometimes have the same problem, my voice is just naturally a little high pitched. It's important to make sure you do use a more commanding type of voice when asking for something. For example, when playing or talking to a baby we say "no" in a way it is communicated effectively; you can imagine in your head that universal tone for the word "no." When commanding something, like "sit," use that same type of idea. This should give more of a decipher towards the playing voice vs. the command voice. For further information or more in dept detail, visit this link: https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/humancanine-communication-tone-vs-volume (https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/…)

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