Barking Prevention at the Puppy Stage
If you have a pup that is starting to bark at everything that moves, discipline him by growling “BAD” at the precise moment he starts. Praise him as soon as he responds.
Clapping your hands or throwing an object onto the ground near the pup, such as a can of pebbles, (careful you don't hit the pup) and at the same time growling your correction word (BAD) should help stop any premature barking.
A puppy that persists even after your correction could need some socializing.
For more information, please contact The Best Dog Trainers in South Florida.