Training a Dog Not to Bark

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Abandoned

When my neighbor refused to keep his dog from barking I had to take matters into my own hands.

When the barking of my neighbor’s dog woke me I rolled over and looked at the clock. I cursed as I got up, slipping on my robe and slippers. I had asked him to take the mutt inside at night or something so it wouldn’t wake me at 2AM but he hadn’t. I went down to the kitchen and got the bag of jelly beans I had bought after talking to the neighbor. The slingshot was already sitting by the window so I sat down and ripped open the bag.

I loaded the slingshot with a jellybean and pulled it back as I aimed for the dog. As it started barking again I let the jelly bean fly. It was a good shot, right into his side. The dog yelped and I duck down in the chair so I couldn’t be seen.

I sat back up after a few minutes and loaded up again. Dogs are dumb creatures, but they can be trained. Now if you are the owner it isn’t hard, but since it wasn’t my dog I had to be a little more inventive.

I loaded up again and it was only a few minutes before he started barking. I fired and hit him again. The great thing about using jelly beans for this is the dog will eat them, so as long as nobody sees me there is no proof.

I sat there the rest of the night slowly teaching the dog that barking was bad. I had to call off work the next day but when the mailman came by and the dog didn’t bark once I knew I had done a good job.

Submitted: January 30, 2021

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Never would have thought to do that, it's a good idea lol.

Sun, February 7th, 2021 2:53am


It works but I think it is really cruel. I might do it to a human but never an animal

Thank you for reading and commenting

Sun, February 7th, 2021 2:39am

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