Train Your Dog To Come To You When The Smoke Alarm Sounds

July 26, 2019

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It happens from time to time, you are cooking up a storm when all of the sudden, your home's smoke detector goes off!  The loud buzz is meant to alert you of a potential fire and to get yourself and your loved ones to safety.  That also includes your dog. So take the opportunity to train your dog to come to you whenever they hear the alarm.  It's simple, whenever the alarm goes off, call you dog and reward them with a treat.  You can do this when the alarm goes off unexpectedly, as well as when you test it, which the U.S. Fire Administration says we should be doing once a month. The resulting treat should make your dog or cat slightly less terrified of the blaring noise and more likely to come running for you instead of hiding under the chair should a real fire ever break out.

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SOURCE: Lifehacker

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