Dogs
Mom asks her dog to ‘bark softly’ and he listens
I’m not sure how she trained him to do this, but it’s hilarious.
Patricia Lynn
01.07.22

Barking is one of the main ways that dogs communicate.

And while we always want to hear what our beloved dogs have to say, we have to admit that sometimes, it would be nice to stop a dog’s barks on command. After all, nobody loves a late-night bark session that wakes up the neighborhood. Or, sometimes it can be a bit tricky of a dog starts barking while you’re on a work call.

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One brilliant dog owner actually taught her dog a barking trick. Not only does it seem really useful, but it’s pretty hilarious to watch too!

The dog in the video is a Shiba Inu named Mame, and he lives with his owner in Japan. Although there isn’t much background on the pair – one thing’s for sure, he’s pretty darn cute.

Most people teach their dogs commands and tricks. But certain breeds are tougher to train, like the Shiba Inu. According to the Canna-Pet website, stubbornness is a personality trait of the Shiba Inu, and they’re known for being “one of the most difficult breeds to train.”

Mame’s owner must have worked really hard to teach her dog the following barking trick.

Once you see it, you’ll probably agree it would have been totally worth it!

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The video seems to come from a Japanese television program, and the hosts are watching the funny footage.

It starts out with Mame’s owner saying his name.

In response, the dog barks loudly at Mom. She asks him, “Is this how you bark?” Apparently so, because Mame barks loudly again.

Okay, okay, nothing impressive yet…

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The owner asks him a different question. She says to the dog, “You can bark little softer, right?” Mame barks again and this time it is a little softer.

The big smile on the host’s face shows he’s impressed.

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But can Mame turn the volume down even more?

The woman asks, “Can you bark more more softer?” Why yes, Mom, I can!

Mame barks even softer and it’s so cute, it has another one of the hosts rolling with laughter.

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This trick isn’t over yet.

So, how low can Mame go? His mom says, “Softer softer.” Mame then delivers a very soft, comical “ruff!” It’s almost like he’s a kid whispering in the library!

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One commenter wrote on YouTube:

“Wow! I wonder how they were able to train the doggie to do this sort of thing? That’s really really impressive!”

I’m definitely wondering the same thing too. Seriously, what an awesome trick for when little Fido is barking at midnight.

Or frankly, it would be a fun way to impress everyone at the dog park!

The owner tells Mame how cute he is. His “quiet” response has the television hosts cracking up even more.

While there are tons of entertaining dog trick videos around the internet, this one has gathered more than 11 million views!

Viewers have left comments like:

“OMG, this NEVER gets old!!!!! Too cute for words <3”

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Mame is such a smart pup, and it’s so fun to watch her ‘bark softly.’ What a good girl.

Check out the cute video for yourself below!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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