Meet the New Dog Whisperer… Literally
Got a dog that barks for no reason at all? There may be hope for a moment’s peace – an Illinois man teaches his dog how to whisper-bark!
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you watch a dog whisper-bark. Yes, that is an actual thing, and 24-year-old Brian Gertler posted his video on social media to prove it. You have to see it to believe it and I am paws-itive you’ll watch it more than once!
Brian serves as resident director at Greenville University in Southern Illinois, about 50 miles East of St. Louis. Brian, his wife, and one-year-old dog, Dudley, all live together in an apartment at the university’s freshman dorm. It wasn’t until Dudley started barking excitedly (essentially disrupting other students) that Brian figured out a clever way to end the loud barking (and be invited back to keggers).
After a particularly playful session of fetch, Brian noticed his pet was tired and winded from running back and forth. A little good news to fellow residents: the tiredness led to a quieter bark, but maintains the same kind of spunk and enthusiasm. Over the course of some time, Brian developed his own unique way to teach and train Dudley how to bark in a whisper. That’s right! The dog whispers his bark!
In Brian’s short, yet incredibly adorable video, the pup appears as if he is barking during a quick game of fetch but barely makes a sound. The 24-year-old says he trained the dog at a slow pace and will now be able to play with his best friend without bothering anyone at all.
(*In a whisper voice) Enjoy the video!