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command will let you control the behavior. Use the dog's name first, then
the command, then treat. The only command that should NOT have the
dog's name in front of it is NO... but don't feel bad if you slip once in a
while, I still do and I know better!
When the program in question comes on, have treats handy. They should
be something the dog doesn't get at any other time. One good one I have
used is minced bits of boiled skinless chicken breast. For your size dog,
these should be very tiny. They are yummy to the dog yet aren't likely
to cause tummy upset. Switch the dog's focus from the tv to YOU.
You are the most fun thing in her universe. You give out yummy treats,
the tv doesn't. Your dog should eventually get the idea that it's not
okay to bark at the tv. Give the dog sharp correction: NOOOO!! when she
barks, the minute she is quiet for two seconds... tell her what a good dog
she is and treat.
(Edited to add: This might be confusing... if you decide to teach the
"Speak" command, do it at another time entirely, preferably when the
tv is off, not at the same time you do the NO and correction!)
Good luck, let us know how it goes!