We have two dogs and I wanted them to get out of the living room. Our 12 yr old weimeraner is deaf though so getting my point across is frustrating. So I do what any mother would do to get her errant child to respond... I started counting to 3. Well, I only got to 1 before I started laughing so hard that he thought I wanted to play. That did get him out of the living room at least but I was more thankful for the stress relief. Thanks sweet old boy!