Stop Dog Barking
What Your Dog’s Bark is Telling You Something!!!!
Dogs bark out of frustration or to alert you to something.
The dog energy has to go somewhere..if it can't come out of their feet (walking, running, digging) it'll come out of their mouth (barking, chewing, biting).
Dogs bark for many reasons. You can not expect a Dog to never Bark.. That’s the same as expecting your child with never talk.
But some dogs bark excessively and some show that one of the most common problems for dog owners involve the excessive, distracting, and often hostile barking.
If that’s a problem in your home, the first step is figuring out what causes your dog to bark too much. Once you know why he is barking, you can start to treat his barking problem and Stop Dog Barking Nuisance .
If you adopted your cute dog from a Shelter is when you have to be aware if he is suffering for excessive barking because this is one of the most reasons that they go back to the shelters. BUT!!! Before you are thinking to do that, please try to stop dog barking and try to understand why ? Most of the time can be fixed with Love and Patience .
Constant barking can be irritating, but you won't be able to correct the dog behavior problem if you are frustrated. Make sure you are calm when dealing with your dog.
!!!! Always Remember, Barking is natural! It's an important means of communication for dogs.!!!!!
Why dogs bark ? Read some of the reasons that you have to take into consideration to stop dog barking.
Greeting: Dogs often bark when greeting people or other animals. It’s usually a happy bark, accompanied with tail wags and sometimes jumping. They are Playing !!!!
Alarm: Some dogs bark at any noise or object that catches their attention or startles them. This can happen anywhere, not just in their home territory. They are Scared!!!
Territorial: When a person or an animal comes into an area your dog considers his territory, that often triggers excessive barking. As the threat gets closer, the barking often gets louder. Your dog will look alert and even aggressive during this type of barking. Protecting Territory !!!!
Separation Anxiety: Dogs with separation anxiety often bark excessively when left alone. They also usually exhibit other symptoms as well, such as pacing, destructiveness, depression, and inappropriate elimination. Compulsive barkers seem to bark just to hear the sound of their voices. They also often make repetitive movements as well, such as running in circles or along a fence. Compulsive Barking !!!!
Boredom: Dogs are pack animals. Dogs left alone for long periods, whether in the house or in the yard, can become bored or sad and often will bark because they are unhappy.Feeling Alone !!!
Attention Seeking: Dogs often bark when they want something, such as going outside, playing, or getting a treat.Attention !!!
Medical problems: Some can cause excessive barking, from bee stings to brain disease to ongoing pain. Feeling Bad !!!!
Older pets: Some can develop a form of canine senility that causes excessive vocalizations. It’s always a good idea to have a pet checked out to be sure there’s no medical reason for a problem.
Shouting , Screaming , Yelling stimulates your dog to bark more because he thinks you’re joining in. “ So the first rule is to speak calmly and firmly, but don’t "yell.”
Most dogs don’t know what you want when you’re yelling at them to “shut up.” So First Thing to do is train your dog to understand the word “Quiet!”
When your dog is barking, say “Quiet” in a calm, firm voice. Wait until he stops barking, even if it’s just to take a breath, then praise him and give him a treat.
But!!! Be careful to never reward him while he’s barking. Eventually he/she will start to understand that if he/she stops barking at the word “quiet” he gets a treat a big one, such as cheese or chicken bits to make it worth more than the barking
Also Dogs often pick up body signals faster than voice commands. Tell your dog to stop barking using a look, a sound, or a physical correction.
Important Tip !!!
If your dog barks when alone,. Always try to take a long walk or run, play ball or take a trip to the dog park before leaving the house.
You can also stop dog barking, and other dog behavior problems by calling in a canine professional to help him cope with a behavior issue.
Getting your dog to bark less will take time, work, practice, and consistency. It won’t happen overnight, but with proper techniques and time, you can see the progress.
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By Gene Hill