How to stop my dog from barking?
Why dogs bark?
It’s a natural instinct for dogs to bark, and it’s one of their most essential modes of communication after energy and body language. Dogs will bark as a warning, to guard their pack and territory, and to express excitement and happiness.
Barking in moderate manners are rarely a nuisance and are short in duration. The reason why barking can be a nuisance generally has the same cause and the same solution. When a dog barks too much, they almost always are signaling that they are bored and are searching for stimulation or a challenge.
Excessive barking often signifies there’s a problem with the human instead of the dog. Something is not balanced in the pack, so the dog’s needs are not being satisfied. Barking is the sole method the dog has to inform you that something is wrong. Contact a professional dog trainer figure out why your dog is barking excessively and what you can do to best resolve the situation.
Excessive barking often signifies there’s a problem with the human instead of the dog.
My dog is barking excessively – what can I do?
Dogs bark excessively for a multitude of reasons including boredom, excitement, territorial defense, fear, and anxiety. Solutions will differ from one dog to the next.
It’s highly recommended that first you consult with a professional dog trainer who can help determine the underlying cause and develop a custom treatment plan.
It is highly recommended that you send your dog to complete abasic obedience training course.
If you consult a canine behavior specialists, he will ask many questions and may offer to visit the home and observe your dog in their own environment in order to identify the triggers.
Dog training class is necessary to control your dog under distracting environments.
My neighbor’s dog is constantly barking and disturbing me. What can I do?
Here are the steps to take when you’re losing patience (or sleep) over a neighbor’s noisy dog:
Ask your neighbor to keep the dog quiet.
Sometimes owners are unaware that there’s a problem. If the dog barks for hours each day — but only when alone — the owner may not be aware of the issue. Establish a rapport with the neighbor, try to agree on specific methods to alleviate the problem. After you agree on course of action, follow-up with the neighbor within a couple of weeks.
Mediators are trained to listen unbiased, identify issues, keep focus on the real issues, and propose compromises. They will not make a decision for you, but will help both parties reach a resolution.