stop dog barking
“How do I stop my dog barking?” This is a dilemma whichseveral dog owners experience,however, in order to learn how tostop your dog barking, you have to understand why he’sdoing it. A consistent barking dog can beaggravating to any owner, particularly so when it carries on throughout the night. Barking is aregular behaviour of dogs; however continuous barking for a long time is ahint that your dog has a issue orneeds attention from you.
Always try to deal with the situation as soon as your dog develops a barking problem. If you dismiss this in the starting stages, hemay make barking a commonhabit and preventing is not going to be easy in the future.
First action in managing this problem isdiscovering when and for how long your dog barks, and the reason befind his barking. You might need to do some investigator work toget this information. This ishard particularly if your dog barks when you are out. If you can, try try get a roughguess from a neighbor.
A handful of reasons behind dog barking are:-
- When he feel worried, hungry and anxious,
- When your dog see guests,
- Lack of exercise,
- Inadequate socialization,
- Environmental reasons such as not familiar sounds,
- boredom, irritability, isolation, etc
Training is most useful in stopping out of controldog barking. Shouting at dogs won’t stop the barking problem; he may assume that even you’re barking along with him. Once your dog grasps thebasic commands such as “sit” and “stay”, you can start teaching him to stop barking.
To resolve the issue of weak socialization, you can take him to parks where he can come across many types of animals, people, etc. First few days allow your dog to view other dogs with their owner from a reasonable distance, gradually allow him to mingle with them. If your dog tries to request something by barking, do not give him immediately and wait until he stops it. Make him clear that he won’t get anything by barking.
Some dogs enjoy barking and they pass their spare time by doing it. Keep your dog busy with chewable or exciting toys to try and distract him.
If your dog usually begins barking when guests come to the house, it may be that he is just trying to get your attention, it is best to avoid giving him your attention completely so that he doesn’t think he has a new way to get your attention whenever he wants.
An electronic bark collar is a technique of stopping unwanteddog barking. This helps in learning dogs to stop unnecessary barking quickly. When your dog barks the collar will give a mild static feeling. This feeling will slightlyenhance if your dog continues barking. Do not forget to reward him when he stops unnecessary barking.
Ultrasonic bark collars are an alternative type of bark collar uses sound as the tool for fixing dog behaviour. The systemconnected to the collar discovers dog barking and withoutwaiting creates a noise that isannoying to dogs and they’ll stop barking.
Hope this aids you to stop dog barking, thanks for reading
by Ruchi Vasishta