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Is your dog’s barking driving you insane? Barking is a natural dog activity, and your dog may be barking for a variety of reasons. For humans, it’s like talking! Although all dogs will bark (or yodel if you have a Basenji), you can take steps to reduce annoying barking.
Understanding why your dog barks will help you better control their environment and train them to remain quiet when necessary. Let’s have a look at the many types of dog barking and what you can do about them.
Your dog’s alert barking is a message to you “Hey, there! Something is there! Something has caught my attention!” Others may answer with a “I hear you!” if they hear a dog barking down the street or in a nearby yard. When their dogs alert them to someone approaching the front door, many dog owners appreciate it. It can be aggravating to have a dog that barks at everything outside the window.
For individuals who live in apartments or have near neighbors, alert barking can be especially difficult. And living in an apartment frequently means a dog may hear more sounds outside and, if not properly acclimated and trained, will bark to alarm their owners.
When someone knocks on the door, my dog barks, and I allow her one or two barks before saying, “Thank you!” (This is her “quiet” signal.) Alert barking was a desirable trait when humans first domesticated dogs. We wanted our dogs to alert us to the presence of someone or something approaching. It’s difficult to expect our dogs to ignore their natural instincts.
Treating your dog’s separation anxiety barking, like fearful and reactive barking, will be easier and more successful if you have the help and support of a skilled training specialist. Your dog trainer can assist you in determining what is best for your dog.
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