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How to Train Your Dog to Stop Barking

Length: 1:43 Added: Jun-14 Views: 1335

Barking is your dog's way of getting your attention. While barking is okay in some situations, like while playing with another dog, or letting you know someone's at the door, there is a point when it becomes excessive.

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Barking is your dog's way of getting your attention. While barking is okay in some situations, like while playing with another dog, or letting you know someone's at the door, there is a point when it becomes excessive.

Barking is your dog's way of getting your attention. It's how he communicates. While barking is OK in certain situations, like while playing with another dog or letting you know someone's at the door, there is a point when it becomes excessive. Consider his triggers. Make sure he's getting plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. Avoid shouting at your dog when he barks, because this might confuse him. He may think that you're just joining in the barking fun. You may decide to ignore your dog while he barks, but some dogs continue to bark even when ignored. So this may not always be the best solution. Identify why your dog keeps barking. He could be reacting to strangers or another dog that he can see but can't get close to. Try Introducing a stimulus from a distance. And then reward him for not barking. This technique lets your dog learn that if he's quiet, he'll receive a treat. Slowly reduce the distance between your dog and what's enticing him to bark. Ask a friend to walk by a window. Reward your dog for being quiet when they walk past. Increase the frequency of the person passing by. And then add a few more people into the mix. Repeat the exercise based on your dog's behavior and reward him to reinforce not barking. Once your dog has learned, the must speak and quiet cues should also help. Use the quiet cue to silence your dog's excessive barking and be sure to reward him with a treat.