Dog owners, in one time or another have to face problems regarding the behavior of the pet. The dog’s tendency to soil the house and to chew destructively will only affect the owner. Excessive barking is a different concern as it also affects the neighbors. The dog’s excessive barking will disturb the owners as we well as the neighbors. The noise made by an excessively barking dog will irritate not only to the owners but to the neighbors as well. The excessive barking of a dog becomes a more serious concern as many dog owners live close to each other in condos and in apartments
Barking is generally not considered a problem. Dogs bark to communicate with humans and with other animals. Some owners actually value the barking of the pet as it serves as an early warning system that alerts them to a potential territorial intrusion. Barking becomes a problem when it gets out of control and starts to annoy people. Excessive barking is one of the most difficult canine behavioral problems to control.
Dogs are often abandoned by pet owners fed up by the unmanageable behavior of the pet. Excessive barking though can be stopped. Although barking is a natural behavior there are other reasons why dogs bark. Boredom, fear or excitement can make a dog bark excessively. To be able to address this concern, it is necessary to know what causes the dog to bark excessively.
Lonely and bored dogs tend to bark excessively. Bored dogs bark a lot thus, to stop the dog from barking it would be a good idea to leave interesting toys that will keep the dog busy. Dogs that are not allowed to let off steam bark a lot too thus regular opportunities to exercise is necessary to stop the dog’s excessive barking. Are you aware that one of the methods used to stop the dog’s excessive barking is to teach the pet to bark? Dogs are specifically trained to bark to alert humans to potential dangers but this training is also an effective way of stopping the dog’s tendency to bark excessively. A spray bottle or a can filled with coins are proven techniques that disrupt a dog about to bark.
Using ultrasonic devices that emit a piercing sound and dog training collars that deliver a spray of substance abhorrent to dogs can be used to stop excessive barking. Excessive barking can be the dog’s way to gain attention. A little attention given to the pet is all that is necessary to stop the bad behavior.