Dogs are supposed to bark, and nobody expects them to remain silent all the time. But the behavior of excessive barking can be quite annoying. Excessive barking can cause problems both in your home or for your neighbors.
So how to you stop your dog from barking?
The first step is identifying the problem that causes your dog to bark. Once you get to know about the source, you can start to treat this behavior.
Why Dogs Bark
Barking is a means of communication for dogs, and it can mean different things depending on the situation.
There are some common reasons behind barking such as:
- Dogs are very territorial, and territorial invasion can result in excessive barking
- Dogs will bark if a noise startles them
- Loneliness and boredom can be another cause
- Dogs (especially puppies) may not like being in their dog crate
- An attention-seeking dog is more likely to bark
There are some other reasons also – like dogs greeting people by barking. They will also bark if they want something or need to go outside.
Dogs left alone often exhibit excessive barking because they suffer from separation anxiety. You will also notice symptoms like pacing, destructiveness, and depression in your dog’s behavior.
Compulsive barking is another behavior when dogs bark just to hear the sound of their voices.
Stop Your Dog From Barking
You can’t stop the problem of excessive barking overnight, unfortunately! The treatment will take time, work and consistency.
But you will be able to see the progress with proper treatment and techniques. Here are some tips you should remember to control the excessive barking behavior of your dog.
- Don’t yell or speak in loud voice in front of your dog
- Train your dog so it can understand what you are ordering it to do
- Praise your dog and give it a treat
Here are a couple of tools we recommend to help stop your dog from barking:
The DOGTEK No Bark Spray Collar has been proven to stop dog your from barking excessively.
This collar-based anti-barking tool can automatically detect when your dog is barking with an advanced microphone receiver.
When it detects the dog barking, the collar emits a quick burst of a specially formulated citronella spray. This spray will distract your dog from whatever he is barking at and deter them from barking.
The collar works without any effort from you and doesn’t create any extra anxiety for your pooch. The spray itself is harmless, but yet effective!
The product comes with a one-year warranty.
The DOGTEK Sonic Bird House Bark Control is a state of the art barking control device that is disguised as a typical birdhouse. The device has internal microphones that senses when a dog (either yours or your neighbor’s) is barking nearby.
The bird house will automatically emit a high-pitched, ultrasonic sound which dogs can hear but human cannot. When the dog stops barking the ultrasonic sound also stops.
Dogs will realize that this annoying sound occurs when they bark, hence they will stop barking.
Works from up to 50 feet away and has 3 levels of sound sensitivity. You can use this barking control device outdoors or in.
Spend More Time Together
Probably the best thing you can do to help stop your dog from barking is to spend quality time with them! Your relationship with your dog can play a vital role in curbing a dog excessive barking.
Remember to give your dog more time and set limits and boundaries. Appreciation can be very effective tool to train your dog.
Create companionship with your dog with walks using a leash, throw and retrieve games, and learning to be patient by simply sitting or lying down by your side.
All of these techniques can help you stop your dog from barking.