It is as natural for a dog to bark as it is for a kid to talk. So we should not expect a dog never to bark, however if the barking has become too excessive to the point of irritating the neighbors, you have to either move the dog away from build-up areas, confine it to a sound proof room or train the dog to stop barking. To stop the dog from barking, we have to first understand the cause of the problem.
REASONS FOR DOG BARKING:
Let us explore the reasons for dog barking:
1 – Communication
Barking is a form of communication. If you listen closely there are different tones and different types of barking.
2 – Intrusion
Dogs are territorial and protective against any intruders. A guard dog’s duty is to guard the property. Naturally it will bark to alert you to possible intruders when it senses any intrusion by people or dogs. The closer the threat, the louder the barking. When the dog is aggressive, it takes on a threatening posture, with a high tail and ears up and forward.
3 – Spirits
Some people say that animals are sensitive to the presence of unseen spirits or ghosts.
4 – Reaction to Noise
Some dogs bark when car drives by, when the doorbell rings, or when the neighbor’s dog bark.
5 – Attention
Dogs bark because they want attention. They want something. Maybe they are hungry or thirsty. They want to go outside to play. They wants a treat.
6 – Boredom
Dogs can be frustrated if they are confined to the same place for a long period of times, or they have been left outside day and night. Dogs are pack dog and do not like to be left alone for long period. If they become bored or sad, they will bark. Head over to the next page…