Saturday, February 26, 2011

How to deal with excessive barking problem

First, if your dog barks because he is bored, have some practice. Many dogs need more practice. Take time to play with your dog and give it the attention it needs. Dogs that are constantly outside are especially prone to feeling lonely and bored. Give your dog chew toys to keep busy. Did you communicate with your dog as often as possible. This will also relieve her loneliness and boredom.
Maybe you should consider getting a second dog. Some dogs need company. Sometimes it's enough if you just have to meet other dogs. Company of another dog can be a valuable help to stop excessive dog barking. Some dogs bark because they want to communicate with other dogs.
But perhaps the best way to stop it is to train your dog. You can train to prevent excessive barking, you must train your dog. Dogs, like humans, learn by association. If your dog can get your attention by barking, will do it as often as possible. You are actually rewarding it. Note that there are "good" bark that should be rewarded and "bad" barking to be corrected.
You have to reward your dog for this kind of barking that it is necessary and welcome. Pet it for a minute or so. Let the dog know that this type of barking is allowed. Believe me, know what kind of dogs barking, and which is not desirable if they receive the proper feedback.
Each time your dog barks for no reason, you have to tell it to stop this behavior. To reduce the barking dog, shake your hand to your dog. At the same time just saying "no" in a very strong voice. Not yell at your dog. And not your dog or hit, this appears to be an inappropriate behavior. This would give him aggressive, it's the last thing you want. When it stops barking, praise your dog with praise. If it gets quiet for a minute or more, repeat the praise
Training a dog in general can be a bit of a minefield. There is so much to take what I described above just scratches the surface. To train a dog properly, you really need to have some structure around what you do. There are many things to consider, such as exercise, diet, discipline, behavioral problems, to name a few. I have a lot of research and tried many different things.
My dog Sammy is a Border Collie and had more behavior problems, I tried a number of so called dog training and methods, such as different types of dog collars, books, food, etc. Some of these things helped, but the reality of it all was I had no structure or supervision of someone to help me. Eventually I found mine and now I understand why Sammy barks, he knows when his right to bark and when not. Things are so much better for everyone, including neighbors!

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