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Stop Barking Dogs The Easy Way

May 1, 2008
This has been a part of our lives at one point or another. Someone has a dog that barks all the time and it doesn't ever seem to stop. What makes it even worse is when it is you own dog that is causing all that ruckus and you have no clue how to stop barking dogs or where to even start.

At least we do know that all dogs bark for a reason, even though that reason may not always be as obvious as we'd expect. The main reason why a dog barks in the first place is to warn us of strangers who may be approaching the area.

However, if your dog is a chronic barker there are different causes you need to look at in order to stop barking dogs. Many barking dog issues stem from boredom. You dog may be so desperate for some attention, that he will bark and bark and bark just to get your attention.

Also, be sure that your dog has plenty of food and water as hunger or thirst could also be causing your dog to bark. Also check the outside temperature. Is it extremely hot or cold making your dog uncomfortable? If so, look into making him an inside dog or at least getting him a decent sized dog house or something that can serve as a shelter from weather.

So in reality, the trick to stop barking dogs is three fold. Make sure they have their immediate needs of food, water and shelter. Spend some quality time with them and have something for them to play with when you are not home. Chew toys work great for this.

Training your dog will make a huge impact because in doing so, you will be able to teach him a command that will tell him when to stop barking. Plus, as you spend time training your dog he will grow to trust you more and you will grow to love him more.

Please think about your neighbors. Imagine how it feels to live next to a dog that barks all day and all night. It is bound to get stressful, I know because I lived next to a chronic barker myself. Try not to be offended if your neighbor comes over stressed out and asks you to stop the dog barking. Your dog may be barking up a storm when you aren't home and you haven't even realized it.

Also remember that we don't want to stop dog barking all together. Barking is your dog's main form of communication and we don't want to take that away. The main goal is to make sure his needs are met and then teach him when it is appropriate to bark and when it is not acceptable.
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