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- 1 It Is In Your Dog’s Nature To Bark
- 1.1 First Try To Understand Why They Bark
- 1.2 Find Out The Trigger Of Their Bark
- 1.4 Show That There Is Nothing To Whine About
- 1.6 Feed Or Play With It
- 1.8 Use Things For Distraction
- 1.10 Make Some Changes In Your Home
- 1.12 Train Your Dog To Stop At Your Command
- 1.14 Conclusion
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It Is In Your Dog’s Nature To Bark
First Try To Understand Why They Bark
Strategies To Do Something About The Barking
Find Out The Trigger Of Their Bark
Stopping The Yapping
It is always important that you check with your dog to know what it is barking at. See the direction of its head or observe where it is going. Identify what triggers it before you take action.
Try to interpret the barking and also your dog’s body language. When the hairs behind its neck go up, it may mean that it is afraid. Yet when it’s bearing its teeth then it may be aggressive to whatever it’s barking at.
Ignore the barking to discourage it if you think that doing so will make it stop on its own. Give them affection when they stop to show that you appreciate their silence.
Remove your dog from what is triggering it to bark or get rid of the trigger. This is if the barking of your canine is already uncontrollable. Use a collar or harness with a leash if necessary to transfer your pet or command it to go somewhere else. Turn around and ignore the yapping. Reinforce its favorable deed by providing it treats.
Show That There Is Nothing To Whine About
When it starts barking, stand up to let your dog know that it got your attention. Go to where your canine is pointing at.
If there is nothing important or at all to worry about then show it by remaining calm. Make your dog relaxed by rubbing it or patting it on the head. This will help you tell your pet that there isn’t a problem that ought to worry it.
Feed Or Play With It
You would likely know this when you would go to your dog when it barks and then it keeps looking at you.
A dog may even be smart enough to bring get their feeding bowl or toys. They often do it before they make noises.
Use Things For Distraction
Assess the situation and see why your pet is barking.
Locate the object that you could use to distract it. Use it only when you know that you have your canine’s attention.
Try to use it for play by letting your dog fetch it. But it may work to have your pet fixated on it without throwing it.
Get rid of what your dog was growling or whining at. Or at least don’t let your pet have access to it in any way. This is to keep it quiet.
Make Some Changes In Your Home
Observe and find out when your pet is barking and what it’s pointing at. You should make some changes to your place only after you’ve done that.
Try changing the position of your furniture pieces, appliances, and ornaments. They may be casting shadows that your dog doesn’t like.
Close or put barriers on your windows and doors. This is so your buddy would feel more secure indoors. It will also allow you to keep your home safe from unwanted visitors. This is also how to stop dog barking at passers by at any time of the day.
Train Your Dog To Stop At Your Command
When your dog is barking, tell it to be silent by saying the command, “Quiet.” Use your normal voice but be firm when you say it.
You may need to transfer your buddy away from what makes it bark. Yet you should only show affection once it cooperates with you.
When it does follow and become quiet then you should reward it. But make sure that you praise and give treats only when the dog keeps its mouth shut and doesn’t make sounds.
You can also make it a routine to tell say the word quiet to it. For this, you will need to show it a trigger and then say the word. Do the same and reward it with admiration plus food once it gets the command right.