Table of contents
- How to Calm Barking Dogs
- How much barking is normal?
- Why do dogs bark?
- Barking due to insecurity
- Barking due to frustration and boredom
- How can I break my dog's habit of barking?
- More sport, less barking
- Give your dog a sense of security
- Tip 1 for front door yappers
- Tip 2 for walks together
- Tip 3 for dogs who feel left alone
- Tip 4 for more security and structure in the day-to-day canine routine
- When dog schools can be worth it
How to Calm Barking Dogs
“Their bark is worse than their bite.” This proverb may sound comforting, but dogs that bark constantly don't just take their toll on your nerves, but on your neighbours' too. But why do dogs actually bark? And can this annoying yapping be stopped?
Regardless of whether the doorbell rings, someone comes to the fence or uses the stairs, other dogs or strangers get too close during walks or their caregiver comes home after going to the shops, some dogs seem to comment on every occurrence by barking loudly. Of course, barking is part of a dog's identity and is its way of expressing itself. But when dogs don't stop barking and yapping over a long period of time, you should sit up and take notice: if your dog barks excessively, a serious behavioural disorder could be behind it.