Excessive barking is one of the most common complaints among dog owners. While you can’t expect your dog never to bark, there are steps that you can take to minimize the frequency of outbursts. Try these helpful tips to help stop dog barking.
Prevent barking episodes before they happen by eliminating triggers.
- Block view of passersby from your windows and doors
- Supervise yard access
- Remove anything that attracts other animals to the yard, such as birdfeeders or salt licks
Distract and Engage
Sometimes, dogs bark excessively because they’re bored. You can help engage them more by:
- Increasing playtime
- Taking more walks
- Using puzzle toys and feeders
Distract your pup from a barking outburst with familiar commands. This will help refocus their attention.
- Watch Me
Reward Positive Behavior
Reinforce desirable behavior with any of the following:
- Tasty treats
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