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How to prevent a dog from barking

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Dogs can bark for a multitude of reasons, from discomfort or illness to any external stimulus that catches their attention. When these barks are continuous or at inappropriate times, they can be annoying for everyone: You yourself, your community of neighbors, the entire street if there are more dogs around which "barking" spreads ... Here are recommendations to prevent the dog from barking.

Tips to prevent the dog from barking

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If you follow all these tips to prevent your dog from barking but still happening, Barking may then be a symptom of discomfort or illness. Then go to the vet. Anyway, keep in mind that Barking is a "mania" like any other and correcting it takes time, sometimes weeks. Do not want to be solved all day. Insist and you will get it!

How to prevent a dog from barking: Origin of barking

Tell you that doing this or that training exercise will get your dog to stop barking, it is completely false. There are many reasons why a dog barks and to solve it, we must know what is the exact reason that causes that behavior.

Detecting the origin of the bark is actually very simple, we just have to pay attention and observe carefully. Dogs bark naturally, as we humans talk, it is a form of communication and as such should not be corrected.

You should only correct this behavior when the barking is excessive or prolonged over time, but you should not do anything if your dog simply barks from time to time (it is something completely normal).

The main reasons why a dog can bark continuously are:

  • Alarm, when our dog detects a stranger or noise.
  • Boredom, when they get bored or have excess energy.
  • Separation stress, when they suffer from separation anxiety.
  • Socialization, lack of contact with other dogs.
  • Draw attention, to indicate something or request our presence.
  • Races, some races are generically more barking than others.

Remember that when you put into practice the advice that we are going to give you, you must do it completely calmly and firmly. We even recommend that you see how to correct a dog if it does not obey you, from the following article: Methods to correct a dog.

Barking dog, little teether

You don't even believe the message that some sayings offer us, dogs bark for different reasons but some of them are fear and warning. If those dogs intensify their nervousness or fear they may bite unexpectedly.

It is obviously strange that a dog bites its own owner (although if you are not well educated, it is possible). In general, dogs bark and, if necessary, bite a stranger who tries to access their space or territory.

We should never try to become "professional trainers" if we do not know the dog, we could get a big scare.

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