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A comfortable household can be quickly turned into a complete nightmare with the addition of a barking dog. Dogs will always bark for a particular reason so try not to get to annoyed with the situation. A dogs bark is their way of expressing a certain emotion that they are feeling. If the bark is very 'high' in frequency it means that the dog is really distressed about something. Male and female dogs tend to bark around about the same amount. Bearing this in mind remember that males will bark less after they have been neutered - this is because after the operation they become a lot less territorial and do not feel the need to bark so much when in the house.

If your dog begins a barking habit the first thing you should do is try to understand why the dog is barking - what is causing it? Beginning to shout louder than the dog trying to tell it to stop will not help in any way so avoid this at all costs. Do not try and comfort the dog in any way when it starts barking because this will certainly make the situation much worse. Comforting the dog will only make it think there actually is something wrong and the barking will become worse.

Do not hit the dog ( I would not agree with this in most situations ) when it begins barking. The dog will be looking up to you for leadership and hitting the dog will really confuse the dog ( throwing things at the dog won't help either ). So what are the causes of your dogs change in behavior when it comes to barking? As I mentioned earlier, territorial issues will cause barking around the home. If a dog is left alone for long hours every day this can also cause barking. The least annoying example of barking is probably the 'play' barking - this is when a dog barks as you are having fun, playing in the garden etc.

We mentioned a dog being left alone and this causes the dog stress through loneliness. Often the owner of the dog will be oblivious to this problem as it only happens when they have left the house. The neighbors will have a different outlook on the situation though, especially if they are at home most days.

Dogs are not perfect animals so learn with them as they learn. Of course a barking dog is a problem but try to understand what is causing the barking. After all your dog is a part of the family and you would not want a family member to be in any way distressed.


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Great article, yes I agree about the barking of a dog, I can be distracting at times, well all the time lol. Thank you

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