How To Stop A Dog From Barking

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How To Stop A Dog From Barking

by JK Fitterman

Are you like one of the millions that has tried yelling at a dog to get him to stop barking? Probably didn't work out too well, did it? Oh, he may have quieted down for a little bit, but soon enough, he was right back it... driving you crazy with his non-stop barking.

Well, if yelling doesn't work, what will make a dog stop barking? I'm glad you asked. If you want to learn how to stop a dog from barking, first, you'll need to discover why he is barking in the first place. Secondly, you'll need a couple of proven methods of altering your dog's barking problem. This article will explore why dogs bark and reveal a couple of the best methods for controlling a dog barking problem.

Dogs bark for a variety of reasons. The important barks you need to pay close attention to are barks of warning or barking when your dog needs something, such as, food or water or perhaps even, shade or shelter. If your dog is a problem barker, the barking probably stems from his boredom or his need to receive attention from you. If your dog is barking because he is bored you can help the problem by paying more attention to him. You can do this by exercising him regularly. Start exercising him by taking him for walks or working with him on some simple obedience exercises.

If your dog continues to have a barking problem, then you will need to become more proactive in your efforts to stop the barking. If he barks constantly in the backyard, spray him with a water hose or water pistol.

If he barks when left alone, pretend to leave by having a friend drive your car away. Hide well away from your house where he can't smell you and approach from a downwind direction. When he starts his barking, rush in furiously shaking a coffee can filled with stones accompanied with a loud No! Quiet! No Barking! Shake his collar sternly and repeat your firm reprimands.

The key to successfully training a dog is consistency. Be consistent in your training efforts and soon you will have a dog that only barks when there is an urgent need to be heard and you will finally be able to sleep in peace.

J.K. Fitterman is the dog training expert at You-Can-Learn. You can find even more FREE dog training tips and tricks plus a FREE online training video at Visit today and watch this amazing dog training video.

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