It’s completely natural for dogs to bark, and it’s one of their most essential forms of communication after energy and body language. Dogs will bark as a warning, to guard their pack and territory. They’ll also bark to express excitement.
Those forms of barking are hardly ever a nuisance and don’t last for very long. That’s the reason why nuisance barking generally has the same cause and the same solution. When a dog barks too much, it’s almost always telling you that he’s bored and is searching for stimulation or a challenge.
Unavoidably, excessive barking signifies there’s a problem with the human, and not the dog; there’s something not balanced in the pack, so the dog’s needs are not being satisfied. The barking is the sole method the dog has to inform you something is wrong. This eBook will try to help you, dog owners, to figure out why your dog is barking excessively and what you can do to handle the situation.
CONTENT AND CHAPTERS
CHAPTER ONE – Understanding Why Your Dog Barks
Why Dogs Bark
Socially Facilitated Barking
Other Issues That Induce Barking
Illness or Injury
How to Handle Your Dog’s Excessive Barking
If It’s Territorial Barking or Alarm Barking
CHAPTER TWO – Training Your Dog to Reduce Barking
Succeeding Steps with His Other ‘Humans’
Steps to Take to Reduce Excessive Dog Barking
What NOT to Do
CHAPTER THREE – Curbing the Instinct of Barking
When Barking Becomes a Nuisance
Increased Vocalization in Dogs
Troublesome Crying, Whimpering and Barking
Indicators and Types:
CHAPTER FOUR – Howling and Whining
Issues to Rule-Out First
Separation Anxiety Howling
How to Handle Excessive Howling
Howling in Responds to Sounds
Systematic Desensitization and Counter-conditioning
Disregard your Dog’s Attention-Seeking Howling
Reward your Dog for being Quiet
Why Do Dogs Whine?
Other Issues That May Cause Whining
How to Handle Excessive Whining
Steps to Avoid Whining
CHAPTER FIVE – Common Questions
My dog is barking excessively – what can I do?
My neighbor’s dog is constantly barking and disturbing me. What can I do?
Should I use an anti-barking collar to treat my dog’s barking problem?
What can I do if my dog has separation anxiety?