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Bark control

Barking dog

A persistent bark is one of the most common issues that owners encounter with their four legged friends.

Unfortunately, no one has yet mastered the art of canine-human communication and so interpreting dog barking remains a challenge for both parties. Dogs bark, sometimes it is for a reason and sometimes it will not make sense why you dog is barking. While some breeds may be more prone to bark all dogs can be bark trained to decrease the amount of barking and control the times in which barking is acceptable.

Why do dogs bark?

Dogs may bark for a variety of reasons and it is one of the ways that they attempt to communicate with you. Before considering Jordan Dog Training’s professional behavioural services for a barking dog, first please check your dog’s essential needs are met. Consider these common causes:

Your dog may be barking for a reason if…

  • Is your dog hungry or thirsty?
  • Is our dog in need of exercise?
  • Is he sick or injured?
  • Is he bored or seeking attention?

Other reasons for dog barking may include..

  • Warning to or of another animal
  • Playing or excitement
  • Out of fear
  • Acting as an alarm when a new person or object enters their space

As you can imagine some of these barking habits come in handy and we do not want to stop you dog from barking all together but instead train the dog to stop barking when it is unacceptable or unnecessary. Sometimes our approach to chastising barking can be confused by the dog, loudly yelling back at the dog may reinforce this behaviour as the dog thinks we are joining in or perhaps being too gentle in your approach may be perceived by the dog as praise for barking.

What if my dog is barking excessively?

If you cannot pinpoint the reason why your dog is barking, our in-home dog training services can help you solve your problems quickly and effectively, with gentle, but firm, methods. When your dog’s excessive barking also becomes a problem for your neighbours – whether they complain directly to you or file an official complaint, it is always a good idea to let them know you are trying to solve the problem.

Jordan dog training can help you to recognise why your dog barks and give advice on how to stop your dog barking in the future. This will give you a head start on bark control techniques. There a variety of bark control training techniques that can be used to stop your dog from barking. Some training approaches will include finding a distraction, changing your dogs reaction to certain trigger situations, and training your dog to understand the ‘bark’ and ‘quiet’ commands.

Remember some dog barking is natural…

Dogs barking at each other is a natural phenomenon and so the question is not how to stop dogs barking, but to learn effective bark control methods. Using physical punishment is not recommended – please avoid potentially harmful solutions such as shock collars. Barking is a method of communication for dogs and physically punishing this will cause distrust and possibly lead to further behavioural issues. Employing bark control training will not only help to stop the amount of dog barking but will help you to better understand your dog and their needs.

We find barking solutions based on what best suits your dog

The experts at Jordan Dog Training can visit your home to conduct a behavioural analysis, which will determine why your dog is barking and also explain how to best stop your dog from barking excessively. In-home training is a much more efficient and safe solution for barking problems than any other strategy. This method is preferred as it allows the bark training to solve specific problem or triggers that may be present in the home. Bark training is a very beneficial process that will allow you to stop unnecessary barking, control your dog’s bark and avoid harming your dog or upsetting you neighbours.

Whether your dog is barking all night, or just when left to its own devices, we will find a solution and treat the root cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. Jordan Dog training bark training is the best way to stop or control your barking dog.