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Anti-barking: how to train your dog not to bark at home.
Just don’t hit me.
Maybe, of course, this topic has already been raised several times, but I honestly did not find it and honestly want to know about it. Has anyone used it? Effective or not? Humane or not?
Just to wean my tin as a loud-voiced dog to react noisily to any outside noise from the street or knock or doorbell or any such rustle, I was already desperate! Nothing helps! He knows what’s bad, when he sees me he shrinks, but he’s wailing just a reason, give me a cut! Everything would be fine and even spit on the neighbors who have come to complain about our singer more than once (I understand them, of course, when a hard barking is heard at 3-4 nights, you will not be particularly happy). In addition, I have a small child and he is very frightened and naturally wakes up with a roar. I am honestly tired of this and what to do, except how to turn to the help of this electronic device, I do not know.
Article written by elvira
is it a stun gun or whatever it is, a very useful thing
although it is not cheap, it helps a lot
helps for the first time, I saw the shepherd dogs who turned out and grabbed.
Have you ever tried to throw slippers into the wall right in front of your nose? Also a shocker in its own way, but at least not painful. Only if you aim badly, it is better not to try. either you will hit the dog, or too far away, which has no effect.
And in my opinion, you first need to teach the dog to command the voice and then from this the command will not quietly work out quickly, of course, but the dog does not hurt, although maybe this number does not pass with everyone!
Well, in this case, it was obviously necessary to start teaching the dog already yes, but in any case, personally, I am categorically against all these electric shocks for dogs. Let’s put these things on our children too, and when they do not obey, we will turn on the current. But no one wants to wear such things on children, so why should dogs feel uncomfortable and painful? It is WE _ PEOPLE who are to blame for the fact that the dog is either doing something wrong, that is, they could not, were too lazy, or did not want to teach the necessary skills in time, to stop undesirable behavior. Now let’s invent all sorts of crap in order to correct the owner’s negligence. AHA! You can find a normal approach to any dog! Only all these griefs are lazy. trainers. Everyone’s personal business, of course.
Read these topics. What you can find for yourself.
In my experience, dogs behave this way. who get little physical activity. and did not find the use of usefulness in the house.
All shockers, kicks are not humane. Initially, you need to find out what is the reason for such a reaction to the noise. Maybe it’s a pedigree, fear or a dog rushing to the rescue? And only then look for ways. In general, this is done in infancy.
I have a similar problem.
But the only thing is that the dog used to live in the village, where, on the contrary, such behavior. barking. was encouraged, because you never know. what drunken person will come in.
What can you tell me? (I just ask without any douches and stun guns).
We have a neighbor him. shepherd dog, only white. Man has no idea about dogs at all. I went with her to a private school, which I don’t know. My husband (formerly a hunter), who had a lot of dogs, seeing all these problems, talked to a neighbor through the fence. He said that, according to the instructor, his dog is very sensitive, so he cannot run a lot, because it is bad for the joints. And the dog is young, 2 years old. She wants to run, he walks with her for half an hour, no more. Naturally she goes crazy in the yard and in the garden. Then, he didn’t like her barking. So he decided to wean her, and bought a shock collar. Normally yes: for festivities it is very sensitive, but for such a collar it is just what you need. Honestly, I wanted to cry. The dog does not understand anything (!) What is happening to it, the reaction to the collar is, of course, shock. What can a dog learn ?! To learn, a dog must understand, first and foremost, what is wanted from it. I took it off a week later, I don’t know why. The dog both barked (not without reason, of course), and barks when someone passes by, or when he hears something. This is her job, she guards. My opinion: train dogs or get cats!
For lovers of dogs who do not bark at all, I would recommend choosing a cat. he will definitely not bother you. In addition, there is an excellent domestic program “Guard Service”, in which the main skill of a dog is a silent warning of danger, the so-called. “Guardhouse”. These techniques are not some kind of secret, they can be found in any “Service dog breeding”. But in this case, you will have to work with the dog.
Of course, it’s much easier to just blast her with an electric discharge.). From the publication of V.B. Vysotskovo.
.”All other methods of weaning a dog from barking are difficult and ineffective.” And for me, they will lead a dog like that, but I’m too lazy to practice (And even about cutting the vocal cords. I would cut them with pleasure, who practices this! This is the first time I hear such horror at all.
How to Teach Your Dog Not to Bark | The Battersea Way
If you need silence, then get a cat, a cow, a hamster, finally. Today
someone does not want the dog to bark, tomorrow someone will not like that the neighbor talks too much, and then?
You advertise your product, of course, but it has nothing to do with raising a dog.
If barking is annoying, don’t get dogs! And so that the dog does not bark for days, pay more attention to it and educate.
In. in, the hamster is ideal. he is generally silent all the time and spiiiiit!
Well, I have three adult dogs and not one of them suffers from idleness! They bark only on business, and all this without any anti-lais, but with an exceptionally competent approach to education, patience and love! A dog is a friend of man, and not a stupid machine that does not understand anything. Of course, that the work of the collar was checked on yourself, this is a huge plus for you, but I had to correct the character in adult dogs and did not use any such special devices. The dog needs attention, not cold, soulless automatic attachments. This is my opinion. I am categorically against antilaying. I repeat. my dogs are not idle talkers, but very adequate and well-mannered representatives of their breeds, so I do not write from the bulldozer that “All other ways of weaning a dog from barking are difficult and ineffective. “This is complete nonsense! Well, yes, you can no longer be persuaded, so it is pointless to shake with your discontent.
Let me explain: I don’t have yappers, but two Ridgebacks. Barkers appear from stupid owners for whom your product is intended. It’s very good that you checked the work of the collar on yourself)) I’m glad for you
About bl.t miracle of technology. He pressed the button, the TV set turned off, clapped, the light turned off in his hands, pressed another button, the dog turned off. Let’s come up with collars for children, so that they would turn off. Tin pancake. Laziness is the engine of progress. And you Elvira Stepanova did not think that your dog, perhaps, saved you from inevitable death. Perhaps, at the very moment when your dog was barking, a thief passed with the purpose of robbery, but did not dare to get in because of your faithful friend?
If you need silence, then get a cat, a cow, a hamster at last.
If barking is annoying, don’t get dogs.!
Not okay, huh? The man formulated the problem, he already has a dog, and instead of helping, his Hayat is advised not to have dogs. Put to sleep or what? It will be more humane?
If someone has not worked with ESHO and does not know what it is and for what, then there is no need to voice about humanity, about current, etc.
I do not argue that this is most likely a mistake of the owner, in relation to the dog, in the way of training, etc. There is, of course, the possibility that the dog’s instincts are so strongly developed that nothing affects it, but as a rule, in everyday life, everything is the other way around, all instincts are blissfully extinguished in childhood. for comfortable maintenance. So I lean towards owner mistakes.
And anti-barking. this can also be a way out, if you don’t think of anything else and give up.
Elena Zhabyko, about the need for silence was addressed to the user Elena Martinovskaya, who diligently advertised this “anti-barking” (that even the messages were sent, I don’t know, either the admins thought it was spam, or she herself wanted it that way). A person was not denied advice if YOU CAREFULLY read the topic, and should have noticed.
Our puppy perfectly understands the strict: “Silence!”
Evgenia Lissa Tsirkunova, read more closely what the person asked.
Elvira Stepanova asked for advice, asked specifically about anti-barking. I did not advertise the product, but just wanted to tell more. I wrote instructions, and some caught on and started a squabble. And then I became like answering them like bazaar grandmas. So I deleted my messages.
It is necessary to consider all approaches to the dog, because dogs are all different and what happens to her also depends on the situation, character, circumstances. You need to advise, not insist on your own. Equate dogs with children, laughter. You do not stop children. ears and tails, don’t brand.
Read more information and training methods for yourself before deciding anything.
No need to offer me to read about training methods, since childhood I have been working with dogs and everything has been read for a long time. what was needed and not needed. A person who calls ordinary methods “difficult to implement and ineffective” cannot but be suspected of elementary laziness and nothing more. Of course, if you do not work with the dog, they will not bring any effect, and all that remains is that this anti-barking cling. By the way, the girl was given advice, and links were given where to read something, and even a couple of possible reasons for this behavior were named. And your messages, no offense, looked like natural advertising. like “this and only this will help!” or rather, all other methods of weaning from barking are difficult and ineffective, or somehow close to it. It is clear that you and I cannot convince each other, at least until I meet a dog that cannot be taught to bark only on business. As for the cropping, these are not questions for me, but for the breeders of such breeds, although opinions are also divided here. someone stops a few days after birth, someone vice versa and prohibits future owners from doing this. But this is no longer relevant to the topic.
But let’s not raise the barking again, we are quite well acquainted with the opinion of each other, we have nothing to find out here)
You don’t have to turn everything upside down.
Nobody says that the usual methods are difficult to implement. They asked specifically about ANTILAY.
I do not turn it over, but since you deleted that post, it is naturally impossible for me to prove the presence of that phrase)
You don’t need to prove anything! Let the last bark be yours.
Please comment with your real name using good manners.
Why do dogs bark
Dogs never bark for no reason, you can always find an explanation for this:
- Fear. Have you noticed that dogs are wildly afraid of sharp and intense sounds: thunder, siren, screams.
- Boredom. If a dog sits at home alone all day, he begins to get bored just like a person. But if you have the opportunity to find entertainment for yourself, then the dog has little choice. gnaw your shoes or bark heartily.
- Fun. In this case, barking for dogs is a sign of delight and satisfaction. Dogs always bark when their owners start playing with them.
- Alertness. Extraneous, unfamiliar sounds cause a feeling of insecurity in the dog, to which it responds with loud barking. For example, a dog will definitely react to a doorbell, knock, if neighbors start repairs.
- Signal or manipulation. Barking for dogs is a way to attract attention, for example, if the pet wants to eat, drink, or is simply bored and wants to play.
- Anger. You can observe a similar feeling when 2 dogs meet. In such a situation, barking. this is a way for dogs to prove their superiority.
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All of the above emotions can visit a dog more than once a day, and of course, the neighborhood with such a loud pet can drive you crazy. This is why it is so important at a young age to explain to the dog when barking is appropriate and when it is better to shut up.
How to teach your dog not to bark at home
Before you teach a dog not to bark at home, you must understand that it is a way for it to communicate, to convey its emotions, like a human voice. If a dog lives in a family for a long time, the owner determines by the intensity and volume of barking what exactly his pet wants. Therefore, you should not set the goal of generally weaning the dog from barking in the house, you need to ensure that this happens only in justified situations.
What exactly can not be done
Let’s start from the opposite, and first of all consider the mistakes that inexperienced dog owners often make:
- Mutual abuse. Screaming at a dog when it barks at home. does not mean to calm her down, but on the contrary to provoke even more. Especially when it comes to aggressive breeds, in whose blood to prove their case. If you decide to get a dog, be patient and learn to stay calm.
- Occasional training. You can only train your dog not to bark at home during regular training. If you only occasionally make comments, the pet simply will not take them seriously, or will not remember at all.
- Physical violence. Beating is inadmissible in principle. First, it is not humane. Secondly, in this way you will not arouse the desire to obey in the dog, but only develop fear and latent aggression.
- Comments without clarifying the reason. If your pet starts barking, first find out why he is doing it. Maybe he wants to play, or maybe robbers are trying to get into the house. Reproaches just like that can discourage any desire to protect you, but you do not want the dog to turn into a decorative ornament.
- Do not follow the pet’s lead. Dogs have a huge number of qualities that humans have, including cunning. If the dog is trying to manipulate you, and with the help of barking to beg a piece of meat from the plate, in no case do not give in. In the future, he will do this manipulation constantly.
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Don’t induce your pet to bark
It is likely that you are the instigator of this behavior of the animal. Think about how you initially reacted to the dog’s barking. There must have been a moment when you rejoiced at these sounds and praised the four-legged. So he remembered that barking is good, which means that he behaved correctly. This is how you will walk in a vicious circle, from morning to night listening to the howls of your tailed.
Below are recommendations for eliminating barking in an apartment:
- Train your pet and teach commands. So that, on command, he unquestioningly obeys you and becomes silent, you need to make a lot of efforts to educate him. This is the most effective method.
- Do not attach too much importance to barking or overreact to it. Ignoring is an effective method, with the help of it your pet will understand that nothing can be achieved by such behavior.
- Pay enough attention to your ward, play with him, frolic on the street together. So, your dog will always feel loved and needed and will not want to bark to attract your attention.
- Control your emotions, because the dog adopts the behavior of the owners. If you have constant quarrels and loud cries about and without in your apartment for what is supposed to be, then it is not surprising that the dog is constantly barking, because his emotional state is subject to stress.
- It is very important when a pet begins to bark at a stranger to react correctly to this reaction. If you make him immediately shut up, then the guard from such a dog will grow unimportant. He will simply be afraid to once again raise his voice and show himself so as not to upset you.
- If the dog barks after you leave, don’t come back to calm him down. Come back. show weakness and she will understand who is the boss, starting to actively use yapping for her own purposes.
Why does the dog bark
What is barking? These are the sounds through which the dog communicates with the outside world. In another way, she cannot express her feelings, so she begins to bark.
Barking is an indicator of your dog’s special emotional state. There may be a number of reasons for this:
Analyze your dog’s behavior and external factors. A dog in a healthy emotional and physical condition will not bark just like that.
If your dog barks for no apparent reason, seek help from your veterinarian, maybe he is worried about something, and you are not able to notice the problem.
How to correct the behavior of your Spitz puppy
It is worth noting that this process is long and tedious, so it is better to immediately educate your pet correctly than to correct the situation later. This is best done when your puppy is two months old. But if you still need to resort to adjustments and you have started the educational process a little, then there are several fairly effective ways to do this:
- The old grandfather’s way is to take the dog by the ears and squeeze them a little. The Spitz will be at a loss and will stop barking. Reinforce the effect by encouraging your tailed beast.
- If the Pomeranian does not respond to the first method, shock him with your loud barking. The dog will be surprised and shut up. This method is effective, however, it does not last long.
- The method of switching attention is effective if your Spitz barks at friends and acquaintances who come to your apartment. Concentrate your pet’s attention on you by giving the appropriate command. The dog will be distracted and stop barking.
- Entice the dog with a game, and he will forget about the object to which he reacted violently.
It is very important to adhere to two rules in correcting the Spitz’s behavior:
Only in this way can you succeed in raising your ward and stop his unreasonable barking.
Below we will consider a situation in which a pet is ideal in your presence, but when you are not at home, it rages and barks loudly, thereby causing the violent indignation of your neighbors. What to do in such a situation? How to eliminate barking?
- Why does the dog bark?
- Don’t induce your pet to bark!
- How to correct the behavior of your Spitz puppy?
- Options for stopping barking while you are away.
How to wean your Spitz dog from barking in the house
You are very fond of animals, so you became the owner of a wonderful Spitz. But now, you have a problem. How to wean a puppy from barking in an apartment? After all, he can start barking in the middle of the night or early in the morning, lifting the whole house to its feet. Neighbors constantly complain about you, but you do not get enough sleep, listening to the drawn out sounds of your pet all day long.
Does your child sleep very restlessly at night because of the tailed beetle, and daytime sleep is out of the question? Just don’t panic, the situation is fixable! It’s time to stop this and teach the animal the proper behavior! You do not know the answer to your question and whether it can be done at all. Can! Read our article and follow the guidelines. The result will not be long in coming.
Let’s take a look at the reasons for your pet’s barking and how to fix the problem in order.
Options for stopping barking while you are away
- You must draw all the energy out of your Pomeranian through active play and entertainment. Then be sure that the tailed beast will fall asleep soundly and will not disturb the peace of the neighbors.
- You can use medication. You just need to consult a veterinarian and he will prescribe mild sedatives for you. However, do not forget that this is a temporary way to eliminate barking and it is not recommended to use it constantly.
- Various dietary supplements. this option is also possible to calm your Spitz.
- Use aromatherapy treatment with a special herbal collar.
- Ultrasound for stopping barking. This modern development is built into the collar, and the dog, as soon as it starts to bark, hears a sound that is unpleasant for its ears, as soon as it stops talking, and the torture ends. Quite an effective method to wean you from barking if your puppy doesn‘t bark from the sound.
- Collar with built-in spray. What modern developers have not come up with! This novelty also gives a good result. Its action is as follows: as soon as the puppy starts barking, the sensor is triggered and the collar releases a stream with a citrus scent unpleasant for the pet. This way, your puppy will learn to be quiet and you can wean him from barking for no reason once he’s connected.
- Collar with electric shock. the dog receives a small charge of current as soon as it starts barking. The method is not entirely humane and is suitable if the previous methods did not work.
- Leave the puppy with musical accompaniment when you are absent from the apartment, i.e. turn on the radio so that your pet does not get bored.
- Close the curtains before leaving so that passers-by do not annoy the dog once again and it does not go into an attack of barking at strangers.
- Leave plenty of toys for your pet to do. In this way, you can wean from barking if he barks out of boredom.
Reward your pet for the correct behavior, so he will understand what he can do and what is unacceptable. After all, dogs are by nature very intelligent creatures. Show just a little patience and your dog will learn the proper behavior and will only delight you.
So, you have familiarized yourself with the effective methods of stopping your dog’s barking, received general recommendations and now you will be fully armed when you hear loud sounds from your pet. You can calm him down in a matter of minutes without disturbing the peace of your neighbors. The main thing, remember. only regular training will make your pet an obedient, intelligent and calm dog! By following the recommendations, you can help your friends and acquaintances if they suffer from a similar problem and cannot wean their dog from loud barking for no reason.
How to wean a dog from barking at home, in the absence of the owner and when he is alone at home
Very often the dog barks just like that, for no reason at an unacceptable time. It can be night, early morning, or all day as soon as the owner leaves the house. She can wake up a neighbor’s child sleeping during the day or disturb the sleep of a sick neighbor. Be that as it may, the whole house only thinks when you will take up the education of your dog and wean it from barking just like that.
How to correct behavior
Before taking on the education of a pet, you need to find out why she behaves this way. If the animal barks for no reason, starting after eating, continuing after sleeping and not ending at night, it should be examined by a veterinarian. This behavior may be the result of inflammatory processes, soreness of some parts, disorders of the nervous system.
Before starting to correct behavior, make sure that constant barking is not a sign of poor dog’s health.
Leisure of the dog in the absence of the owner
Almost all people go to work or school every day. During their absence, they are simply physically unable to control the pet’s behavior. What if an exemplary animal is with the owners of the house, but in their absence it turns into an uncontrollable barking creature?
There are several options in this case:
It is very important to tire the dog so that it only dreams of restful sleep. To do this, you need to take him on an active long walk before leaving. If the animal barks after sleeping, the measures should be more serious.
Advice! To find out if a dog barks when the owner is away, you can ask neighbors to follow the sounds from the apartment. Alternatively, you can leave the recorder on.
Why can a dog bark
Many believe that this is how pets talk. And this is partially true: dogs communicate, exchange information through guttural sounds, but still, in most cases, this is a whining or roar.
Many dogs bark at home in the absence of their owners, it is necessary to wean her from such a bad habit.
Barking occurs against a background of excitement and there may be several reasons for it:
- Excitation. The dog begins to bark from anxiety for various reasons: the doorbell, apartment security, panic or joy. these are all signs of an animal showing emotions. The strength of manifestation depends on the upbringing of the animal, its temperament and poise.
- Fear. The dog barks in a passive. aggressive manner. Each animal knows that its own defense is best manifested in an attack on the enemy. With her bark, she makes it clear that she is not as easy a prey as it might seem. Most often, such barking occurs when the animal is alone in an apartment or locked in a room.
- A game. The most harmless variety is a manifestation of emotions in the game. a period when you can “fool around with all your might.”.
- Boredom. Barking, turning into a howl, while the owners left the house. This behavior speaks of boredom. You need to take care of the meaningful time spent by the dog. She needs toys, a good walk. Boredom is a consequence of unspent energy that occurs at a time when there is strength for various activities, but there is no opportunity to do something.
Important! The dog will not bark out of harm, but it can do it for the sake of attracting attention when they lack it.
Some owners who suffer from dog barking and try to overcome it are the cause of this barking, although they themselves are not aware of it. The fact is that the dog’s instincts make him focus on human behavior and emotions. Therefore, if the owner encourages the dog, she will be sure that she is acting correctly, doing the same in the future.
To prevent your dog from barking for no reason, you should use a few tips:
- teach the animal the command “Quiet”, although this does not guarantee that the pet will be silent in your absence;
- you should not actively respond to barking, even if this reaction is negative, the reason is that the dog regards any attention as encouragement;
Many dogs bark at home out of boredom or lack of attention, they want the owner to play and communicate with them.
You can stop unreasonable barking, but for this you need to take up the education of the animal. It is important to understand that adjustments take more time than team training. The implementation of the technique requires calmness, composure, balance. Don’t let your emotions take over.
If your pet barks at home, try to start barking at her in response. the dog will be surprised and silent, praise him for the silence.
If the dog is hysterical, it is not possible to calm it down, it is necessary to use the long-proven method: you should take the dog’s ears with your hands, rub and squeeze them. Before using this technique, you should test it on a calm animal. with a positive reaction, a similar perception can be expected in arousal. The dog will be surprised, but will stop barking. As soon as there is silence, the animal must be praised and distracted from the reason that caused the barking.
If touching the ears did not work, you should stand in front of the pet and start barking in response as loudly and believably as possible. This method works for a short time, which, nevertheless, is enough to praise the animal for the silence and switch its attention.
If the dog barks at the guests, it is worth distracting it. So, you can work out simple commands in front of the audience. If necessary, repeat the approach more than once. It is best to start with the commands “Come to me” and “Near”. this will allow the dog to turn his attention to the owner. If done correctly, you reward the pet, the guests admire. which is the best way to distract from the negativity.
If the pet barks at guests, switch its attention to yourself: repeat the commands, play with your favorite toy.
If there is a violent reaction to the noise outside the door, the approach should be different. You cannot scold an animal, because it protects your property and barking in such a situation is the right reaction. Distraction by play helps a lot: as soon as the dog starts “guarding”, you should squeak with your favorite toy in the back room. Has a pet come running and wants to play? But that’s what you wanted!
It is important to understand! All exercises will not make sense and will not work if you allow yourself a break from education. You can’t teach a dog today, and tomorrow let it all take its course. It is necessary to stop barking every time it occurs.
Uncontrolled barking can be treated with surgery. It is important to understand that although the barking will disappear by 100%, this method is still quite dangerous for the pet.
Some owners resort to trimming the ligaments. This method is effective, but it should be remembered that surgical intervention carries great risks.
Before you agree to an operation to cut your vocal cords, you should carefully weigh everything:
- anesthesia has a negative effect on the heart of the animal;
- deep anesthesia is accompanied by a small chance of death of the patient or serious complications;
- dogs of small breeds, such as the West Highland White Terrier, (more often they complain about the barking of such animals) are less tolerant of surgery and anesthesia;
Ligament trimming is a difficult and dangerous procedure, during which irreversible complications can occur.
If the dog, left alone, barks out of fear of being alone forever or lack of attention, it is necessary to spend more time with the animal, instilling in it self-confidence.
A simple exercise to train your dog to be alone: you need to get dressed and pretend to leave, after 2 minutes come back and praise for waiting. The time interval is gradually increased.
We suggest watching a video that will help you wean your pet from barking at home. We wish you a pleasant viewing!
Reasons for barking dogs on the street
How does your dog feel about other animals? Perhaps the pet happily runs up and sniffs other dogs, wanting to get to know each other, or, on the contrary, barks at everyone who walks on four legs? If you constantly keep the dog on a leash and try to notice other animals earlier, such walks are not a joy. Dogs should be able to walk without a leash, of course, under your careful control.
But if a dog constantly barks at other dogs, reacts inadequately to relatives, he can provoke a fight. Aggressiveness, depending on the size of the animal, will harm its health or other dogs. And dog breeders will not be delighted with such manners, especially if you have a large or medium breed dog.
If a dog barks at other animals or people for no reason, it can have serious consequences. A hysterically barking dog is difficult to control. To avoid problems, find out the reasons for this behavior in a puppy or adult dog.
Important! Barking is not a manifestation of aggression towards dogs, animals, or humans. This is a canine language characteristic of all breeds and ages, a communicative means through which the dog expresses his emotions, mood, communicates with the owner and his relatives.
- fear, aggression, fright, irritation;
- attracting attention, lack of communication, separation;
- strong emotional arousal;
- danger warning;
- call for games;
- improper socialization, errors of upbringing.
Dogs bark, defending their territory, warning other animals of a possible conflict with a sonorous intermittent, energetic bark.
Barking is a warning signal and a sign for other animals if the dog senses danger.
- An inadequate response to other dogs, accompanied by barking, often signals that the dog is afraid, very frightened, or feels aggression. The barking is accompanied by gestures of submission. The dog licks his lips, stretches his neck forward, hides behind the owner.
- Barking is a means of attracting attention if the dog is bored or encourages to play. It is known that our smaller brothers are not only inquisitive, but also build their relationships, determine their social position through play. If the pet wants to play with another dog, the barking will be short, intermittent. The dog vigorously wags its tail, descends on its front legs, raising the croup, or brings sticks, toys to its relative.
- There is a category of dogs that do not get along with their relatives and assert themselves through loud menacing barking, which is accompanied by growling. If the dog bares its teeth, wags its tail, assumes frightening poses, be prepared for the fact that it can pounce on the dog. Therefore, carefully monitor his behavior and take on a leash.
- Dogs often bark at other animals outside the fence. The dog does not so much protect its territory, but experiences irritation, uncertainty and even fear. The barrier, the inability to overcome the obstacle provokes an adrenaline rush. The pet is overexcited, barking hysterically loudly. Aggression targets anything outside the fence.
Puppy barking reasons
It is possible that your dog barks at his relatives if, at a puppy age, he was frightened or bitten by another dog. An emotionally traumatized puppy may experience intense fear of other animals and dogs throughout its life, and improper socialization and parenting can also lead to barking unnecessarily. Perhaps the dog spent little time in the company of his relatives and his communication and social skills are poorly developed.
Such behavior can be provoked by constant walking on a leash. The dog is deprived of normal communication with relatives, emotional release and barking attracts their attention.
It is possible that barking on the street can be caused by improper upbringing of the puppy. Remember if you tried to build confidence in your pet by poisoning him on other animals? Such mistakes are often made by breeders of fighting breeds, not understanding how this can turn out in the future.
If your dog barks only on unfamiliar dogs or on certain breeds, it is possible that our smaller brothers have developed antipathy, which can be caused by various factors. Animals could not share the territory, toys. Perhaps, there was a conflict between the dogs earlier, and the dog remembered his offender. The dog can peel off his relatives because of being spoiled. The owner simply did not attach any importance to the fact that his dog barks at other dogs and did not immediately wean him from the bad habit.
Teaching your puppy to respond appropriately to dogs
Each dog is unique. Even within the same breed, there are no dogs of the same temperament and character. Some dogs are more calm and phlegmatic, others have a mobile psyche and react more emotionally to various stimuli.
To raise an adequate obedient dog, correct socialization of the pet in society and systematic training are very important. Elementary commands can be taught at the age of 3-3.5 months, and the correct manners must be instilled immediately after the end of the adaptation period.
Important! All dogs, regardless of breeds and age, can be trained and trained. There is no dog that cannot be taught the correct behavior. But training adult dogs will take longer and should be systematic. Perseverance and patience are required of you.
If the puppy on his first walks inadequately reacts to dogs, people, other animals, suppress such behavior with a strict tone. Do not allow destructive behavior to become a habit. A dog from an early age should understand what is allowed and what is not.
Take your small pet for a walk near common dog walking areas. The doggie should gradually get used to communicating with relatives. So that the kid does not get scared, it is best for him to play and frolic in the company of dogs that are close in age. But also do not protect him from contact with adults. Make sure that during the games the dog is not very overexcited, does not get injured, and immediately stop bad behavior or aggression.
If the puppy barks at his relatives, calm him down, distract his attention with a toy, or interest him in something else. If the baby is persistent, continuing to bark, pull up the leash, lightly slap on the rump and give the command “No” or “Fu” in a strict tone. As soon as the dog calms down, praise.
Important! Forbidden commands “No” or “Foo” the dog must execute on demand. So be persistent and always get them done.
In the first stage of training, you can use a treat as a reward. But if you constantly give the dog a treat after showing aggression, or attract its attention solely with food, this will develop the wrong reflex.
Therefore, if the dog does something wrong, use a special collar, a condemning strict tone and make a “scary face”. Dogs are sensitive to the mood of their owners and react to facial expressions. If a puppy barks at dogs that are outside the fence, call the dog and distract from the source of irritation.
Do not allow overworking with your relatives on your territory or on a walk. If the baby is scared, call the dog and calm it down. Ideally, it is better to entrust the training of a pet to a professional dog handler. The dog must complete the initial course of the OKD. Strengthen the skills gained in the classroom with systematic training.
How to stop an adult dog from barking at other dogs
Undoubtedly, the correct manners must be instilled in pets at an early age. But if the moment of education was missed or you have already got an adult dog that does not differ in obedience, act tough, but consistently. In the case of a completely uncontrollable pet, entrust its training to a dog handler.
Advice! An older puppy or adult dog can wear a strict collar. It is better to use one, but strong irritant, than constantly jerking the dog with a regular collar.
If a dog barks at dogs on the street, reacts viciously to other animals, do not let the pet off the leash. As soon as the dog bites its kinsman, in a strict tone, give the command “No”, “Fu” and pull the leash strongly. Slap your pet lightly with a twig rolled up with newspaper.
Repeat these steps until the dog begins to calmly perceive his relatives. If a neighbor’s dog or other dogs bark on the walking area and you know that your dog will “shout”, if he is not on a leash, call to you, divert attention away from the source of irritation.
If on a leash, pull the leash sharply, give a forbidden command. The main goal is to train the dog to respond to your commands, and not to external stimuli. Do not allow the dog to react and bark at the dogs behind the fence. Walk along houses with your pet on a leash. As soon as the dog learns to adequately respond to relatives, praise and encourage in an affectionate tone.
Continue the “intake” training until you achieve the result. Correct behavior with intonation, leash, strict collar, commands. After obedience and normal reaction, you can loosen the leash or remove the Stroke from the dog.
If the dog reacts specifically to the same dog, try not to intersect in the walking areas. Take a walk at a different time or in different places. When accustoming an adult dog to the correct manners, act consistently, but achieve the goal. Prohibition is prohibition, so no indulgences.
How to stop a dog from barking at other dogs: 10 tips and tricks
The dog should behave well at home and on walks, treat people adequately and calmly react to other animals, without showing aggression without a reason. The character and behavior of our smaller brothers largely depends on proper upbringing and systematic training. We will look at how to stop a dog from barking at other dogs. Here are the recommendations and advice of dog handlers that will help in solving this problem.
What not to do: basic mistakes and tips from dog handlers
To keep your pet well-mannered and obedient, properly organize the educational process. Pay attention to the socialization of your pet. After the end of quarantine, do not walk with the puppy off-leash in public areas. The dog needs to get used to the street, new smells and sounds.
- Never play dogs off, even in jest. Feeling its advantage, the pet will suppress its relatives, which can end in disastrous if the dog does not calculate the strength.
- Never hit, shout or use physical violence against the dog using a leash or other means at hand. Rough treatment will give the opposite reaction, develop anger, provoke aggression. If the dog is wrong, slap him lightly with a newspaper, a rolled up tube, a thin twig, but not with your hand. Impact should be minimal.
- If your puppy is shy, don’t focus on other dogs. Get used to communicating with congeners gradually. Calm and friendly dogs should accompany the baby. Keep small breeds in your arms near dog walking areas.
- Some owners make the mistake of walking a small puppy with older dogs. Males often attack puppies and young males. Dogs get into fights.
- Don’t encourage your puppy to bark at other animals. The dog will grow up and it will not be easy to wean him from this habit. A similar mistake is made by breeders of decorative breeds, allowing pets to bite large and adult dogs. An annoying hysterical barking for no reason will cause discontent and aggression even in a balanced dog, and your pet may suffer.
- Do not encourage overly emotional games that provoke heightened excitement. If during the game the dog begins to bark, calm him down and take him on a leash.
- It is possible to train a dog to adequately relate to relatives at almost any age. Act consistently but persistently. The dog must understand and perform the assigned tasks.
Treats, commands, or electric shock. what to choose?
To remedy the situation, you can use the method of switching attention. Your task is to make the dog pay attention to something more meaningful, important to him. For example, when a person approaches, to whom the dog may react negatively, you can show him a tasty treat that he loves very much. With a high degree of probability, the puppy will immediately switch to a tasty treat and forget about the passerby.
Do not give the treat right away so that the dog does not have time to deal with it too quickly. Turn it in front of the muzzle, make the puppy jump, run after him. The coveted prey will occupy all the thoughts of the dog and he will no longer care about strangers.
Of course, you need to give a treat before the domestic “predator” reacts to the appearance of a stranger. If you do this later, he will think that you are encouraging him and will try even more.
You can also train your pet to the command “Hush!” When the animal barks, give it this command in a confident, firm voice, and then jerk the leash sharply. If the puppy stops talking, pet him, praise him, treat him with a treat. This is how you show your approval. With the regular repetition of this exercise, the dog will gradually understand that after the owner uttered the word “Hush”, he should be silent.
If all else fails and the dog continues to bark loudly at everyone in a row, you will have to purchase a special electronic system called Antilai. It attaches to the dog’s neck like a collar and controls the vibration of the vocal cords. When the dog gives a voice, the ligaments vibrate, information about this is transmitted to the device, which gives out a strictly dosed effect. Of course, this causes the animal some discomfort and it quickly realizes that with every attempt to bark, you can get an electric shock in the neck.
This method of teaching cannot be called humane, so it should be used only when all other methods have been tried.
Experienced dog handlers agree that it is best to teach a puppy to good manners from an early age. However, if you missed the moment, this is not a reason to give up. Work patiently with your dog and the result will definitely be.
How to stop a dog from barking at passers-by?
In some situations, a dog barking can do a good job for the dog and its owner. Barking can be warning, threatening, defensive. However, if the dog barks at all the oncoming people and dogs for absolutely no reason, and also often barks while at home, the owner must urgently take action. If you do not know how to wean a dog from barking at passers-by, at home, in an apartment. we will tell you.
Before you start fighting dog barking, you need to find out its cause, if, of course, there is one at all. Some of the most common reasons a dog is forced to voice include:
- the need for something, that is, a request to the owner to do what the pet needs at the moment (feed, take a walk, play);
- defensive reaction, when the puppy is wary of strangers, does not trust them, and tries to demonstrate this.
If your four-legged friend does not belong to the brave representatives of fighting or guard breeds and does not differ unsurpassed courage, then his bark, in most cases, serves as an expression of fear. By dousing passers-by and oncoming dogs, he hopes in this way to show his fearlessness and at the same time scare them away. When a person walks by, the puppy rejoices. he is sure that he drove the suspicious subject away. After several such coincidences, the dog develops something like a conditioned reflex. she is already on the machine gives a voice when a stranger approaches her.
What to do with a dog that barks loudly at home?
It remains for us to figure out how to wean a puppy from barking at home or in an apartment. Many people are barking loudly. annoying, deaf. scares. Some are even ready to give their pet into good hands, just to get rid of the endless noise reproduced by them. But we will offer a smarter solution to a difficult problem.
Initially, a lot depends on the breed of the pet. There are breeds, representatives of which are practically silent and give voice only in exceptional cases. This feature is also inherent in large dogs. But your favorite is probably neither one nor the other.
You will have to sacrifice some of your precious time and work out with the puppy one and only universal command “Fu!”, Which is used when he tries to do something forbidden, for example:
- pick up a dirty bone from the ground,
- go to the toilet in the wrong place,
- taste a computer wire (how to reeducate a “rodent”),
- bite the owner,
As soon as the dog gives a voice, you must immediately give him the command “Fu!” We have already talked in detail about how to train a dog of any age to carry out this command. You can read about this at the link: http://toi-terer.ru/kak-nauchit-sobaku-komande-fu.php
Are you reluctant to waste time and generally lazy? Information for you: Some veterinary clinics offer services such as surgical ligament cutting. After the operation, the dog will not be able to make any audible sounds and the problem will be solved by itself. This method is common in some countries, but we treat it as a barbaric procedure. However, that is what it is. If the dog owner is not ready to spend a couple of evenings on classes with his pet, then does he have the right to subject her to manipulations that cause her suffering?
|Rplairi May 14, 2017, 19:33
I can’t hold the leash even though the puppy is only 7 months old sees the children are playing running she barks children are afraid I am ashamed.
The next day I go for a walk, people go to work, she goes to the dagonka, I hu, you can’t, quieter, calm down.
I daganyayu she kills. For 1 year old she will buy a muzzle
|Julia October 15, 2016, 12:15
Barking at people and dogs. the dog thus shows dominance. protecting your territory. But my dog also barks at everyone. began to walk with him more often. he’s used to it and no longer barks.
|Tatiana July 31, 2016, 17:43
We also have a dog barking at passers-by, but for some reason selectively, not at everyone in a row, as if it senses bad people and large breeds of dogs.
|nika June 02, 2016, 22:48
I think that sabaka is trying to bark something to us and I think that if she barks at people she protects you
|elena June 13, 2015, 20:20
I’ll try it very well. Otherwise, I’m already tired as my dog barks at passers-by and in the apartment.
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There are special devices that can also help wean your dog from barking. If the animal is difficult to train and continues to bark for no reason at all in a row, you can use these devices as an addition to the above methods, and as an independent tool. Not all novice dog breeders know about such accessories, but they are one of the most effective ways to solve the problem.
Anti-barking devices are of several types:
- With electric shock. they look like an ordinary collar, but when the barking begins, special sensors transmit a small amount of current. Many dog breeders can be frightened by such an action, but when activated, a minimum current charge arises, which pulls the animal, but does not cause a dangerous effect.
- With a special liquid. in case of barking, the device with a hiss splashes out a small portion of spray with a lemon scent, which is unpleasant for the dog, it gets scared and stops making noise. Over time, the animal realizes that its barking is the reason for the pungent lemon smell.
- With ultrasound. they emit special signals at ultrasonic frequencies inaudible to the human ear, which irritate the animal and force it to silence, but there is a possibility that with frequent use, the pet will get used to the signal and stop paying attention to it.
An ultrasonic collar is not suitable for animals with hearing problems, as they simply cannot hear sound vibrations.
In most situations, anti-barking collars really make the dog be silent, but with prolonged use it becomes addictive, so you have to increase the intensity of exposure to get the desired effect. From an educational point of view, such a device rather does not help, but harms. It simply stops undesirable actions, but at the same time the barking animal does not receive arguments and explanations why it should not be done this way.
A muzzle can also be attributed to devices that limit barking. it will fix the mouth, preventing the animal from barking, but at the same time it will not interfere with breathing. The muzzle can be put on before going out for a walk to prevent the dog from barking at everyone.
How to stop a dog from barking
Barking is the way a dog communicates with its owner and other animals. In some cases, it can be warning or threatening, which can do a good job for the pet and its owner. But if the dog constantly barks at every oncoming passer-by or often barks while at home, you need to take action, since such restless behavior brings discomfort to both the owner of the four-legged friend and those around him.
Weaning from excessive barking at home
This issue is especially relevant for pets, which can create unnecessary noise late at night or while the child is sleeping. First of all, it is important to understand that if the dog is not allowed to bark at home, then this should not be done under any circumstances. For example, you cannot praise him for a sniffed neighbor walking up the stairs, but at the same time scold him for a loud reaction to a doorbell.
One easy way to wean yourself is to touch your ears or lightly squeeze the pinna with your thumb and forefinger. First, you need to try such strokes at times when the animal is completely calm. If the reaction is positive, then you can confidently use this method when an unreasonable barking appears.
Another way is teaching the command “Hush!”, Which is given at the moments of barking. If the pet stops talking, you should praise him, pet him and reward him with a treat. After regular repetition, he will eventually understand that after the word “quieter” it is necessary to shut up.
These are quite working methods, but they do not give a 100% guarantee of the result, especially when it comes to non-puppies, in adult animals. But if they do not work, you should not give up, but look for other options. If the problem needs to be solved here and now, for example, to get rid of the unreasonable night barking, you can use a spray bottle filled with water. As soon as the dog starts to make noise, sprinkle water in its face. Before that, you need to make a warning command “Quiet”.
How to wean from barking at passers-by
By battering oncoming dogs and passers-by, the dog tries to demonstrate fearlessness and scare suspicious subjects. When a stranger walks by, not paying any attention to the barking beast, he gets the impression that the “enemy” is really scared. As a result, a kind of conditioned reflex is formed when strangers approach, and the barking becomes more confident and louder over time, sometimes even accompanied by aggressive behavior.
To wean the dog from barking at everyone, a distraction method is used. The main task in this case is to shift attention to a more important and interesting object. This can be a toy or treat that you can entice your pet with. For example, you can turn a treat in front of your nose, make the dog jump or run after him, so that the desired object occupies all the thoughts of the animal and he does not care about passers-by.
It is necessary to give a treat before the manifestation of a “noisy reaction” to a stranger. If you do this after, the pet will be sure that this is an encouragement of loud behavior and will try even harder next time.
Why does the dog bark
There are a number of reasons that cause anxiety for a pet, and he begins to burst into barking, drawing attention to himself. These include:
- playing when the pet expresses joy with a loud yapping;
- fear. occurs most often when the animal remains in a confined space or completely alone;
- anxiety. can be caused by suspicious sounds, the presence of strangers or other dogs, intruders and other reasons, in response to which there is such a loud reaction;
- boredom. the pet may become bored, but his choice of entertainment is small: to gnaw on any of the owner’s things or bark loudly, attracting attention to himself;
- aggression is a way to show negative emotions (anger, discontent) in response to stimuli, by analogy with a human scream;
- frustration. occurs in many pets when parting with the owner, so if they behave noisy when you leave home, this is a manifestation of resentment;
- jealousy. appears when the owner shows more care and attention in relation to other inhabitants of the house;
- need. the pet needs something and communicates it with his loud behavior.
The easiest way to wean from barking is to observe and find out in what situations barking starts and try to eliminate these annoying factors. For example, some dogs often respond with loud barks to the harsh sounds of a telephone or doorbell. To wean them from the sound of calls, it will be enough to make it quieter or turn off the sound. Of course, in this way it is impossible to completely get rid of the problem, but you can significantly reduce the number of such loud attacks.
Owners of especially noisy pets will benefit from the following tips:
- weaning off unreasonable barking is desirable from an early age, do not allow the puppy to whine;
- situations that provoke barking should be avoided, especially in the early stages of training;
- it is undesirable to praise the dog when it loudly “greets” the appearance of the owner. If the praise occurs during the period of weaning from barking, then this negates all efforts;
- you should not shout, as the dog may start “snarling” in response;
- perhaps the dog is deficient in attention and if you often engage in, play and go for walks with him, he will behave much calmer;
- if the pupil becomes simply uncontrollable and refuses to obey, you can use the services of a professional trainer who will help identify the reasons for such noisy behavior and teach the animal to restrain emotions;
- in case of excessively restless behavior, you can contact your veterinarian to prescribe a sedative.
Each of the chosen methods requires significant participation of the owner, therefore it is necessary to have enough patience and time to get rid of the problem of unreasonable barking. But it is worth remembering that barking is a means of communication between a dog and the outside world, so you need not take radical measures to eliminate it, but confidently correct the dog’s behavior and conditions of its keeping.