Get professional help to stop dog barking

So you want to stop your dog barking without hurting them? Well I’d love to help you.
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Another important thing to remember with dogs that bark is the influence of . Some breeds have a tendency to bark more than others, such as terriers, shepherds and hounds. , or breed mix to see what the breed(s) was originally bred for and what behavioral tendencies are common to help you understand the basis for barking behavior.
You could also try a bark collar to help teach your dog it’s not okay to bark all day.
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Hi. Reading all these comments is super helpful. My partner and I got a 5-6 mo old shepherdor from a rescue. Our dog, Violet, is now around 10 months. She is overall a great dog. She definitely seems to be more Shepherd than lab. Our biggest issue seems to be that she will seemingly randomly really lose it at people. She will bark and the hair on her back goes up. Most people she is really sweet. Our biggest issue there is she lunges at people. But with the barking there must be a logic to it, but I certainly don’t see it. We were walking home the other night and a man was stopped on the street. As we approached her hair went up, head down and barking. I’d appreciate any ideas. While all of these techniques can help stop your dog from barking, don't expect results overnight. iStockphoto
Photo provided by FlickrJust a few drops in your dogs mouth, or in his water dish, will help him to remain relaxed and calm without a thought of barking.
Photo provided by FlickrMy dog barks only at people passing the gate and at foxes and cats. How can I help him to stop this?
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The first step in obtaining peace and quiet is to realize that lots of barking is caused by the dog being lonely, bored, frustrated or frightened. These are all situations that you can help to alleviate. A well-exercised, happy dog is more likely to sleep all day while you are not home. Spend time playing with, training and exercising your dog..It's no wonder people have barking problems with their dogs. Most dogs have no clue as to whether barking is something good or something bad. Sometimes when the dog barks, he is ignored (owner in a jolly mood). Other times, the dog is encouraged (owner sees suspicious stranger outside the house). And yet other times, the dog is yelled at (owner has a headache). Humans are consistently inconsistent. In order to help your dog know your rules, teach him what they are. Here is a good rule to start with: Barking is OK until the dog is told to "Stop Barking." Think of "Stop Barking" as an obedience command rather that simply an unpredictable reprimand. Each time your dog barks, after two or three woofs, praise her for sounding the alarm. Then tell her, "Stop Barking." Simultaneously, waggle an especially tasty food treat in front of her nose.Until you have re-trained your dog about her barking habits, she should be confined to a place where she will cause the least disturbance. Closing the drapes will help muffle the noise for the neighbors. In addition, confining the dog to the back of the house (away from the street) will keep disturbances to a minimum. Leave a radio playing to mask noises from the street. You may also want to have disconnect switches on the telephone and doorbell if these set off a barking spree.A dog who barks when excited (i.e., before going for a walk or being fed) is harder to work with because an owner’s pre-departure or pre-food cues are usually highly ritualized. Again, do not reward your dog with the things he wants until he is calm. For example, if the barking happens as soon as you go for the leash, drop the leash and sit down. Keep repeating this until your dog is quiet. If you successfully attach the leash but he barks as soon as he gets outside, immediately go back inside. This technique requires patience, but if you are diligent, your dog will quickly learn that quiet equals a walk.& Dogs who suffer anxiety when left alone will often bark a lot during the first 30 minutes after departure, while others continue until their person comes home. If this is the case, you must get a trainer in to help, as separation anxiety can be a very difficult behavior to modify.