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For the best psychological outcome for your dog it is always better to address the underlying cause of the barking, rather than using techniques or tools that focus only on the barking.
Barking is a responsive behaviour, it occurs when your dog has an internal need and in reaction to external events. Boredom barking is characterised by barking that increases in frequency over the course of the day and night. It tends to be a monotone kind of barking that occurs with the same number of barking in a row, over, and over again. Learned barking is a barking behaviour that a dog engages in if they have been reinforced for it somehow in the past.
Separation barking usually starts as soon as you leave the house, or are about to leave, and generally decreases over the course of the day, until you are due back home, then another increase is likely. Reactive barking occurs when your dog barks in response to either seeing another dog, object or person. There are also some general things you can do to minimise the disruption barking can bring. If you have a problem with your dog barking you will find that simply allowing them to be inside with you will really help.
Remember that barking is a responsive behaviour, so in order to stop it, you need to pre empt the barking and replace it with a different behaviour. Barking is a normal canine communication tool and will happen, probably on a daily basis with your dog. This entry was posted in Harmony In The Home and tagged barking, boredom, crate training, environment enrichment, play, seperation anxiety, socialisation. Night time barking can Often be fixed by locking the dog in a room overnight so it has no access to outside at night.
Dogs are busiest during sun rise and sun set and these are the times they will tend to be at their most noisy, take precautions (with some of the above suggestions) at these times of the day to manage their excess energy. My 9 month old labrador retriever who sleeps on a comfortable mattress in the corridor of our house wakes up early in the morning and barks incessantly afterwards. Dogs do what works, so either the barking is soothing for him (anxiety) or he is being rewarded for his behaviour by you (play). He would certainly benefit from some extra stimulation to get him as tired as possible, this may reduce the barking at night. If you follow the above advice and there is no change in the barking in one month please contact a good trainer in your area.
Dogs who sleep outside are more likely to bark, especially at dawn and dusk when the night animals are most busy.


I have a 3.5 years old female Japanese spitz, she barks a lot and gets aggressive when she hears or sees another dog, otherwise she is quite silent and friendly. Outdoor pets often bark to get attention; they are no different than a child who acts out to draw attention.
High-energy breeds like Jack Russell terriers and beagles will bark if they do not get enough exercise. Dogs bark for a variety of reasons and when you bring a dog in to your home you will encounter some barking, this is normal. However, excessive day time barking or any barking at night or early in the morning, is usually what causes the most stress for neighbours and owners. These may stop the barking, but your dog will still be feeling aroused, and this arousal will rear its head in other behaviours over time. This kind of barking is best addressed with environment enrichment , off lead running, and interaction with other dogs each day. I would also recommend that if you have a dog that is a boredom barker that you look at feeding their daily ration of food through training and interactive food dispensing toys. Although it does not increase over time as boredom barking tends to, it does stay the same pitch and volume all day long.
Sometimes learned barking can be a good thing, for instance, when your dog needs to go outside, they may bark and you can let them out. Ideally, any off lead walk for your dog should also include play with other dogs, and even play with you. In the mornings they like to play, we discourage barking but when we aren’t home they play and bark while playing.
He want our attention by petting on us when we are sleeping if we don’t response he will bark . And there’s is one time I leave house he suddenly bark , it’s like the first time ! Keep your dogs inside overnight in a cosy room with some light music playing to drown out any outside noise and this should fix the problem. Night barking is something I try and avoid recommending that people work through because it’s just not practical to be training our dogs at 3am, you could try leaving some easy music playing to drown out some of the outside noise, make sure all windows are closed as well and if you find it hard to sleep with music going it may be an idea to get some ear plugs. There are certainly ways to stop a pup from yapping on and on at inconvenient hours, but to do so the reason the dog is barking must be addressed. Depending on the situation, there are a number of techniques you can use to decrease excessive barking.
Your dogs’ body language will be a dead give away about the bark being a playful one, and you will often see play bows during the barking.
On the other hand, it can also include barking for attention, barking for their dinner, fence line barking, and barking for a walk.


If your dog is tired, they are much more unlikely to engage in barking, especially learned barking and boredom barking. When you cannot watch the dogs you need to separate them so your Spitz does not continue to practice this behaviour and stress your Goldie. If you decide not to work on managing her reactivity towards other dogs this is your choice but you must be prepared for living with a dog who will unlikely ever be friendly with other dogs. If you can’t determine a reason, you might resort to using a bark collar to correct the behavior. This kind of barking is an invitation to play, and can be presented to you or another animal- Ben barks at my cat, Spencer, all the time, and often is reinforced by Spencer with a game of bat the puppy. When addressing the problem of learned barking the most effective means of stopping it is removal of the reward attached to the barking. Sometimes dogs need to be trained to learn the word quiet, if she barks at any time during the day tell her quiet and when she stops reward her.
In doing so you will be breaking the old habit of barking and creating new behaviours that you are happy to live with.
Redirecting attention is often the best way to stop this kind barking, as is giving an all done signal, indicating that you don’t want to play at this point. Think about what factor is maintaining your dogs’ barking, and do not continue to reinforce them for barking, this will require preparation.
Whenever my golden try to stand up or walk, tat JapaSpitz will start barking at it and even try to bite it. Do this every night, and the dog will soon accept the crate as his bedroom and be quite happy to go to his own bedroom. You can also try some of the general tips towards the end of this article to help with this kind of barking. He will not like the scent of the citrus spray and shut up as soon as he realizes that barking creates the odor.




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