One of the most common problems that people have with training their dogs is getting it to stop barking. Constant barking is a problem that will get under your skin and will only get worse as your dog gets older. Many dog owners will find that adult dogs can be almost impossible to train once barking has become a habit. The real key here is to get your dog trained before the barking becomes a bad habit.
In this article were going to take a look at some of the things that you can do to control dog barking.
The first step to learning how to stop dog barking is finding out why your dog is barking. Sometimes this isn't as obvious as you might think. You might have a nasty neighbor who likes to tease your dog. You might not realize he is even doing it when you are not around. There may be some neighbors kids who walk by everyday and throw stones and scream at your dog. Sometimes you have to think a little outside the box.
Once you know what is causing your dog to bark you can go about training your dog. In some cases no training is even needed. For the examples above you would need to move your dog inside to stop your annoying neighbors from bothering your dog.
Another very common reason dogs bark is out of boredom. This is often when your dog just keeps barking and barking for no apparent reason. When your dog is like this try taking it for a walk. If the dog is still barking when you come back, then you may have a different problem all together.
If your are really stuck with this barking problem you may want to consider some devices or collars. Some people do not like shock collars, but when they are used correctly then get be effective. The key is to use them correctly. There are many collars that will allow you to adjust how much of a shock your dog will actually get. This makes sure that your dog will not be harmed in anyway.
Always remember to define why your dog is barking first. This will make the training of your dog much easier. Allot of dog owner have little understanding as to why their dog is always barking. This often leads to a very flustered dog and owner. Yes, the barking could be as much of a problem for your as it is for you.