Dogs will just be what they are – being vocal is a very natural way for them to express themselves. There are times that we do want our dogs to bark. Just as there are times that we want people to speak. It’s just that people who speak all the time and dogs that bark all the time can quickly get tiresome. It’s somewhat easy to get the jabbering person to ease up a little bit. It may not be that easy to let on to a dog that there’s a right time in a long time to bark. So how to stop dog barking and driving you insane?
Well, you’ll find that there are all kinds of different philosophies out there that can help you, depending on which you believe in. One of the best ones involves using gentle encouragement and mild punishment to reinforce the right kinds of behavior and to deter the wrong kinds.
Whatever you do, you need to understand that for the most part, a dogs doesn’t bark to bother you. They’re often just being playful or seeking too much attention. It can be helpful to think of the dog as you would a person who just doesn’t get the point. If that’s what people do sometimes, can you be surprised at what dogs do? It just needs patience to learn how to stop dog barking.
This post was written by BPT_Assistant on October 31, 2011