I have always believed that dogs are mans best friend. I have been taking care of my terrier dog for 2 years now and I absolutely love him. He knows when I am upset and knows just how to make my mood lighter when I all gloomy. His lovable but I don’t like it when he gets to bark so loud. It pains my ear and almost everyone around the household.
If you want your dogs to stop from such misbehavior, I suggest you train them especially during their early stages. Here are some tips to get you started with the training your dog from having such too loud and excessive barking misbehavior.
Be consistent in giving your dogs reward. One common mistake of dog handlers in the past is that in order to stop their dogs from barking they would feed them with food immediately just to calm them down and this does not solve things. Dogs are encouraged to bark further because they know that they would get attention from their owners when they do. They have confusion on whether this attitude is right or wrong. So in order to modify such behavior, give rewards only when you think you’re dog had done something good.
Teach your dog simple commands like NO BARKING or STOP BARKING. These simple commands will let your dogs learn that you wanted them to be quiet. If you’ll do this most of the time, you’ll be able to teach your dogs to behave.
Keep your dog away from sounds and sights that may cause them barking. Place your dog in an environment where there is less access to excessive noise as they may trigger barking. You may want to place them in a room away from any doors or windows so that they could not look outside. if your dog barks when he’s alone in the backyard, keep him inside except when you’re able to go out with him. If your dog barks at passersby through the front window, either draw the blinds or keep the dog out of the front room except when you’re there to address the problem.
Distract your dogs. When you think that you’re dog is on barking cue again, distract him. You may give him safe chew toys to stimulate his mind. You may also want to go out and play fetch with him. It will help a lot. Maybe you’re dog is just too bored or lonely. Boredom and loneliness leads to other undesired behaviors in dogs.
Do not leave your dog outside your home. Whenever your off to work or has something important to go to, do not let your dog stay outside your home. Dogs left outside home whole day are more prone to nuisance barking.
Sometimes, the lack of attention you give your dogs contributes to their misbehavior. In order to prevent such, I always go out in my backyard with my dog during playtime. After playtime, my dog would simply sit down quietly in the backyard and watch me as I do gardening chores. I use my favorite lawn mower blade. I usually buy lawn mower blades from my most trusted and reliable store.
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