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Excessive barking is one of the most frequently heard complaints
about dogs. Dogs bark for many reasons, therefore, the first thing
you must do is figure out WHY your dog barks so much! I know, I
know, easier said than done! However, once you figure out WHY your
dog barks excessively, you can begin to work on the problem.
Exercise Exercise is a very necessary and important part of a dog's life. A dog that does
not get enough exercise on a daily basis can easily become bored and let's face
it...boredom often leads to barking. If excessive barking becomes a problem with
your dog...try increasing his exercise level. After all, a tired dog is a happy
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All Alone With Nothing to Do!
Dogs that are left alone for long periods of time may also bark excessively. This
goes back to the "boredom leads to barking" theory! If your dog is home alone
during the day, why not provide some stimulating entertainment for him? Food
dispensing toys are wonderful and they are available in many shapes and sizes.
If your pup loves to bark at what he sees outside, obscure his view of the
excitement. If he stands on the couch or a chair to look out the window a
rearranging of the furniture may be a simple fix.
Though excessive barking can be annoying, don't give
up on your pooch! There is help available! The ASPCA
website provides canine behavioral assistance to
help you with your problem. Be sure to check it out...it is
loaded with helpful information!
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Final Note: Adding a new dog to the family may help. After
all, many dogs love companionship! However, it would be
wise to figure out why your dog barks so much BEFOREadopting another furry friend. Though companionship may
be the answer the last thing you need is TWO barking dogs!
Focus on your current pooch first and consider adopting
another dog once the barking situation is under control.