dog barks a lot, Right? And
it’s annoying you and maybe your
neighbors big time?
Few things in life can drive you crazy like a constantly barking dog
going on from dawn to dusk – sometimes all night as well and
it’s infuriating when you can’t do something about
a pity they don't get sore throats like us sometimes isn't it...
Here's one way round it...
This is the type of barking that
happens when you leave, and whether
they have that deep shuddering
woof” or that ear piercing “Yap, Yap,
Yap” it can do your head in very quickly.
The great news for you is that
barking is not something that
dogs need to do in
the normal run of things. In fact, generally speaking barking is a sign
of stress, frustration, anxiety or over excitement and none of these
emotions are particularly good for your dog.
Or you as well, for
In truth, a relaxed and contented dog does not need to bark at all!
let’s take a look at one specific type of barking and get
you started on putting a stop to it…
dog barking when you are not at home is a very common issue
worldwide and the first time you are made aware of it is when a friend
or neighbor, or even worse, the dog control officer pays you a visit.
The key to
stopping this frustrating barking is understanding why it
happens in the first place, allowing you to provide a remedy for the
cause rather than treating the annoying symptoms.
me on this one for a moment… You MUST remember
have to see it all through your dog’s eyes!
think of it like this…
Your dog is a pack animal and naturally
understands that there are
leaders and followers in any group. And the main job of the pack leader
is to protect the pack.
So when on Monday morning everybody leaves the house to go to work and
leaves the dog at home alone they become stressed… and so
would you if you lost your pack!
the reason why they're stressed and barking.
calling out to you to come back. They are trying to do what
they feel is their purpose in life.
it… If you are a parent with a youngster, one of
your main jobs is to keep that child safe, so you keep an eye on them
all the time, all over the house, so you know where they are. They are
and you are relaxed.
suddenly walked out of the house and shut the front door behind
them locking you in what would you do?
after them? Of course…
looking at it from the dog’s point of view, what
door was locked and you couldn’t open in. And all the other
doors and windows are locked. Then what would you do…
help? Your dog doesn't have that option!
The next best
thing is shout for help and let anybody know? Well that is
exactly what your
wouldn't sit down, relax and have a cup of tea, knowing
your young child was wandering around the streets alone, would you?
starting to see why your dog is stressed and barking when you
And all those
other annoying behaviors such as chewing shoes and
furniture and trying to dig under the fence, or jump over the fence
that only happen when you're not around… Yep,
that’s right. They are all symptoms of a stressed dog
that’s desperately concerned about you not being home and
safe. Remember your dog can’t speak English to tell you any
what’s the solution? How do you put a stop to it? Well
not giving them a bone to chew on whilst you are away. Imagine
saying to the parent who is totally stressed that their young child is
out on the streets… “Don’t worry,
here’s a box of
chocolates but it is not going to
work in this situation.
In the same
way toys jammed full of food and other distractions do not
treat the cause
of the problem. They are only treating the symptoms and
happen to work, if you’re lucky, for half an hour or so
– but no way will it be for the long term.
likely most of you will know that this doesn't work because
already tried it!
solution is actually very simple. You need to become the
leader in your dog’s eyes and
make your dog accept this. Once you do this correctly your dog will not
see it as their job to
protect you. You will be able to come and go as you please and they
will be totally
This is the
real solution to having a calm relaxed dog. No tricks here,
just an honest understanding of your dog’s behavior.
the pack leader is not complicated in any way. Anyone can
do it and it does no harm at all to your dog; however it's not really
something that can be explained in 2 minutes here but this Free Every Day Dog Training PDF may go
some way to helping you understand.
You will see how Dogy Dan
explains very powerfully how to establish yourself as the pack leader
and stop dogs from barking when you leave them.
Here though are a few additional tips that you can use in conjunction
becoming the pack leader that will help stop your dog's barking.
Exercise you dog
before you leave him - a tired dog is more likely to relax
Find the right
space: Try leaving your dog in different areas as some dogs will relax
more outside, others inside and some prefer smaller areas like washrooms
Always leave water
down and make sure your dog is warm and fed before you leave
Remove any bones,
but do leave toys around for him
Music or the tv
being left on can help as a distraction
There are some
herbal remedies to help relax your dog, although these do not in any
way treat the root causes of the problem, they simply dope the dog up
and cost a fortune in the long run
A break in the
middle of the day using a dog walking service can help
When you leave
make a point of leaving calmly so your dog stays relaxed
have been tried, but they are expensive and do not cover the root cause
of your dogs problem so are not recommended other than for very thin
to the belief that
another dog for company is going to
stop the problem is something I would stay well away from. Remember the
source of your dog’s problem barking is not boredom. After
all, many dogs who bark all day when the owners leave are the same dogs
who lie around the house doing nothing most of the weekend when they
are at home!
So with all that said hopefully now
you have a far better understanding
of your dog's problem!
I would suggest if you are really
serious about stopping the barking
immediately for your own benefit as well as your neighbors, then take a
look at thisFREE Dog Training PDF and become the pack
will be the end of your issue.
not hard but you have to
understand your dog's problem
through their eyes rather than human eyes! They do not want more bones
or biscuits shoved into a ball – what they want is a strong
started now, check out the free pdf right now,
don’t hang around. The sooner you turn things around the
sooner your neighbors will be thanking you for it!
to take control of the situation the EASY WAY.