We express our thoughts and feelings with the help of the voice, and the dogs Express their emotions using barking. Experienced owners who they know their pets well, they can already bark in volume and frequency determine the mood of their home friend. It would seem in the barking of an animal is not surprising and reprehensible. But when a doggie is noisy almost incessantly, it can lead out even the most patient person. Consider just a few situations when the dog “woof-woof” can bring to white heat:
- The owner unsuccessfully tries to watch a movie or talk on phone, but the dog does not stop;
- The house has a small child who cannot fall asleep for an hour the reason for the loud barking;
- The walls in the apartment building are thin, so all the neighbors are listening dog “concert” day and night;
- A person has poor health (migraine, high blood pressure and etc.), and the animal only worsens the condition of the owner with noise.
Actually, situations when the barking of a dog can make you crazy, great multitude. In this article we will try to find out why the animal barks, how to wean the dog to bark and is it always worth it prohibit the pet from casting a vote.
Why do dogs bark?
Dogs bark for a reason. Usually animals in such situations:
- Fear of something (for example, sirens, peals of thunder, screams, etc.);
- Boredom (animals often remain alone, and yet painfully wait for the arrival of the owner);
- Fun (doggies like to give voice, for example, when with they are played by the owner);
- Anxiety (animals bark, for example, to the sound of a bell, a knock on a door, the arrival of strangers in a house, etc.);
- Signal to owner or manipulation (dog barking may call the owner to the game, ask for a meal or invite to a walk);
- Rage (sometimes dogs “quarrel” with others individuals, especially this males sin).
How not to act, weaning a dog to bark?
Wean the dog to bark at all in a row consistent and fairly solid host. Often people trying to rid the animal of the habit of barking, they behave wrong by making the following mistakes:
- Swearing and screaming in response to a dog barking. It happens that he the owner behaves no better than his unbelted dog. Not this way a rare situation is when, in response to a dog barking, cries are heard owner (“Shut up!”, “Tsyts!”, “You will get from me!”, etc.). Such human behavior will not only not calm the dog, but overexcite her;
- Raising a dog comes from case to case. Wean Dog barking at home is possible only through daily persistent classes;
- Beating as a means of keeping a dog silent. Tumaki – forbidden technique that can never be used;
- Inattention to the cause of barking dogs. Yes, there are situations when the animal barks incessantly and for no particular reason (suppose wants the owner to treat the cutlet off the table unscheduledly). But sometimes our favorites try to warn about something with the help of barking important (for example, about the penetration of a stranger into the house or about the smell of burning). So for starters, it’s important to recognize why the dog is barking;
- Following the whims of the dog. As we found out, animals sometimes manipulated by people. For example, many “watchdogs” love burst into voiced barking when they want to be treated to something with the table. So, do not go on about animals, giving them pieces of food from a plate. Dogs are cunning, but because they are every time will bark to get what you want.
Ways to wean a dog to bark
The following will help wean the dog to bark in the apartment and on the street advice:
- Learning the Quiet! Team (or “Silence!”). To the animal stopped barking at the command of the owner, you can take such measures: during the walk, wait until the dog starts to bark. In this case, you need to pronounce the command “Voice!”. After a couple of minutes barking carefully cover the pet’s mouth with your palms, uttering the word “Quiet!”. Once the animal is silent, it will need to be treated and to praise. This exercise should be done daily until the dog will shut up at the command of the owner without manual manipulation and treats
- Touching the ears of a barking dog. Amazing but some animals stop barking if the owner suddenly and not strongly grab their ears. This kind of action confuses the dog, and the owner has several saving moments to to switch the attention of the incendiary doggie to something (for example, on a toy);
- So that the dog does not have the desire to bark all around, it is reasonable to direct the energy of the pet to something useful. For example, many animals love dog sports (frisbee fishing flying disk, agility – overcoming obstacles, etc.), which not only give a lot of pleasant moments to the animal, but also exhaust him well. If there is no way to train a dog any discipline, you can just walk longer pet
- You can wean a dog to bark at home if you do not pay attention noise (but only in cases where the animal, barking, trying to manipulate the master). For example, a pet starts “song” if he doesn’t want the owner to close himself in the shower (toilet, another room, on the balcony, etc.). It’s wiser not to follow up on Buyan, and calmly do their own thing, not paying attention to barking. So the dog will understand that the owner will not be starved;
- Avoiding the factors causing barking. If a doggie, let’s say it goes wild with the sound of a washing machine cars, it is reasonable to take the animal for a walk while washing. Another option is to lead the dog into the room, which is located farthest from the washer;
- If the dog barks at the guests, you can calm the animal, asking to demonstrate the ability to give a paw to the owner first, and then to each of the guests. It is important that every guest praise the dog, loudly and sincerely pronouncing the word “Well done!”;
- Spraying water as a way to keep your dog silent. It happens that the animal barks at passers-by or at others dogs. If the command is “Quiet!” does not work, you can resort to the method spraying ordinary water from a small spray bottle. Just do not need to aim at the eyes of the animal, just spray water to the head or neck from a distance of about half a meter;
- Dog distraction from barking. To force the animal stop barking, you can come up with something special, let’s say to linger with the animal in unison or to clap your hands loudly. The only negative of this method is that in public this will repeat shame.
All of these methods can help wean a dog to bark if the owner is nearby. But what if the pet starts a “concert” in lack of owner? Well, if at home there is one of the members family that can calm the animal. If the doggie is completely one, special devices for weaning from barking or medications:
- Collars “Antilay” with citronella or lavender. how only the animal begins to bark, from a special capsule, built-in collar, odorous aromatic oil, whose the smell is unpleasant for animals;
- Ultrasonic collars – respond to barking by issuing an unpleasant sound that seems terrifying to dogs;
- Stun-collars – trigger at faster movements of the canine larynx. Electric shock is not strong, but enough unpleasantly;
- Soothing remedies on the plant basis (like “Fitex”, “Cat Bayun”, “Dbd Relax Plus”, etc.) – such preparations pacify lovers of barking well, but should be applied after consultation with a veterinarian.