How To Stop Your Dog From Barking

Few things in life can drive you crazy as a constantly barking dog.
Whether they have that deep shuddering “Woof, woof, woof” or that ear
piercing “Yap, Yap, Yap” it can do your head in very quickly.
The great news is that barking is not something that dogs need to do in
order to be happy. 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!
Remember a content, relaxed dog does not bark!
So lets take a look at one specific type of barking and get you started on
putting a stop to it…
Dogs who bark when you are not at home is a very common issue.
Usually people have no idea that they have a problem until the
neighbour or even worse the dog control officer pays you a visit.
Understanding why your dog is barking is the key to stopping it so you
can actually address the cause of your dogs problem and not just treat
the symptoms.
Now bear with me on this one because… you MUST remember you
have to see it all through your dogs eyes!
So think of it like this…
Your dog is a pack animal and understands that there are leaders and
followers.
And one of the pack leader’s jobs 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!
That’s the reason why they’re stressed and barking. They are calling out
to you to come back. They just are trying to do their job.
Think about it… If you are a parent with a young 3 year old child, 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 you know where they are. They are safe.
You are relaxed.
If they suddenly walk out of the house and shut the front door behind
them locking you in what would you do?
Chase after them? Of course…
But. What if the door was locked and you couldn’t open in. And all the
other doors and windows are locked. Then what would you do…
Phone for help? Your dog doesn’t have that option!
Shout for help? Well that is exactly what your dog is doing…
You certainly wouldn’t sit down, relax and have a cup of tea, knowing
your young child was wandering around the streets alone.
Are you starting to see why your dog is stressed and barking when you
leave now?
And all those other annoying behaviors such as chewing, destruction
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 of this!
So what’s the solution? Well it’s almost certainly not by 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”! You may love chocolates but it
is not going to work in this situation.
Toys jammed full of food and other distractions do not treat the cause of
the problem either. They are only treating the symptoms and so may
work, if you’re lucky, for half an hour or so – max – but not long term.
Most of you will know that this doesn’t work because you’ll have already
tried it!
The solution is actually very simple.
You need to become the pack leader in your dog’s eyes.
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
relaxed.
This is the real solution to having a calm relaxed dog. No tricks here,
just an honest understanding.
Now. Becoming the pack leader is not complicated. Anyone can do it,
however it’s not really something that I can explain in 2 minutes here. If
you take a look at Doggy Dan’s website <> he explains very powerfully how to establish yourself as the
pack leader and stop dogs from barking when you leave them. There is
even a $1 trial of the site that you can take advantage of right now.
Here though are additional tips that you can use in conjunction with
becoming the pack leader that will help stop your dogs barking.
• Exercise: Exercise your dog before you leave them – a tired dog
is more likely to relax
• Find the right space: Try leaving your dog in different areas –
some dogs will relax more outside, others inside and some prefer
smaller areas such as a washroom
• Fed and watered: Always leave water down and make sure that
your dog is warm and fed before you leave
• Pick up the bones: Leave toys around for your dog but not
bones
• Music and TV: Consider leaving music on for your dog or the TV
– these distractions can help
• Herbal remedies: There are some herbal products for dogs
which can help relax them – but again they do not really treat the
cause of the issue, they simply help relax them, and are also
quite costly
• Dog walkers: A break in the middle of the day can certainly help
break up your dogs day
• Leave calmly: Leave your dog calmly – whilst it’s fun to get
excited when you leave your dog it’s better if you leave calmly.
Say goodbye 5 minutes before leaving to help them stay relaxed
as you go
• Comfort jackets: There are also jackets and shirts available that
are designed to comfort them – however they are very expensive
and have limited success in my experience. I even know of one
dog that actually ate it!
Unfortunately the popular idea that getting another dog is going to stop
the problem is something I would stay well away from. Remember the
source of your dogs issue 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 then take a look at Doggy Dans site and become the pack
leader. That will be the end of your issue.
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amazing site CLICK HERE <>
There is actually an entire section dedicated to stopping this sort of
barking under the dog problem section “Separation Anxiety”.
It’s 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 pack leader.
So get started now, take advantage of the 3 Day $1 trial now, don’t hang
around. The sooner you turn things around the sooner your neighbours
will be thanking you for it!
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Stop Your Puppy From Jumping Up

Learning how to stop a puppy from jumping up is something you need to get onto straight away.

Puppies jumping up are a very natural thing that they do when they are little – to get attention – and in the wild to get fed by licking the Mother’s face to encourage food to be regurgitated. Showing your puppy that it does not get attention when it jumps is something that you should encourage from a very early age. Often it can seem like fun when a puppy is very small but when your dog grows to 35kg and can jump 5 foot high it is not so funny.

If you do not stop the jumping when your puppy is little then when your puppy turns into a larger dog it soon turns into a more dominant display of demanding your attention!

If your puppy is jumping up, simply turn and walk away. Ignore your puppy, no eye contact, no speaking and no touching. Continue to ignore and then after your puppy has calmed down, wait for 5 minutes and then call your puppy to you.If your puppy does not stop then isolate your puppy by either leaving the room or by putting the puppy in another room.

Puppy jumping up on visitors:
If your puppy is jumping on your visitors then ask them to do the same as described above. It may also help if you hold the puppy by its collar or on a lead until they relax – then release. If your puppy decides to mouth you then you should immediately isolate them in another room or a crate. Puppy jumping up at you when you are getting ready for the walk:

Put the leash down and wait for 10 minutes or until your puppy is calm, then try again. This is important and although you are keen to go for a walk you should not rush it!

Important concepts:
It is really important not to speak – to stay calm and not say a word when your puppy jumps up. Remember your puppy is an attention-seeking machine! Your puppy’s jumping up and space invading is not its way of saying I love you!! Space is very important to a dog and if she can invade yours whenever she wants then she will lose respect for you. How would you feel if a human constantly invaded your space! It is more similar than you think!! Start as you mean to go on. When your puppy is calm then you can call her and pick her up for a cuddle. When you are ignoring your puppy keep your arms folded and walk past the puppy confidently and assertively.

The two most common mistakes:
Inconsistency – sometimes puppy jumping up is given attention!
People make eye contact…This invites your puppy over, so do not make eye contact, focus on something else.
Another trick that will help is to train your puppy to sit for everything! If you can get your puppy to practise lots of “sits” then her default behaviour will simply be to sit when you call her, and not jump!

For more information on puppy training then check The Online Dog Trainer it is a great source of fascinating information that covers off everything you need to know about raising a happy puppy using videos.

Regards,
James