Have you ever experienced leaving your house and as soon as you do your canine companion starts barking all over your place? Well your dog’s excessive barking can be a sign of some deep problems that you need to address instantly. It is possible that the loud barks are caused by stress, anxieties or lack of contentment.
Barking of dogs are normal, but excessive and improper barking can be a possible sign that your canine friend is experiencing something else. It can be further related to stress, anxieties, frustration, or even over-excitement.
It is actually a common problem for most dog owners and sometimes you would not be able to notice it instantly, you might think that your dog is just barking because that’s what they naturally do.
But through time, you’ll learn from your disturbed neighbors that your dog is barking constantly and you have no idea that your canine buddy starts doing those noises the moment you step foot outside of your house.
You always have to keep in mind that dogs are naturally pack animals. These pack animals have a leader who is tasked to protect his pack. It is possible that your dog thinks that he is a pack leader and once everyone leaves the house he gets stressed and frustrated.
He might think that as a pack leader it is his responsibility to get everyone back inside the house and does it by barking extensively.
It is really important to fully understand why your dog is barking uncontrollably so that you can address the problem and do necessary measures for it to be treated if needed. Can you think of ways on how to stop your dog from barking excessively? No? Well, you are in luck!
Here are some ways on how you can make your dog stop from barking uncontrollably:
1. Give your dog enough exercise
Exercise is now your new best friend! Before you leave your dog inside your house for the day, try giving him some exercise. It doesn’t need to be that complicated; a morning walk or jog will do the trick.
One of the reasons why your dog is continuously barking is maybe because he is simply bored being alone. Giving him the right amount of exercise might just leave him lying around quietly while waiting for you to get back home. Remember, a tired dog is a happy dog.
2. Find the right space for your dog
Every time you leave, try leaving your dog in a different area. Some dogs are more relaxed if they stay outside so you can leave them in your garden or any spacious area in your home. Some dogs prefer to stay inside but in smaller areas so you can try leaving them inside your laundry room. Try changing spaces until you find the place where he is most comfortable to stay.
3. Leave him food and water
Before you head outside make sure that your canine buddy has been fed and kept warm and comfortable. Also, do not ever forget to leave him some water for him to consume while you are gone. Sometimes leaving him unfed can be the cause of his agitation which makes him very uncomfortable that leads to his excessive barking.
4. Leave him with toys
You not being home almost the whole day can make your canine buddy bored and miserable. Before leaving home, make sure that he has entertainment materials that can keep him busy and occupied for the whole day.
You can leave him with a tennis ball with treats inside, he will be occupied and concentrated getting these treats out, he won’t even notice how long it has been! There are also a lot of toy options that you can choose from your favorite pet store, but always remember to not leave him anything that he can choke to.
5. Leave the television and music on
Sometimes turning on some music might help him calm down. With the noise made by the television, your dog won’t be able to hear the noise outside. Also, having these constant noises might make him feel like he is not alone and someone is with him inside the house.
Just a reminder, do not leave your television or music too loud as it may cause agitation and that might further increase the noise that he is making.
6. Try herbal remedies
You can always consider trying herbal products for your canine friend. There are oils that you can use for him to relax and to relieve him from his stress and anxieties, although they are quite costly. Remember that this will not solve the problem of him barking too much, but will only relieve him for a short period of time.
7. Invest for a dog walker
You can’t blame your dog for being bored since there is no one around he can play with. So he will keep barking to get someone’s attention. You can consider paying a dog walker to help you manage your dog’s noise.
Your dog walker can come once a day and give your canine buddy short walks, with this he can have a break from his daily routine of lying down and barking. Having someone around to look after him can also help in calming him down. You can always invest in this idea for your dog’s welfare as well as for your neighbors.
8. Leave your home calmly
While you might enjoy leaving your dog to go to work, do some errands, or go to a night-out, it is better if you could practice leaving your canine buddy calmly. Practice saying goodbye to him around 5 to 10 minutes before you leave to let him know that you are going out so that he could stay relax and calm as you go outside.
9. Provide him comfort jackets
There are jackets and shirts that are designed to bring comfort to your canine companions. You can try buying one and see if there are any visible effects on him. It might bring comfort because of the pressure and warmth it gives to his body.
We hope that this tip can help you tone down the unnecessary barks made by your dog.
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