Dogs are the most fun and lively pets to have around. But this playfulness often comes with certain consequences. Dogs tend to bark lot. There are tons of reasons for their repetitive barking nature. They can either be bored, annoyed, and angry or just have a lot of pent up energy in them.

Keep reading to get to know some basic tricks to minimize your dog’s barking.

5 ways to get your dog to stop barking

1. Commands

The first to training your dog is by commanding them. You can gently but firmly order your dog to stop the barking. This method works if your dog has been with you for quite some time. Since older pets have a better grasp on commands, they will be more likely to stay quieter.

2. Keep them busy

Next up, another reason why your dog could be barking mindlessly is because it is bored. The best way to keep it occupied is by giving it tasks. These tasks can be in the form of activities. When your dog is doing these activities, it’ll be concentrated on the job and will be quieter. You can decide what you want your pet to do. These include mental and physical activities.  There are lots of games and puzzles you can occupy your dog in.

3. Concentrate on the reason

As mentioned before, there are a lot of reasons why dogs barks. If your dog is barking because of someone or something, try to get rid of it. Try to figure out what it is that’s annoying your dog. If it’s an object, try to move it around the house and put it somewhere else. If it’s a person, try to get the dog acquainted with the person. In most of the cases, dogs bark when they feel threatened by something. It is your job to figure out what it is and show that it means no harm whatsoever.

4. Pent up energy

Dogs are very playful and energy filled animals. Unlike cats, they don’t like to lie around. If your dog is barking profusely, let it out. Indoors can be quite suffocating for dogs, so if you have a garden, let them around. You can do it two ways; either you can just let your dog out for a while and let them spend their energy or you can accompany them. This way you will be getting quality time with your pet while also lessen the barking. Throw a ball, or play fetch as those are a dogs two most favorite games.

5. Feed it

Lastly make sure your dog is well fed. Most of the times, like children who cry when they are hungry, dogs tend to bark. Make sure that your dog has had its meal at proper time. Also try to incorporate fun treats in their diet. This will keep your pet satisfied.

Having a monotonous routine can be quite boring. Whether it’s for diet or for everyday activities, try to switch it up to make it stimulating and exciting.

How do you stop nuisance barking?

Here are two methods: When your dog is barking, say “Quiet” in a calm, firm voice. Wait until they stop barking, even if it’s just to take a breath, then praise them and give them a treat. Just be careful to never reward them while they are barking.

What causes a dog to bark excessively?

All dogs bark, but if you’re finding that your dog is barking all day and night, it’s time to take action. Common causes of excessive or inappropriate barking are: excitement; boredom; anxiety; disturbances and attention-seeking behaviour. Address the reason for the unwanted barking and you will reduce it.

Are bark collars cruel?

Bark collars are cruel in that they inflict discomfort and/or pain as a method of stopping barking. There are better and more humane ways to deal with barking that don’t hurt your dog and also will address the root of the problem. Bark collars do not address the reason for the barking.

How can dogs bark for hours?

A dog that is barking for long periods of time is in a considerable amount of stress. He is likely barking either because of external stressors (such as other dogs he is reactive to, scary noises or even rabbits and squirrels he wants to chase) or internal stressors such as separation anxiety or boredom.

Can a dog bark itself to death?

Most dogs cannot bark themselves to death and only in very rare cases can it cause more then injury but a few are more susceptible to suffocation if their throats become swollen.

Do dogs get tired of barking all day?

Dogs do not get tired of barking necessarily, but a tired dog may bark less. All dogs bark, and there are many different reasons that a dog uses his voice including fear, alarm, as a form of greeting, and even boredom.

How long can a dog continuously bark?

An average size dog may bark for as long as 60 to 90 minutes. If they are threatened then they show such behavior or it could be some psychological or other issues as well. They need to overcome this issue is to train them according to their personality and characteristics.

Can you call the cops if a dog is barking all night?

You can call the police if your neighbor’s dog is barking, but never dial 911 to report a barking dog. Use the police department’s non-emergency line. Before you call the police, however, keep a few things in mind: The police may ask your neighbor to put the dog inside, but eventually the dog will go out again.

What dog breeds bark the most?

Dog breeds that bark a lot (when they aren’t supposed to)
  • Beagles. The Beagle is the dog breed most often cited as being the most vocal.
  • Fox Terriers.
  • Yorkshire Terriers.
  • Miniature Schnauzer.
  • Cairn Terrier.
  • West Highland White Terrier.

Can a dog bark all day?

Dogs don’t handle boredom well. If the dog is alone all day in the house or left alone in the yard for long periods of time, he may develop unwelcome compulsive habits, such as barking. If the dog sees or hears lots of activity outside, he may become excited enough to bark.

How do I get my neighbors dog to shut up?

Can you complain about dogs barking?

If speaking to your neighbour hasn’t worked or isn’t an option, try contacting your local council about the noise complaint. This can help resolve the underlying issue, or if there is a welfare complaint they will contact us. Contact your local council about a barking dog .

Will a dog whistle stop a dog from barking?

A dog whistle makes a noise that won’t disturb humans and won’t harm dogs, but the high frequency will annoy any pooch who can hear it. It may cause more barking at first, but if the pup comes to associate their barking with the irritating whistle sound, they may eventually stop barking to avoid the noise.

Do silent dog whistles really work?

A silent dog whistle will not make a dog stop barking. It will not do it. Silent dog whistles work off a really high frequency and dogs can hear them. But it’s just like any other whistle.

Are dog whistles cruel?

Some dog parents might be concerned that the high frequency of a dog whistle might actually hurt or damage their dogs‘ ears. However, unless they blow it extremely loudly, or for an extended time, or directly next to your ear, the whistle isn’t likely to hurt you. The same is true of dogs and dog whistles.

What sound will make a dog stop barking?

A dog whistle. Or more specifically, a 15,000 Hz – 20,000 Hz tone on a free MP3 or MP4 file will stop dogs barking, almost instantly.