One of the forms of vocal communication in dogs is barking. Most people love when their dogs bark because it alerts them of external forces approaching their homes, informs them when their dog needs something or just generally lets them know when something is up!
But what happens when the barking becomes excessive?
A dog barks for several reasons (more on this later), but if he is constantly rewarded for its barking no matter how offensive it is, he will soon learn to use it to his benefit. For instance, if your dog craves attention and knows that whenever he barks, someone runs to him with food or treat or generally plays with him, he will keep barking excessively even when nothing is wrong.
Therefore, it is highly important for pet owners to know the motivation behind dog barks and how to tackle them.
Reasons Why Dogs Bark
As mentioned earlier, dogs bark for different reasons. Some of these reasons include:
- Protection of territory: It is quite normal for dogs to bark to protect their territories (some owners get dogs entirely for this reason). This helps to alert the owners whenever strangers approach the house, or whenever there is a fishy movement around the house somewhere. Note that this territory includes areas the dog has explored with you around the area.
- To raise alarm: It barks to raise alarm if there is a noticeable evil going on in the house. One way you would notice this type is if they pounce two to three inches in that direction as they bark.
- To seek attention: As mentioned earlier, if the dog grows accustomed to being the center of attention and suddenly, he isn’t for a while, he will want to recover that attention by barking horrendously.
- Barking to greet: This often occurs in public spaces. Your dog may be genuinely barking to greet familiar people and other dogs, especially when he is relaxed. One way to note this is if he is excited and is constantly wagging his tail.
- Socially enhanced barking: if you leave in a neighborhood where almost every house has a dog, this sort of barking may occur. Once your dog hears another dog barking in a distance, he may want to join it as well. You would also notice that other dogs might follow suit.
- Barking due to injury or frustration: This barking results when the dog is frustrated with his present condition or has an injury that is causing him pain.
If you have tried all odds and things aren’t working out, look no further! Anti-bark collars are here for you.
Anti-bark collars are designed with several levels of stimulation, depending on the dog’s learning ability. If the dog doesn’t stop barking, the collar will keep increasing the level of shock until the dog adapts.
Some may say it’s inhumane, but the beautiful thing about our anti-bark dog collar is that it doesn’t shock, and doesn’t get triggered when other dogs bark in front of yours. It only works when there are barks and vibration of vocal cords.
It also has waterproof protection, so your dog is free to train under any condition.