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Barking is one of the most common problems that people have with their dogs. There are many reasons why your dog may be barking excessively: they could be bored or hungry, or they might need medical attention. Whatever the reason may be, it’s important to address this issue as soon as possible so that everyone can enjoy living together in peace and harmony.
Excessive barking is often a symptom of something else that needs to be addressed. If your dog has an area where they’re spending all their time and will bark the entire time, it might indicate that there’s not enough space for them to occupy themselves appropriately or too few toys. You may also notice excessive barking if you leave your dog home alone for long periods of time.
If you’ve tried all the tips in this article and your pup is still barking excessively, it might be a sign that they need more exercise or stimulation throughout the day. If you’re having any trouble with excessive barking, we recommend calling Tiptop K-nine Dog Training at 650-408-364 and we can help you address the root cause.
As discussed in point #14: *excessive barking might be a sign that your dog needs more exercise or stimulation during the day*
In this example, I wrote about how excessive barking may need to do with whether or not their owner is providing enough exercise and stimulation throughout the day. This would also fall under point #14.
One tip for addressing excessive barking is to make sure your dog is getting the exercise and stimulation they need.
Exercise: at least one hour each day
Taking your dog on a walk
Playing catch with an object like a ball, tennis ball or Frisbee*
Stimulation: at least one hour each day.
Stimulations are things that might interest the dog such as toys they can chew and play with. They could also be treats (not kibble) that are hidden in different places around the house.
Frisbees can be hard for some dogs to catch, but they’re a fun toy and way of playing with your dog if you want something easy to throw.
In this example, I wrote about how excessive barking may need to do with whether or not the dog is getting enough exercise and stimulation.
If you do these things your dog will have a more fulfilling and less boring life. They’ll also be less likely to bark excessively when they’re home alone in the yard all day long.”
Stimulation: new toys, games or activities every week. If you do these things your dog will have a more fulfilling and less boring life. They’ll also be less likely to bark excessively when they’re home alone in the yard all day long.”
If excessive barking is a problem, owners should make sure their dogs are getting the exercise and stimulation they need.
The lack of mental stimulation may cause a dog to bark.
Lack of Exercise: A tired dog will be less likely to bark while he’s relaxing at home with his favourite toy or chewie.”
“Exercise also helps dogs handle boredom better, and it can help overcome anxiety issues related to the loss of their owner – a critical point to consider when providing barking control.”
Exercise is also vital for reducing the risk of obesity, which can lead to other health problems as well.