GDA15: How to Deal with Excessive Barking

The number one question I get asked is about barking. How to stop unwanted and sometimes relentless barking.

The first thing we need to keep in mind is that dogs are going to bark – that’s part of a being a dog. However, there is a big difference from some typical canine vocalization and non stop yapping. Barking is something that can be triggered by a number of things and really fortified through repetition.

In this episode we’ll go over the common triggers of barking, what causes them and how to treat them. I’ll also go into when it’s best to treat the barking problem and when you should manage it instead.

In this episode:

1:43  Praise for the Pitbull podcast (episode 14)

4:00  New feature! Record your question and be on the show

6:00  Why fenced in yards can cause barking

8:15  You need to expect dogs to bark

9:10  The 6 major triggers of barking

10:40  The one thing that can help barking no mater what the casue

12:08  How to treat your dog barking at you

16:28  Dealing with barking at sounds

17:26  The scale of reactivity

21:11  What to do about barking out the window

24:43  Barking at guests coming in the house

29:58  How to treat dogs barking when left home alone

32:50  Dogs that bark on leash

37:50  The one thing that can greatly impact your dogs behavior long term


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