A dog that seems to bark non-stop can certainly be bothersome not only to the pet owner but the entire neighborhood, as well. Here are some tips to get your pet to stop barking. These tips work well when you are also taking steps to address the undesirable behavior.
- A dog that has nothing to do can easily get bored and become a fertile ground for the development of undesirable behaviors. They find ways to harness their excess energy, and more often than not, they engage in problem behaviors such as chewing, digging, barking, etc. Give your pet plenty of physical and mental stimulation so he will have something to do any time. Toys, games, and daily interaction are positive avenues to burn excess energy.
- One of the basic needs of dogs is regular physical activity. Take your pet on regular walks, visits to the park, and engage him in play and other physical activities so he will be tired enough and not think about barking.
- Feed your pet mentally with regular training, especially obedience training. These exercises can help improve his ability to spot threats. The training can also be a good basis for other methods of addressing barking issues that require more intensive training regimens. For more information, contact your animal care tips.