You may ask me again whether it is possible for us to stop dog barking? I know you will feel like this only. But, you see that there are some ways to keep the dog away from barking for some preferred periods, at least. Got it?
Understanding on the nature of your dog
One has to first understand why the dog is barking? This may be found highly variable from species to species or from individual to individual.
Some dogs are trained to bark (e.g. hounds). Some dogs bark to express its boredom or need for playful activities. Hence, they bark. Provide suitable remedy and the dog stops barking. Okay?
Food as an alternative for distraction of the dog
Simple remedy for stopping the dog barking is just to make some thing that distracts the dog from barking. This may be some kind of offering of food varieties to the concerned dog during the barking activity.
Ignoring the activity
Just ignore the barking of your dog but try to reward it by praise or play toys. The dog may now stop the barking activity immediately.
Wearing of automatic no bark dog collar
The wearing of automatic no bark dog collar in the dog will help to stop the barking activity when the dog attempts to bark. This is done by means of a shock condition developed by the sensors present in the concerned dog collars.
The dog collar’s sensors usage is not interrupted by other calls from the nearby dogs or loud noises.
Take the barking dog in a car and have a good car ride. The external strange smell and the surroundings make the dog to get distracted and the dog may now stop barking activity. Most of the times, this remedy works in case of dogs.
The frequently barking dog needs to be taken out for an exercise by running or allowing the dog to catch the ball etc.
Hence, due to the increased physical activities, the dog attempts so much time to relax and keep away from the frequent barking activity.
Avoidance of some specific activity
Yelling like activities need to be avoided though some times it may seem to work well to stop the barking activities of the dog.
Many times, such yelling activities may increase the dog’s barking activities. Hence, one has to take more care in this regard.
Moving out as a remedy
Many times to express the need of going out, the dogs may bark. Hence, take the dog to a place outside of the house and the dog now may be seen more relaxed and stops immediately the barking activity.
Provide easy outside access from the kennel to the dog and this helps to calm down your dog and hence, finally don’t bark in general.
When the dog barks, just say ‘no’ to the dog. If the dog obeys, just reward it by offering some biscuits or some palatable food items preferred by your dog. Thus, reflex actions may reduce barking activities. We need to use the same word whenever the dog barks to express our displeasure to the concerned dog.
Consult a veterinary behaviorist or pet behaviorist for additional suggestions.