So you are sick of your dog’ barking and now looking for different ways on how to stop barking dog. You have to understand dogs are only using “barking” as a way to communicate with the outside world. Dogs have no other way of doing this if they are “shut off” from the outside world. Unfortunately some dogs like to do it more than others. Like us they like to communicate with the outside world.
However, to our human ears barking is simply irritating and in our opinion totally uncalled for. You would certainly not want your dog to stop barking when they need to alert you of something doubtful or unusual. Rather you would want to stop your dog from barking when your friends are around, at the mailman or maybe when he is alone at the home or whatever may be your reason; with proper training program a dog’s barking can be considerably reduced.
A significant aspect of training a dog to stop barking is not to yell or scream at him when he barks till the time he stops barking. This type of behavior on your part will increase his barking habits.
If we humans had to bark for communication we would be very annoying people. Learn to distinguish between barking which must be discouraged and which is the one to alert you. Barking can be annoying but it is after all a dog’s way to communicate. As a general rule of the thumb, dog barking should be treated only if it’s excessive and shows an issue in your dog’s behavior.
Given below are a few tips for you to learn how to stop barking dog -:
1 – Use a clean squirt gun to squirt some water on a dog when he is barking.
2 – Roll up a newspaper and hit it on your palm, the noise produced will usually work to calm the dog, however, this method is going to work only with puppies.
3 – Say “NO” to your dog when you want him to stop barking. Be firm and tough but do not shout.
As you can see here learning how to stop barking dog can be a pretty annoying issue to deal with. When trying to stop dog barking, a good dog training course can be very useful. You will want to look for the one that includes a free consultation with a skilled dog trainer.