Need to know how to stop dog barking? Fast? Preferably before you go mad!? Whether you want to train your own dog or get your neighbors dog to stop barking here are some super quick and effective methods to stop barking dogs. Solve one of the most common problems faced by pet owners (and their neighbors!) today. Don’t suffer. Find out how to stop dog barking …..now!
A dog must link their bark with something bad happening to them which they really don’t want to happen again.
That “something bad” must happen the moment they bark – just a few seconds later and they just won’t make the connection. With non-aggressive dogs “something bad happening” can include:
A quick jet of water from a plant spray. They are cheap and you can easily get hold of one from your local garden centre. This really is one of the best ways to stop dog barking. You’ll be amazed at how quickly it works. Make sure you get one which fires a jet of water and aim for your dogs body rather than their face. Face firing…..that’s just too mean!
A small smack on the nose with just two fingers which must on no account hurt or harm the dog, but is enough to leave him thinking he doesn’t want it happening again is also one of top cures for barking dogs.
Doggie Naughty Step
Taking a dog quietly by the collar and removing them from the room away from all people and others pets and leaving them there for 20 seconds before being reunited with you is a good example of “something bad” – mainly as dogs are very social and being isolated from the pack is pretty devastating. Some believe that it even causes a dog physical pain to be removed from contact even for a moment so don’t over do it or you’re dog’ll start thumbing the phone directory for the number of a good dog therapist!
Rolled Up Newspaper
Don’t worry. This isn’t to hurt the dog – who after all doesn’t know that he is doing anything wrong! It’s the sound of the paper being thumped down onto any hard surface to stop them barking that they won’t like. So again the second you hear a “woof” or “yap yap” offer a firm “no” followed by a thwack of the newspaper onto the table/sofa/door. That will stop a dog from barking! It has to be pretty loud so don’t hold back!
When using any of these methods to stop dog barking don’t call your dog to you to punish them. They’ll end up confused as they’ll think that them coming to you is what you are punishing them for!
Keep at it. It wont happen instantly but after a few times it will work….promise!
If you don’t like the sound of any of these methods, there are a number of products sold to stop dog barking including sound emitting devices, muzzles and a range of shock collars for dogs.
Watch out! Choosing a dog barking collar is not all that simple. There are some big differences between them in terms of price, user-friendliness and effectiveness. Your dog will tell you there are big differences too. If they could talk they would beg you not to use the electric shock collar…..and they’d be right too – not just because it isless effective, but because it is more painful than the citronella or spray collars. Find out why by clicking on the links below. Citronella Collar Electric Collar Sound Emitting Collar These can be a bit on the pricey side if you want one which is going to work well. Try calling your local dog trainer, or dog behavior expert, explain that you want to stop dog barking and ask if you can hire one from them, or search on the internet for companies willing to offer products on a hire or buy option.
For those dogs that like to bark to get back into the house a dog door, or dog flap can often provide a good solution. For those of you with a puppy…..don’t let them in because they bark at the door. This is a sure fire way of making sure that every time they want to come in they’ll just woof happily away until you open the doorforever!….well until you reach for the plant spray anyway. Stop dog barking before it even starts!
So there we have it, some ideas for you to get that pesky dog to stop barking. However, maybe you are a harassed neighbor….if so, keep reading. If not click on the following link for more ideas on sharing those doggie dilemas!