Few things are as annoying as the incessant barking of a dog. Thousands of people online would strongly agree.
Everything from a lack of training to lousy ownership and shirking of responsibility can unnecessarily lead to dogs barking.
How to stop the noise
Although it isn’t wrong for a dog to bark, it can be quite noisy and irritating if they don’t stop barking.
All sailboats are different, from small yappers to larger breeds that woof and howl. But all of them have the potential to annoy you.
This guide might help mitigate the noise of the beautiful furry animals, so read on to learn more.
Barking is commonly a sign of a host of different emotions.
These may range from anxiety to tension or even frustration. Sometimes barking can be blamed on the traits of a specific breed, but there is hope yet.
The barking may also sign that the dog is unhealthy or not at ease in its environment.
Most often, owners don’t even realize their dog’s problem as it mainly arises when they are not home. This may stay an unknown problem until a neighbor calls it to their attention.
A useful exercise is to try and think like your dog, so imagine this:
Dogs are pack animals by nature, and in this instance, you are their alpha. This means that you are their caretaker, their provider, their protection.
So when you leave the house, it may feel to them like they are being abandoned. This might cause stress and anxiety about their leaderless situation.
Similarly to toddlers, they will cry out if left alone. That leads to them wanting to find their caregiver.
In their fearful bewilderment, they might resort to very destructive behavior. This may include but is not limited to the chewing and destruction of furniture, digging and jumping up against walls and fixtures.
Here are some easy solutions
Because dogs help us detect threats and strangers, we don’t want to shut them up completely. We want them to be comfortable and not bark out at any soft noise or lonely feeling.
A good pack mentality will be a good start, and correcting bad behavior while you are home is a must.
Other options can be pet correctors or simple homemade jinglers.
Try and exercise with your dog before leaving for work. They will be too tired to spend a lot of time barking.
Leave them in comfortable, spacious areas. Make sure they have enough toys and things to keep them busy.
You should ensure that your dog is provided with enough food and water for the time you are away.
Leaving the TV or radio on to give them some form of company and making sure that someone checks in on them throughout the day are also a good option.
Comfort jackets are sometimes prescribed to lonely dogs but often don’t work. While companionship from another animal or herbal relaxant remedies is not bad ideas, they are not a cure for the problem and should not be seen as such.
Make sure you provide your dog with all the care it may need through the stressful time apart, and it will help curb any noisy and annoying behavior.
Do this for the sake of your sleep and that of your neighbors. Believe me; they will thank you for it.