By: Nick Clipton
A dog’s way of communicating is with their bark. This is perfectly normal behavior. Excessive or loud, unwanted barking is not appropriate and can be annoying to you as well as others.
There are all kinds of reason why a dog barks.
*He may be alarming you that something is on or near his area. It could be cats, squirrels or even your neighbors.
*They don’t like their space to be invaded. They could be trying to tell you they want attention and feel frustrated.
*Maybe they are just having fun. The list goes on and on for reasons your dog barks.
If you can identify any such reason, you can solve it without any further delay. But if it continues to bark out of no reason it is the time for you to check it and start adequate training. The first and foremost process of training should be to identify the breed of the dog. It should be noted that dogs belonging to some particular breeds bark more than others
This indicates that it is the time for you to establish your own leadership. Dogs being wild animals live in packs under the guardianship of a leader. The supremacy of the leader makes others surrender to him. It may be that the dog does not like you and therefore is barking. You shall have to establish yourself as the leader to stop this menace. Through your every approach the essence of this leadership should be made clear to it. You should also concentrate on the need of exercises. Try to take all measures that ensures these exercises and on a regular basis. This is a proven way to keep the dogs under control. The scarcity of exercises results into wrongful conducts of which the most prominent nuisance is barking.
Now this is not a simple task since you are trying to control the inherent nature of an animal. For this reason there is the need of a lot of perseverance and also patience.You wouldn’t want to train your dog to stop barking completely but they can to be taught to control unnecessary barking. It will increase your dog’s ability to communicate with you if they learn to bark at the proper time. They need to know how to act if there is a real problem. It takes patience to stop unwanted barking. Remember that different types of dogs bark more than others.
It is good if these work and become able to control the barking of the dog. But, if they fail, a professional dog training center remains the only option.