11 Reasons Why Your Dog Barks

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http://koehleracademy.com If you want to stop your dog barking, first you must know the cause of the dog bark. Here are 11 reasons why your dog is barking. Visit our website to learn how to stop dog barking. Harry Quek is mentored and certified by Bill Koehler in the Koehler method of dog training. Harry Quek, with over 30 years of professional dog training experience, is without doubt, the most experienced dog trainer in Singapore.

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11 Reasons Why Your Dog Barks

  1. 1. Reasons for Dog Bark11 Reasons Why DogsBarkBrought to you byKoehler Academyhttp://koehleracademy.com
  2. 2. A Right & Wrong Time to Bark● It is as natural for a dog to bark as it is for a kidto talk. So we should not expect a dog never tobark.● However if the barking has become tooexcessive to the point of irritating theneighbours, you have to do resolve the barkingproblem.http://koehleracademy.com
  3. 3. A Right & Wrong Time to Bark● It is as natural for a dog to bark as it is for a kidto talk. So we should not expect a dog never tobark.● However if the barking has become tooexcessive to the point of irritating theneighbours, you have to do resolve the barkingproblem.http://koehleracademy.com
  4. 4. How to Solve Dog Barking Problem4 ways to solve your dog barking problem:● Move to the dog away from build-up areas(shift your house)● Confine it to a sound proof room● Lose your dog● Train your dog to stop barking.http://koehleracademy.com
  5. 5. Know the Cause of Dog Barking● To stop the dog from barking, we have to firstunderstand the cause of the problem.● Let us explore all the possible causeshttp://koehleracademy.com
  6. 6. #1: Barking is a form ofcommunication● If you listen closely there are different tonesand different types of barking.● Are they barks of happiness, fear, alarm oranxiety?● Understand your dog through their bodylanguagehttp://koehleracademy.com
  7. 7. #2: Intrusion● Dogs are territorial and protective against anyintruders. A guard dog’s duty is to guard theproperty. Naturally it will bark to alert you topossible intruders when it sense any intrusionby people or dogs. The closer the threat, thelouder the barking. When the dog isaggressive, it takes on a threatening posture,with a high tail and ears up and forward.http://koehleracademy.com
  8. 8. #3: Presence of Ghosts● It is believed that dogs can see spirits/ghosts● They will growl, howl, bark and stare at thecorner.● The dog might stare at the space and then hideunder the table in fear.● You might feel the chill and the creepiness inthe air. This is more common in old houseshttp://koehleracademy.com
  9. 9. #4: Reaction to NoiseSome dogs bark when:● Cars drive by● Doorbell rings● Stranger at the door● Neighbours dog barkhttp://koehleracademy.com
  10. 10. #5: Attention● Dogs bark because they want attention.● They want something.● Maybe they are hungry or thirsty.● They want to go outside to play.● They want a treat.http://koehleracademy.com
  11. 11. #6: Boredom● Dogs can be frustrated if they are confined tothe same place for a long period of time, orthey have been left outside day and night.● Dogs are pack dog and do not like to be leftalone for long period.● If they become bored or sad, they will bark.http://koehleracademy.com
  12. 12. #7: Fear● They bark when they are afraid, be it objects,people, places, other animals, or loud noisesuch as thunder and fireworks.● How do you tell if the dog is afraid? The earsare back and the tails are held low.http://koehleracademy.com
  13. 13. #8: Excitement● Dogs can be playful and excited when greetingpeople or other animals. It’s usually a happybark, accompanied with tail wags andsometimes jumping.http://koehleracademy.com
  14. 14. #9: Health Problem● We should not discount that barking can becaused by deafness because they cannot hearthemselves barking.● It could be due to age-related dementia.http://koehleracademy.com
  15. 15. #10: Separation Anxiety● Dogs when left alone can suffer fromseparation anxiety. They exhibit symptomssuch as pacing, depression and destruction.http://koehleracademy.com
  16. 16. #11: Compulsive Barking● Compulsive barkers bark just to hear the soundof their voices.● They also often make repetitive movement aswell such as running in circles.http://koehleracademy.com
  17. 17. SummaryDogs bark because of:● Territorial● External stimulus● Attention seeking● Discomfort● Fearhttp://koehleracademy.com● Alarm● Loneliness● Boredom● Inactivity
  18. 18. How to Stop Dog BarkingVisit our website for the solution onHow to Stop Dog Barkinghttp://koehleracademy.comKoehler AcademyBrought to you by“The Koehler Method of Dog Training”

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