Dogs bark for many different reasons but endless barking is not a sign of a happy dog. Different dogs will bark for different reasons and sometimes it is due to their breed. Herding dogs will bark at just about anything that moves, Hunting dogs will bark at small animals. For all dogs there are ways to prevent nuisance barking.
Dogs will bark out of boredom: If a dog is left out in a fenced yard for hours on end they will feel isolated. When hidden behind a wooden fence dogs will bark when they can’t see what they know is on the other side. They may bark at movement of small animals that go into the yard or people who walk by their yard. They do this out of boredom or in their attempt to protect their yard.
Socialize your dog: Unsocialized dogs will bark at people and other dogs. Socializing your dog starting at a young age will make it less likely that they will bark at dogs and people they encounter.
Teach Your Dog: Some dogs will bark just because they can. Teach your dog that unnecessary or prolonged barking is unacceptable. For example, if your pup barks at dogs they pass while on a walk, say “no” or “quiet’ and have them sit without barking. They give them praise for good behavior.
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