How to Stop Your Dog From Barking Now!

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Do you have a barking problem? Are your neighbors complaining? Are you getting frustrated because your dog won't obey your command? If this sounds like you then listen up! Today were going to take a look at how you can finally stop your dog from barking.

Step #1 Identify Why It Is Barking

The first step is to identify why your dog is barking. This isn't always obvious as you might think. For example, your neighbor may complain about your dog barking even though your dog never barks when you are home. In this case there is a good chance that your dog is lonely and bored.

Step #2 Deal With Cause Of The Barking

Once you know why your dog is barking the training part gets a little easier. If your dog is barking at the neighbors near by then simply consider moving the dog to a place where it can't see the neighbors. However, every situation is a little different and will require a different solution.

Step #3 Use Positive & Negative Reinforcement

You have to teach your dog when it is okay to bark and when it isn't. For example, you may want to thank your dog for warning you that someone just drove in your driveway. You may treat your dog and say "Thank You". But your dog also needs to know if he/she doesn't stop barking that there will be a penalty. The penalty may be having to go inside it's crate. What ever your penalty may be make sure it isn't abusive to your dog.

Those three steps are the basics and will work if your persistent. At the same time you should make sure that you are consistent in your efforts. Many will try something only for a day or two and then give up. Don't be that person. Dog training can take weeks and even months for the hard to train dog.

About the Author (Dan Mills): Discover the secrets to training your dog to stop barking. It's quick, easy,safe for you dog,and is cheaper then hiring a professional dog trainer. Visit for all the details.

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Sandra Scott February 21, 2009 at 6:46 PM  

The content on this blog is first rate! It may be my eyes but I found the colors a little difficult to read. Otherwise, great job!

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