Tips on Solving Excessive Barking Behaviour: Using Exercise, Training and Toys to Prevent Problem Barking

Excessive barking is annoying for owners and neighbors. Discover some ways to stop unwanted barking and make life peaceful again.

While a dog’s bark is a natural way for it to communicate, it is also partially a learned behaviour. For example if a dog elicits the response it wants from the barking then it has been rewarded. Dogs bark for many reasons, including:

  • Stress
  • Excitement
  • Boredom
  • Loneliness
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pain or discomfort

If the dog barks for attention and the owner yells at the dog, the dog has still received attention. Good or bad attention, the dog often doesn’t care …