Barking dogs

Many people hate barking dogs; so what do you do if you find yourself the owner of a dog who constantly barks. If you have experienced just how annoying that can be, if you are the neighbour having to listen to it, then you will know that all people want is barking dogs to be stopped.

There are a number of ways to deal with dog bark behaviour. Proper training and keeping your dog occupied while you are out of the house should be first priority if the problem seems to be occurring more when you are not at home. If the problem is serious, there are two ways which barking dogs can be controlled.

If barking dogs have had lots of training and all other, less extreme, attempts have failed, vets can remove the vocal chords of your dog. This is not a procedure to be taken lightly, and you should discuss the problem with your vet thoroughly first. He may be able to advise you on an alternative resolution.

Your vet may well advise on the use of an electric collar as that resolution. Electric collars have been used successfully to treat barking dogs. They administer a small shock, every time they continue barking for a specific period of time. And again if the dog repeats his barking within twenty seconds of the last shock. It isn't cruel it isn't a big shock, just enough to make his barking not the fun it used to be. Electric collars are available from your vet. They will be able to answer your questions, and advise if this might be a solution for you.

Dogs most often bark because they're alone, and bored, they do need stimulation, and things to keep them occupied. Curiously enough, it also depends on which country you live in, as to how much a problem with barking dogs is tolerated. For instance, in the UK and America, they would, almost certainly be considered a nuisance, tolerance levels being low.

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