Amy Cook
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Many people have a dog that barks at other dogs. It’s never fun for the other pet owner to walk their dog and then be barked at. You might consider giving your pup some obedience training or even looking into citronella collars as a means to help teach them proper behaviour around other dogs as well as people.

There are several ways you can stop your pet from barking at other dogs. You should never hit or strike your dog when they misbehave; this will only confuse them and possibly worsen the problem.

 

Give Them a Special Chew Toy

If your dog barks in their kennel, give them a special chew toy before placing them in the kennel. Dogs that bark when they are kenneled tend to do so more with no one around.

Try to Condition Them

If your dog barks at other dogs through the fence, try to condition them by having friends walk their dogs nearby while you give treats and praise as your pet becomes comfortable being near another dog. If this does not work, try placing a second litter box inside the dog’s enclosure. The reason for this is because your pet will become comfortable with their scent on the off-chance that another, a larger animal, comes along – then they will be less likely to feel threatened.

Walk Them on the Opposite Side of the Road

If you are walking your dog and they bark at other dogs, make sure you walk them on the opposite side of the road to avoid barking behaviour. If this does not work, you should consider using a water bottle – spray your dog when they bark towards other dogs and condition them to get wet every time they see another dog and start to bark. Please make sure you use room temperature bottled water to not associate the spraying with anything other than barking.

Cover Up

If your dog is barking at other dogs through a window, cover the glass with something such as a blanket or towel, so they do not see the other dogs. You can also try filling a spray bottle with water and every time they bark, give them a spritz of water in the face. When you catch them before they bark, give them a treat and praise.

Change Direction and Try Making Unusual Noise

If your dog barks at other dogs when you are walking them on a leash, change the direction they are walking in and which side of the road you walk on so they cannot see other dogs. You can also try to make an unusual noise, such as clicking your tongue or clapping your hands when they start to look towards the other dogs. If this does not work, try attaching a special treat-dispensing leash around your dog’s neck so that every time they see another dog and start to bark, you can train them by giving them an edible reward. You should also make sure you do not let them bark for too long, as you may be encouraging the behaviour.

Avoid Eye Contact

If your dog barks at other dogs on TV, make sure that you do not give them attention for barking by avoiding eye contact or talking to them. Whenever they calm down and behave, give them a treat and praise. If this does not work, consider covering their eyes while the TV is on or placing something over the screen to block your pets view of it.

Keep Their Leash Short

If your dog barks at other dogs when they are on walks, keep their leash very short so that you can control them more easily and stop the behaviour before it starts. If this does not work, use a special collar such as a citronella spray, anti-barking shock collar or a sonic noisemaker. It would help if you did not use any of these collars in a cruel way to your dog, but as more of a deterrent and nothing that will harm or hurt them.

Dog Barking is a Natural Instinct

You might want to consider giving your pup some obedience training or even looking into citronella collars as a means to help teach them proper behaviour around other dogs and people. It’s also not okay for you to let your dog bark in the middle of the night, which is why you need puppy training pads. This will allow you to train your dog so that they know how to use it at all times, especially when they are in their own time. Another solution for this problem is to always have your dog on a leash when they are outside.

The Dog is Territorial

You can try, especially if they have been getting along with each other, to let them smell each other’s space. This will help the new pet to feel less intimidated by your current dog, and it might also lessen some of the barkings that occurs between them. For instance, if your new dog is barking at other dogs in the park, what you can do is have them smell around the house for a little bit before taking them out for a walk.

Check the Weather

If your dog keeps barking and has no specific reason, such as another person or animal in the vicinity, the cold weather may affect their behaviour. Cold weather can cause a pet’s internal temperature to drop, and they may panic once they realize this.

It’s important to remember that you should not use any of these methods in a cruel way towards your dog, as this may increase the behaviour you are trying to get rid of.

The most effective way to stop your dog from barking at other dogs is to train them with treats and praise. Citronella collars can also be used, but this method may not always work depending on how your dog associates the collar or gun with their barking behaviour. Covering windows with curtains or films may help the new pet smell around your house before taking them out for a walk.

Conclusion

In this article, we’ve provided a variety of methods for how to stop your dog from barking at other dogs. Although no one answer will work for every pup and owner’s situation, these suggestions can help you find the right solution faster than ever before. Remember not to use any of these exercises in a cruel way or as punishment towards your pet; instead, think about them more like training tools and rewards when they behave well. If all else fails and none of these tips seems effective, it might be time to take them to obedience school, so they know how to properly behave around other pets while on walks or even inside their own home. We hope our advice helps.

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