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Has Your Dog Stopped Barking? Reasons To Be Concerned

Has Your Dog Stopped Barking? Reasons To Be Concerned

Dogs bark for various reasons, from boredom, because they want attention or they might be fearful or excited. Some dogs, due to their breed, don’t bark as much as others. For example, Basenjis are very quiet tempered and almost never bark. This doesn’t mean they are completely silent, and they will howl or whine on occasion, but are usually just not very vocal. If you have a dog that usually barks from time to time and he suddenly stops, there might be a reason to be concerned. Sometimes, dogs who have just been brought into a household from a shelter…
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How To Teach Your Dog To Stop Barking

How To Teach Your Dog To Stop Barking

Dogs bark. It’s just their nature and a natural part of the way they communicate.  But sometimes, dogs can engage in what is known as “nuisance” barking, where they bark for no apparent reason, irritating the neighbors and driving you crazy.  What to do? First of all, you must refrain from responding to your dog’s barking that really fails to address the dog’s long term behavior. Examples of these types of failures are such things as yelling at the dog, rewarding his bad habits by giving him a treat or toy to stop his barking, or using inconsistent discipline. Next,…
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How To Speak Dog – What Is Your Dog Saying When He Barks?

How To Speak Dog – What Is Your Dog Saying When He Barks?

All dogs bark. Some more than others.  And while most dog owners wish they could translate their dogs barks into human language, there’s actually quite a bit of information to be gotten from analyzing your dog’s sounds. Of course, as anyone who has been around dogs can tell you, dogs are not limited to simple barks, but actually have quite a range of vocalizations from barks to whines to howls and growls and more. Dr, Stanley Goren, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia and an expert of dog communication, believes that dogs adhere to a form…
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