Features October 2018 Issue

Barkaholics Not-Very-Anonymous

Most dogs bark – but some bark so frequently and/or in such long “jags,” that the behavior annoys everyone nearby.Determining the reason for your dog’s barking is key to solving it. For example, you will take a different tack with a dog who barks to demand your attention (like this little dog) than a dog who barks in excitement at other dogs.

Barkaholics Not-Very-Anonymous

Owners of these dogs readily admit they have a problem – but what can be done about it?

The trouble with having a dog who barks for a variety of reasons is that there isn’t one easy answer for getting her to stop. People often see barking as a single problem; just last week I was asked by several students in my class, “How do I stop my dog from barking?” I couldn’t give a simple answer. The solution to barking problems depends on understanding several factors.

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