Excessive barking

Barking is something natural for dogs. This way of expression is only a problem when they manifest it at the wrong time and place.

An incorrect dose of exercise that the dog may receive in relation to the breed and age is one of the elements that cause this problem. To bark constantly is a way as any other of burning accumulated energy. So if you have the suspicion that this is the unchaining factor, intensify his exercising until you reach adequate levels and supposing that our exemplar barks when being alone, combine it in such a way that the exercise could be a previous step before leaving him alone.

Along with the above said, there are other two circumstances that can cause this behavior: that of being taken away from its litter and mother at an early stage ,or that of being excessively pampered at home. The inability of facing its loneliness or its denial of being relegated is what makes him bark constantly.

As the dog is already at our home, the experience of leaving the litter and the mother at an early stage is not amendable when the problem is specially conflicting and that is when the family is absent from the house. If you do not have a direct control over the dog, you can't apply in consequence the pertinent negative conditioning. By the contrary if the dog barks in our presence without any justified reason, you will only need a short verbal reprehension: " NO !" If we add to this the usual trying to catch him for a more serious reprehension. You will only make the dog more excited. Now then, if the problems begin with our absence from the house, the steps to follow are totally different.

The measures all the family must adopt since the first day, and for every problem presented by the dog are the following: reduction of the level of affection shown to the animal; limiting its privileges; progressive habituation of the animal to be alone with or without the owners in the house; intensifying the exercise previous to leaving him alone, and an adequate reward to the answer.

An inadequate level of affection and the concession by part of the owner, creates on the dog a great dependence towards his immediate affective environ. To correct this, you will limit the affection demonstrations to the dog, to the moments previous to leaving the animal alone in the house. On the contrary than with a normal dog we will show ourselves indifferent to the dog when arriving and sporadically during the rest of the day. Only when we feel it is convenient will we pet him; never when he is the one asking for it. Although it may seem somewhat harsh, you will severely reject in a systematic way all his intentions to get near you to obtain some affection. This attitude will be accompanied with a command according to the situation (Out! Leave! etc.) trying as a consequence of this imposition he is making and our respective rejection, the animal will choose to leave to another room of the house.

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