How do you get your dogs to stop barking?

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  1. AEvans profile image72
    AEvansposted 12 years ago

    How do you get your dogs to stop barking?

  2. Daffy Duck profile image59
    Daffy Duckposted 12 years ago

    You can train them.  When they bark you can scold them.  There are also shock collars you can use.  Some will start out with a very mild shock and gradually increase until the dog stops.  Other than that, I don't know.

  3. LeisureLife profile image68
    LeisureLifeposted 12 years ago

    I've heard people say that the dog-whistle works...I've never tried it myself though.  It just makes a high pitch sound that only a dog can hear, and it irritates them.

  4. Matt in Jax profile image61
    Matt in Jaxposted 12 years ago

    I've tried the shock collar and just general scolding and training and nothing works for me. If you figure it out, let me know!

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    CheetahsLadyposted 12 years ago

    that's like asking how do you get a person to stop talking!

  6. mrsbudryzer profile image60
    mrsbudryzerposted 12 years ago

    If you are able to train your dog not to do something, you can train them to stop barking.  With my dogs, the "no" command works.  But, they must be used to "no" and understand that when you say "no" it means, stop what you're doing...I don't like it.

    You could also firmly say no, and give them something to chew on...or do something else to distract them.  Praise when they are quiet.  Repeat process.  They will eventually understand what you want.  And when they are looking out the window at the jogger running by (or doing whatever triggers them to bark) and the second...and i mean the second, you notice that your dog sees the trigger and remains quiet...shower with praise and use a word such as "quiet" and praise.  That will teach them to obey before they start to bark as opposed to stopping when corrected.

  7. moonfairy profile image75
    moonfairyposted 12 years ago

    I wish I knew! My golden retriever barks like crazy and when I sternly say NO!, he stops for a second but then starts up again. I'm seriously thinking of calling Ceasar Milan!!!

  8. profile image68
    Josh and Lindseyposted 12 years ago

    We've tried all sorts of things.  "No" certainly doesn't work with my dogs.  If they're barking loudly, they can't even hear me.  Spraying them in the face with a spray bottle of water was suggested, but my dogs like it, and then started barking at us to spray them.  We tried the "As seen on tv" bark-off, which worked for about a week, but then either it stopped working or they were no longer bothered by the noise.  The only thing we've found that's been successful is a bark collar.  It works based on the vibrations in their throats rather than a remote control, so it's able to be consistent and give a static shock when they start barking.  It quickly stops the barking, and they definitely think twice before barking again, and it doesn't hurt them.  It's much more startling than painful.

  9. 23Hudson profile image60
    23Hudsonposted 12 years ago

    We bought a machine that sets off a high pitch sounds that only dogs can hear (it goes off when our dog barks or if we push the button). Our dog doesn't bark as often & is much better. Of course, if the door bell rings - nothing stops that. But the regular, useless barking has decreased dramatically.

  10. kamruluits profile image61
    kamruluitsposted 12 years ago

    I feed them well and get them a sound sleep

  11. scearcex4 profile image60
    scearcex4posted 12 years ago

    It depends upon the age of the dog and the reason they are barking. The dog could be barking at a noise it hears outside, out of boredom, or because of a stimulus such as the doorbell. First, be sure your dog is getting enough exercise and play. Second, train your dog to go to his bed with a safe toy or chew when asked. Third, if your dog is kenneled outside then consider how to provide some contact and play time to avoid boredom.


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