Category Archives: Barking

Your Dog’s Unwanted Behaviors May Be A Cry For Help

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When a dog owner’s frustration begins to mount with the behavior issues their pet is presenting, the first thought may be that the dog is ruining their life, being bad, and possibly should be turned over to the shelter so that they can rid themselves of the pressing inconvenience.

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Is Your Dog Barking For Your Attention?

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In my experience, I have found this behavior to present itself most often in retriever types who love to play fetch. They circle, back up, and bark in anticipation of you throwing their ball.The doodle dogs (Labradoodles, Goldendoodles) can add an extra dimension. 

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Signs of Stress

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Oftentimes what owners consider “bad” behaviors, are their dogs’ stress signals.  Some signs of stress might be: 1.  Barking & Whining: Take note of when your dog tends to bark and make a fuss. Is it when he/she is isolated from the family? That could indicate separation anxiety.

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Barking at Doorbell

Doorbell reactivity is a topic that has come up frequently.  Unfortunately, by the time an owner seeks a solution, the behavior has been ingrained and automatic. I recently came across a wonderful explanation of what to try by Kaye Hargreaves, owner of Wagging School in Melbourne, Australia: Firstly, there is conditioned response to the doorbell. […]

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Dogs That Look Out Window & Bark

We got a question from Cesca on Twitter concerning her 3 yr old Yorkie that barks at everything that moves outside of the window. I suggest that owners do not allow their dogs to become hyper-vigilant about watching and barking out the front window as if they were some sort of sentry dog.

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