How to get your dog to stop barking- Excessive Barking Treatment
If your dog is barking excessively, it will require a lot of work, patience and time to get your dog to stop barking. With proper training, your dog will let your neighbors live in peace for once and for all. Below you will find a few tips to help you in your efforts to control your dog’s excessive barking.
- The first rule is to speak calmly and firmly but without any yelling. If your dog is barking and you begin yelling at it, it will think you’re joining it and start barking even louder and more excessively.
- Teach your dog the term “quiet” in a calm voice instead of yelling at them.
When your dog stops barking even if it’s just to take a breath, praise them with a treat. Eventually, they will correlate stopping barking with receiving a treat. Also, dogs usually pick up body signals faster than voice commands so try telling them to be quiet while holding your finger to your lips. With practice, your dog will learn to stop barking at your command. Never reward your dog while it’s still barking; wait till they sit quietly.