How to Stop Your Dog From Barking at Night

Excessive barking in your dog can be frustrating during the daytime for both you and your neighbors. But if you find that your dog continues this habit during the night, it will be much more challenging for you and your neighbors to remain patient with your pet. For one thing, it is annoying, but for another, it will cause you and the people around you to lose sleep, which does not open anyone to an understanding and tolerant nature. For this reason, if your dog is chronically barking at night, you need to take matters into your own hands right from the very start, and put everything you have into making it stop.

When dealing with chronic barking, you need to look at the reason that your dog is behaving this way in order to find the fastest and effective way to make it stop. While some dogs bark out of separation anxiety, others don’t like being alone in the dark, while others are not adequately stimulated mentally or physically and bark to deal with their boredom and pent up energy. Dogs will often bark when they are brought into a new home as a response to the unfamiliar surroundings which are making them feel upset. Once you can identify why your dog is barking, you can come up with solutions that will make it stop.

For example, if you find that your dog is upset by the darkness, try using a nightlight. If your dog doesn’t like being alone, leave a radio on for the added sound of humans. If your dog is bored or inadequately stimulated during the day, take extra care to walk your dog and play with it every day so that it no longer feels that way. Whatever your solution, know that it might take time and that the longer you wait to get started, the longer it will take to be effective.

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