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If you have grown tired of your dog’s non-stop barking, it is time to put an end to it, and take control of the situation. That said, in order to achieve this goal, you need to find out the reason(s) why your dog is barking in the first place. There are different reasons that could lead to barking, and one of these causes is aggression. If aggression is the source of your pet’s chronic barking, you’ll want to nip this problem in the bud as soon as possible.
Dogs are territorial and they will feel inclined to be aggressive toward any strange human or animal that they think is a threat to their home, their other family members, themselves and whatever they see as their territory. Since this is the case, they may bark at the smallest noise, the mailman, a newspaper delivery person or any visitor you may have. What can you do? For starters, you need to make people appear less of a threat, which can be accomplished by helping your dog become familiar and accepting of them.
One of the best ways to help your pet is to socialize it so it becomes used to interacting with other people. Introduce your canine companion to different situations and environments where they can interact with all different types of people, such as in the park, out on a daily walk, in a training class or other dog-friendly places. Reward your pet when it greets people without barking and aggression. If it is aggressive or barks, tell your dog “No” and give it another command to distract it from its actions.
Remember, it is important that you never allow your canine to continue barking if you want it to be quiet. You should always have the last word, and always be the one in control. That said, don’t forget to reward good behaviour.
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