1. Jeff Casper said:

    Thanks for sharing I need some help with our 7 month old black female. She relentlessly barks and the only way to get her to stop is to play with her which I have no problem doing but I can’t be the dog’s play slave all the time. I need an alternative to putting her in her crate which currently is all I can do to stop the loud aggressive barking.

    April 29, 2011
    • MissJ said:

      Dog barks can mean different things, but at the window or fence they are usually trying to alert you of something. Don’t get mad at them for doing their job. Their natural instinct is to protect and alert their master. If your dog is barking at the window, go over take a peek and let your dog know it’s all fine. If he’s excessively barking at window then just close blinds/curtains, or don’t let him go there, place a table or chair or baby gate in the area. Barking at the fence is bit harder to deal with, if you can, spray some water at the barker. Also maybe it’s boredom barking. Your dog might need to be mentally stimulated, take him for a walk to discover new smells, or play with your dog. If he doesn’t like fetch, maybe try tug of war. Lastly, if barking is really irritating neighbors, then consider a mild shock collar.

      September 4, 2015

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