Why does my dog bark at other dogs?

asked 2017-02-23 17:15:00 -0500

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The more your dog is able to bark and lunge, the more likely that he'll do it next time. After all, it does keep other dogs away. A dog that walks directly toward another dog is considered rude, or even a threat, in the doggy world.

Tiffany M.'s profile image Tiffany M.  ( 2017-02-23 17:36:27 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-02-23 17:23:36 -0500

To say hello! & make their presence known

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answered 2017-02-23 17:31:16 -0500

Because they're excited and that's the only way they can say hi!

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answered 2017-02-23 17:38:21 -0500

Some dogs are nervous around other dogs, so they will bark to kinda say "stay away, I'm scary," and others just want to say "hi," every now and then, a dog is aggressive and barks while lunging and trying to hurt other dogs. Sometimes dogs are just so excited they can't contain themselves and are just barking out of joy!

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