Why does my dog bark so much?

asked 2017-04-04 00:48:06 -0500

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answered 2017-05-18 13:33:56 -0500

Breed aside, a dog will bark when he is lonely, bored, hungry (dinnertime!), when he wants to play, needs to pee, sees another animal, or something is wrong or someone is near the house. Barking for these reasons is normal, and we shouldn't expect to be able to eliminate this type of barking, BUT WE CAN CONTROL IT.

One of the underlying needs all dogs have is appropriate exercise. Lack of exercise builds up nervous energy in your dog which can often result in barking. TAKE A WALK!

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