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How can I stop my dog from barking at everything?

asked 2017-05-25 15:40:20 -0500

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answered 2017-05-25 17:27:16 -0500

Well it all depends on many factors. I would need a whole lot more info to answer this question like: -What does he actually bark at? -When does he bark? -How long does he bark?

But most of the time, redirection is what works best. When the dog barks, ask for a sit or down, any command he knows well, making him do a trick or behavior gets his attention away from what ever he is barking at so makes him stop barking. Once he gives you the behavior, reward him.

Here is a link to Victoria Stilwell's website and the barking section with tons of great info on the why the barking and the how to stop it: https://positively.com/dog-behavior/nuisance-behaviors/barking/ (https://positively.com/dog-behavior/n...)

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