It’s Training and Behavior Wednesday!
Q: Why does my dog bark?
A: Dogs bark for various reasons. Just as a parent can distinguish why a baby is crying, you can identify your dog’s bark and thus determine why he/she is barking. Barking can fall into several categories:
-Alert Barking: Dog barks to let you know he/she has seen or heard something out of the ordinary.
-Defensive Barking: Dog barks to make something he/she is afraid of or does not like go away.
-Attention Barking: Dog wants attention
-Frustration Barking: Dog is confused, frustrated, or stressed.
-Boredom Barking: Dog barks to amuse himself/herself.