How to prevent dogs from barking and how to stop puppies from barking at night
How to prevent dogs from barking
There are basically three reasons for dog barking: happiness, fear of loneliness, and warning. For different situations, a series of countermeasures can be adopted. Usually, let the dog go to some open places to run more, consume its physical strength, make it feel tired, and naturally do not want to bark after the excitement is reduced. About half an hour before the owner goes out, stop playing with the dog. Otherwise, the dog will bark desperately when he sees the owner going out, hoping that the owner will stay at home and play with him. When going out, it is best to turn on the TV or radio so that the dog thinks the owner is still at home, which also helps prevent the dog from barking.
The owner can buy a round ball with a number of small holes, and fill the small holes with food that the dog likes to eat. When the dog is playing with the ball, the food keeps falling out of the small hole, which constantly stimulates the dog. Attracting its attention can make it play for hours without barking. Close the doors and windows when you go out to reduce the stimulation of outside human voices, vehicles and other sounds to the dog, and it can also reduce the dog’s barking. If you bark because you are wary of strangers, you can give appropriate comfort to stop the barking.
In addition, the following methods can also quiet the dog.
Biting: If there is something that can block the dog’s mouth, they will have no time to bark. The harder the bite, the more challenging it is.
Use your brain: If the dog has something to do, there is no time to bark. Before going out, rub their favorite toys with your hands to keep your own taste. When the owner cannot be seen, the lonely dog will spend more time looking for the owner’s smell on the toy, and forget to bark.
Respond to it: Sometimes the dog barks non-stop, just to convey some kind of information to the owner. If the owner responds moderately and expresses appreciation, the dog will naturally shut up when the task is completed.
Reward it: If the dog just refuses to shut up, the owner should immediately reprimand it with a firm tone of being “quiet!” When the dog stops barking, the owner may wish to give some snacks or compliments to encourage him.
Ignore it: some dogs, like humans, can’t lift their energy if they lose their listeners.
If they keep chattering, the owner might as well turn and leave, and most dogs will shut their mouths consciously.
Destroy its enthusiasm: spraying water with a water gun can also stop a dog from barking. When it keeps crying, the owner should first verbally admonish it, if’it still does not listen to the warning, you might as well spray water with a water gun to cool it down.
how is it stop the puppies from barking at night
Many puppies often bark incessantly on the first night of their new home. The main reason for the puppies barking is that they have a sense of fear when they first arrive in an unfamiliar environment, or they feel lonely. So, how can we keep the puppies from barking at night?
It’s best to put it in a cage before going to bed, and don’t turn off the lights. Put a few kraft paper envelopes or dog chews in the cage for the puppies to bite. The puppies will naturally sleep when they are tired. If necessary, you can turn on a radio next to it and tune to an all-night program channel. The proper sound can make the puppies feel at ease.
If the puppies bark, the owner had better pretend to be ignorant and let it go. Don’t let the puppies bark, and the owner will take care of it. This will make the puppies feel that the owner will come to take care of it as long as it barks. It is also not possible to reprimand the puppies when they bark at night. Although the puppies will temporarily stop barking, it will cause the puppies to fear the owner and thus produce a sense of distrust of the owner. Generally speaking, puppies will gradually become familiar with and adapt to the environment after 2-3 days and stop barking at night.