The following blog entries have been tagged "barking".
It's not fully understood why some dogs suffer from separation anxiety and others don't. But remember, your dog's behaviors are part of a panic response. Your dog isn't trying to punish you! Here's what you can do to help reduce your dog's separation anxiety.
You have a demand barker. As soon as you put your dog's toy or treats away, she starts barking. The barking begins when you're on the phone, reading, or having a conversation during dinner. You've tried engaging her in play to satisfy her needs, you've increased her exercise, and still, the barking persists.
Here's a list of six techniques that can help reduce your dog or puppy's barking. While all can be successful, you shouldn't expect miraculous results overnight and what might work for your pup may not work for another. The longer your dog has been practicing the barking behavior, the longer it will take for them to develop other means of communication or to become desensitized to the things that cause their barking now.