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Why do they bark? A guide to understanding your dog

Why do they bark? A guide to understanding your dog.

Sounds are among the most popular types of communication for animals, dogs included. That’s how they communicate with one another – warning about danger or simply interacting. If we take some time to observe our dogs when they bark, it’ll become easier for us to understand them and to understand why they do it – making our lives much more comfortable.

Why do they bark then?

Barking is a way of expressing emotions – it can show us what our dogs are thinking at the moment. Along with their behaviour it brings about a clear picture of the emotional state they are in: is it anger, joy, fear or longing? Barking is often accompanied with whining, howling or growling. It makes barking sound different and is usually accompanied by varying body language.ompanied by varying body language.

If your dog is bored, lonely or feels ignored it will bark and howl just to wind down the excess energy. However, a very enthusiastic dog may not be able to control themselves when it comes to expressing their joy. It will jump, wag its tail and run around to show you these feelings. If a dog feels anxious it will bark to warn off any potential enemy. It’s accompanied by rigid posture and muscle tension. When our dog sees us getting ready for a walk, it will bark enthusiastically, ready to accompany you.

My dog is barking all the time – what should I do?

There are moments when barking may become troublesome – especially when your dog barks at people or other dogs during a walk. This is where you should intervene, using commands such as “stay” or “heel”, wait till it calms down and try catching its attention. If such a situation occurs be careful not to pet it or give it treats – these serve as a prize and shouldn’t be introduced without a good reason. In case your dog is not able to react despite the commands, you could try consulting a behaviourist who will tell you more about your dog’s character. They may also be able to advise you on the effective methods of training your four-legged friend.

There are many reasons for a dog to bark – it can be boredom, fear, defending its territory or simply to catch our attention. Learning to understand what your dog may want to “tell” you is a very important part of your relationship – it will help you to react appropriately. The better you understand each other, the easier it will be to create a bond built on fulfilled expectations and obedience.

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