Written By: Sweety
Identify the triggers that lead to your dog's barking, understanding the specific situations or stimuli that provoke vocalization.
Use consistent verbal commands to signal when your dog should stop barking, reinforcing the association between the command and quiet behavior.
Employ positive reinforcement by rewarding your dog when they remain quiet, creating a positive association with silence.
Redirect your dog's attention to an alternative activity or toy when they start barking, shifting their focus away from the triggering stimuli.
Gradually expose your dog to the triggers in a controlled manner, desensitizing them over time and reducing the likelihood of excessive barking.
Introduce a specific 'quiet' command during training sessions, teaching your dog to associate the command with stopping barking.
Ensure your dog gets enough physical exercise and mental stimulation to reduce boredom, a common cause of excessive barking.