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How to get a dog to stop barking

Your dog barking at you for attention can be super frustrating but ultimately it is just your dog’s way of communicating to you that they need or want something. Let’s show your dog an alternative way of communicating with some easy steps. Learn how to get a dog to stop barking with the Fluffy app


Why is your dog barking?

When a person or an animal comes into an area your dog considers their territory, that often triggers excessive barking. As the threat gets closer, the barking often gets louder. Your dog will look alert and even aggressive during this type of barking.

Dogs often bark when they want something, such as going outside, playing, or getting a treat.

Some dogs bark at any noise or object that catches their attention or startles them.

How to Get a Dog to Stop Barking

Excessive barking can be a frustrating issue for dog owners, but understanding the cause is the first step to resolving it. Dogs bark for various reasons, including alerting to danger, boredom, seeking attention, or responding to other dogs. Identifying the root cause is essential to effectively address the behavior.

Training your dog to respond to a quiet command can be an effective way to manage barking. Start in a quiet environment and teach them to associate a word or signal with being quiet. Gradually introduce distractions and practice in different settings. Remember to reward your dog for obeying the command.

Ensuring that your dog has sufficient physical and mental stimulation is also crucial. A tired dog is less likely to bark excessively. Regular exercise, playtime, and mental challenges can significantly reduce barking behaviors. Addressing the underlying cause and consistent training will lead to a more peaceful environment for both you and your dog.

There are three fundamental things we'll do to get a dog to stop barking


Understand why your dog is barking and what is going on in their head


Learn how to replace bad behaviour with a good one


Discover how to manage barking when your dog is overly excited

How long does it take to get a dog to stop barking

We worked with animal behaviourists and trainers to create an easy-to-follow seven-step course. If you only spend ten minutes a day for one week, you'll see improvements

What do you need to get started?

To get a dog to stop jumping you only need some treats. You also need to be committed to practising with your dog at least ten minutes a day for a week or two.

Download the Fluffy app today and learn how to get a dog to stop barking


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