A Golden Retriever barking can be anything from mildly irritating to downright annoying, and it is almost impossible to stop them from doing so. This is your dog's natural form of talking to you, and therefore it is almost certain that you will not ever know what is wrong. There may be times when the barking is clearly a symptom of a greater problem, such as a boundary contraption or illness. At other times, your dog may simply be barking to hear himself talk!
Here are 7 of the most commonly occurring reasons why our furry friends may be barking.
1. Golden Retrievers are naturally very social animals. They are likely to go ballistic if isolation is ever put in the picture. Possibly a more sociable approach to the barking problem would be to allow your dog to spend some time in the yard, or perhaps even take him hiking. This will allow your dog to get the attention that he possibly desires.
2. Barking to propel a zone of escape. Golden Retrievers, and dogs of any breed, are fastidious creatures. They like to discover just what their environment has to offer. If your dog has a favorite spot that he likes to go to for a poop, or favorite tree to sniff at, chances are that he'll soon start utilizing those places to carry on the verbal war with the intruder. If you take your dog on regular runs, chances are that he has developed a zone of escape for "going" on his own.
3. Barking to draw attention. Obviously, dogs bark to draw attention to their situation. If the dog is barking excessively at night as his territory is invaded by intruders, he will likely recognize the irritating intruder even before you do. An easy way to deal with this type of bark is to acknowledge the barking, but in a calm and neutral tone.
4. Barking to demonstrate sympathy or concern. It is also possible that your dog simply wants to alert you that something is not right. When a dog barks unusually to express concern for his owner or property, it can be a positive showing of concern. If the dog's barking is exceptionally loud and sharp in pitch, however, you might want to take your dog to the vet to rule out physical cause.
5. Barking with a peepy sound. It is possible that your dog developed the habit of bark-thening with a loud peepy sound as a way to show indignant intent. If the dog is barking excessively while seated or lying down, these are likely to be merely mid-meditated acts of protest.
6. Barking in response to another dog's barking. If your dog is prone to barking into the background of other dogs when they're passing by, perhaps he or she recognizes the barking of one of them as a possible threat that he isbies being overlooked.
7. Barking to draw attention. If your dog is prone to barking into the background of his kennel or crate as another dog approaches, he may well be letting others know that he's there and he wants to be let in.
In short, there are many different personalities that dictate how a dog may bark. To answer the question"how to train a dog to stop barking,"a training method can be to quiet the dog using methods described, or to insert a physical factor that ends the barking. You may even like to consider why your dog is barking in the first place.