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There are ways to limit your dog's barking


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POSTED: Thursday, September 03, 2009

Question: Can I teach my dog not to bark?

Answer: Keeping him indoors or in the back yard away from pedestrians can help. Chew toys are also good aids.

Boredom and a lack of exercise as well as attention are the leading reasons why dogs bark. So long walks, plenty of play time and increased socialization with a variety of people can help. Praise your dog when he's quiet. When he barks inappropriately, teach him to respond to “;no—quiet”; with good behavior and always reward it. Once you have established what's acceptable, be consistent.