Dogs bark. They do. It is their way of communicating to people and other dogs and animals. Thus, it is just natural for them to bark. But what is not good is that when they bark excessively. It can make your neighbors get angry at you and it can even disturb you as you sleep. That is why you should train your dog to minimize barking. And with that, here are the ways on how to stop your dog from barking excessively. These ways on how to stop your dog from barking excessively may be moderately easy but with time and patience you will really feel the effect of these ways.
The first thing that you should do to stop your dog from barking excessively is to know the reason why your dog barks a lot. And when you do you can get to eliminate it in no time. Next, have his favorite treat ready. And then when he starts barking, try to tell him “good job” and “what’s the matter?” And then tell him to keep quiet and at the same time wave the treat in front of your dog’s nose. Keep praising the dog by being good for keeping quiet for 3 seconds. And when he starts to bark again, wave another treat but this time let him stay quiet for 5 seconds. The point here is to let him know that he will be rewarded each successful quiet-time. Scold him each time he makes a mistake. Keep doing it until he realizes that barking excessively is not good.
And these are the ways on how to stop your dog from barking excessively.