Dogs aren’t mean to be silent. They were given their voices for a reason – to protect, to communicate, to be heard. But some dogs, and we all know who they are, just can’t be quiet. They continue barking long after the UPS truck has left the street and they react vocally to just about any sound, any movement in their backyard or homes.
These are the dogs who might suffer from chronic barking disease and these are the dogs that can make you crazy. And many of these dogs can’t control themselves, working themselves into a frenzy as they bark at whatever moves them, literally or figuratively. You are desperate to learn how to quiet these barky pups, to get them to learn how to bark only when necessary and appropriate. Boy, do we have ideas for you. That’s what this guide is all about, dealing with you chronic barker.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this guide.
- Chapter 1 – Introduction.
- Chapter 2 – Why do dogs bark? What is the genetic code that tells dogs they need to bark? What are the purposes of dog barking?
- Chapter 3 – What is chronic barking? When we say a dog is chronic barker, what does that mean? In this chapter, we’ll look at the difference between a normal dog that barks now and then and a dog that has a chronic barking problem.
- Chapter 4 – Why is your dog a chronic barker? If you have determined that your dog has a barking problem, it’s important to understand why that might be. You could be part of the problem.
- Chapter 5 – Behavioral intervention methods. In this chapter, we’ll examine some methods you can use to try and quiet your dog, focusing on behavioral remedies.
- Chapter 6 – Other intervention methods. There are other methods you can use to get you dog to be quiet, of course,
and these include some controversial remedies. We’ll examine these in this chapter.