Your love for your own best canine pal, may lead you to look past her constant barking, but your neighbour may not feel the same. Certain dog breeds tend to bark incessantly – sometimes for no reason at all – while other breeds have reputations for being more quiet.
Some living conditions do not lend themselves to a yapping dog, such as living in an apartment where the walls are thin or a house where you are surrounded by neighbours on all sides and incessant barking is enough to drive anyone mad. If however you live in the country without neighbours and you don’t mind your dog barking then that’s fine,no harm done.
So, most dogs bark for a reason and you need to determine what this is. It could be reaction to something they can see or hear, excitement, frustration, boredom or attention seeking.
Once you understand why your dogs bark you try and remove the stimuli. When I am at home in Scotland my dogs can see people and dogs passing the end of the drive from our lounge window. Phoebe loves a good bark so as soon as she starts I move her away from the window and she stops. But I wouldn’t leave them in that room where I know that she is prone to bark whilst I go out.
If your beloved pooch is already a nuisance barker and your neighbours are not the type to grin and bear it, talk to a dog training expert to determine the reason why it is barking and how you can help her.
Bulldog, greyhounds, bull mastiffs and Salukis are breeds who are not big barkers but it is important to remember that although these dog breeds are not renowned for barking, any dog may become a bothersome barker if it does not get enough attention or is not well trained.