There’s nothing worse than the constant shrill sound of never ending barks.
It can drive a person to the edge of sanity.
And it’s a common problem.
We love our dogs but hate the excessive barking.
What can we do?
Certainly not just deal with it.
Unfortunately, a lot of dog owners give up hope and resign themselves to a life with the ever-present yapping.
But not you!
Because you are here.
No longer will your dog own you!
Today you begin the process of ending excessive barking!And working on problem barking as soon as possible is vital.
Because the longer you wait, the harder it gets to curb the behavior.
Before We Get Started...
Few things before we jump in.
One, dog barking is natural.
It’s a normal activity.
It becomes a problem when it moves into the realm of excessive.
So let's take a quick test to see where you are at in terms of excessive barking.
Is This Happening To YOU?
If any of that sounds familiar...
You're dealing with excessive barking.
And it’s a big behavior problem.
Second thing, and this is a big one…
Never try to modify your dog’s behavior by approaching the problem like a human.
Your dog is not a human and does not think like a human.
So using any sort of ‘human tactics’ is just going to lead to more barking and more stress.
Don’t do it.
Here’s what to do.
How To Stop Excessive Barking
If you’ve read any of my material on my blog, newsletter or training courses you know I’m big on one thing:
Before you can change the behavior of any dog you need to understand the psychology surrounding it.
Eric James Mitchell - the guy writing this
All the training methods in the world are useless unless you understand the psychological triggers.
This concept is what makes up my Protective Parent Methodology and the whole approach to effectively modifying any dog's behavior.
YOUR First Job...
So your first job is to understand why the barking is happening.
Here’s some common triggers:
Once you determine the cause of your dog's excessive barking, you can begin to control the behavior.
Your job is simple:
Your need to make your dog understand when to bark and when to be quiet.
This is the only thing you need to teach her.
Do that and the problem dissolves.
The easiest way to do this is to use my Quiet Commands Checklist.
It takes 15 minutes a day and is super simple to follow.
Use the checklist and you will be on your way towards a permanent solution.
You also want to make sure that you remove any triggers or sources that can instigate the excessive barking.
Don’t make the problem worse by accidentally encouraging the behavior.
How To Fix and Prevent Barking
Prevention is always the easiest way to solve a problem.
You take the right steps and the unwanted behavior never manifests.
If your dog has not yet exhibited an excessive barking behavior the first thing you want to do is reinforce that.
And the simple way to do that is the Quiet Commands Checklist.
Following it daily for a couple of weeks will ensure that the wanted behavior (quiet) is permanently instilled in your dog.
The next thing you want to do is give your dog something better to do than bark.
NOTE: If you are currently dealing with an excessive barker this applies to you too. It will help get you the quick wins you need to start re-modifying behaviors for the long run.
Here are four easy tips to get those quick wins if you’re already dealing with an excessive barker …
How to keep your dog from turning into an excessive barker…
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