Barking is normal dog behavior but there are times when it can get out of hand, to the point of becoming a bad habit that bothers pet owners, families and even neighbors. When barking becomes out of control, Canine Path private dog training can address the underlying issues behind it and correct the bad habit. Suzanne Mackay provides private lessons for dogs exhibiting problematic barking in and around the Manhattan Beach area.
Addressing Problematic Barking with Private Dog Lessons
Undesired barking behaviors can develop due to various environmental factors, improper management by owners, or the inadvertent encouragement of bad habits. So barking can become excessive and pet owners, families or neighbors will regard this as a nuisance, leading to complaints and more.
Inappropriate barking is often because dogs seek attention, but when this attention is given immediately, this can result in unintentionally training dogs to bark more in the future for the reward they desire.
This can be addressed by Canine Path private lessons that educate owners in ways to reduce the frequency of barking. This involves training dogs to woof and shush on cue so that the canine will know when barking is allowed and when it is not. Shush training involves praising the dog when it is prompted to bark and then saying “shush” while presenting a treat, which will cause the dog to stop barking as it pauses to sniff the treat as the owner praises the dog. Eventually this will become routine and saying “shush” will cause the dog to become quiet over time.
Barking is often due to boredom, loneliness and separation anxiety. Frequently, this happens right after the owners leave home for work or other activities. This barking can be reduced by using filled chew toys to feed the dog. Pet owners can give their dogs these toys and leave the room or the house for a few minutes and gradually increase the duration of their absence. In time, dogs will learn how to entertain themselves with chew toys while their owners are absent instead of barking.
These are just some of the methods to build good habits and discourage problematic barking in dogs.
Our South Bay, California dog trainers work directly with each dog and owner to provide a tailored lesson plan that considers the canine’s personality, owner’s preferences, and how to deal with the unique behavioral idiosyncrasies of each canine.
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Canine Path Private Dog Training
Private Dog Training by Suzanne Mackay
1601 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266