This issue of a barking dog can be a real test of 'neighborly' relations, as the last thing you want is a letter of complaint from the homeowner's association claiming that your dog barking has become the scourge of the neighborhood. In principle 'Happy Dogs Don't Bark' unless they've been encouraged to from an early age, so with this in mind it's important to find out what's causing your dog to be unhappy.
Reasons Why Dogs Bark
- To call the pack back
- If they feel unsafe
- Out of excitement or frustration
- To warn intruders or passersby to go away
- If they're hungry for nutrients
- If they've been encouraged to
When we meet a dog with a barking issue, we look at treating the source of the problem holistically, the reason WHY the dog is barking. There is little to be gained from just addressing the symptom alone. With a thorough investigation of the dog and its surroundings, we are able modify the behavior and completely cure the barking using our unique Bark Busters Portland behavior modification system.