Stop Yorkshire Terrier Barking
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If you have decided it is time for you to stop your Yorkshire Terrier barking at home, you will probably have
already found that that there are only so many things you can do with regards to this issue. After all, dogs are
born to bark and Yorkie's are notorious barkers .
Irrespective of breeding and refinement during the last several thousand years, they still get that urgent need
to vocalize their feelings and desires. In reality, there is just one canine breed – the Basenji – that doesn't
bark at all.
Therefore, before you'll be able to stop Yorkshire Terrier barking, you must understand the reason why they bark
and exactly what types of barking you are able to control.
The Causes of Dog Barking
Dogs bark for a variety of reasons. They bark if they are angry. They bark when they're excited. They also bark
when they are afraid. Here is a rundown of when you might expect your dog to bark:
- Territorial Barking
- Greeting Barking
- Alarm Barking
- Frustration Barking
- Attention Seeking Barking
- Compulsive Barking
- Injury or Illness Related Barking
As you can see, barking is a significant part of who your dog is. It is impossible to stop barking dogs totally.
They are going to want to express themselves sometimes, no matter what you try to do to prevent this behavior.
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How to Stop Barking Dogs
Whenever your Yorkie refuses to stop barking, first of all determine whether the behavior is justified. Nine
times out of ten, it is excessive and may be controlled. If you determine that your dog’s barking can and should be
controlled, consider these questions.
- What is your dog barking at?
- When does your dog bark?
- Does your dog's barking have a particular trigger?
If you figure out that your Yorkshire Terrier is barking because he wants to guard his territory or is just
alarmed by something, you can't just shout at your dog to get him to stop. Actually, negative reinforcement for
territorial barking can frequently result in biting or aggression in other forms. Your dog does not realize what
you are trying to tell him. He'll stop the barking, though the territorial issues still remain.
Alternatively, you should provide an environment where your dog is not going to feel that territorial urge to
protect himself. This begins by assuming control of your home. Be the alpha leader of the pack and demonstrate to
your dog that you are the person responsible for safeguarding that space. Next, you can just lessen the dog’s
ability to observe those invasive threats to his territory. Close your window blinds so he can't see the mailman,
purchase an opaque fence so he is unable to see beyond your yard, and ensure he never has open access to the
Stop Barking Dogs with Anxiety
If your dog has anxiety problems, the barking is probably an indication of something much bigger. He wants to
reach you so will constantly bark until you come back. More often than not, it is because you've rewarded him for
this behavior previously. When you return home and he is all fired up, you instantly pay him attention. Instead of
rewarding him in this situation, you ought to ignore your dog for about 10-15 minutes so he stops associating your
return with attention.
Lastly, to stop Yorkshire Terrier barking, make sure you teach your dog how to speak and be quiet. Simply by
having a command that lets you control the behavior, your dog will learn to control the barking when it's
unnecessary. The advantage of this is that, when there is an intruder or something you would like your dog to bark
at, he will still alert you.
Dog barking doesn't need to be the annoyance of your neighborhood that it has become. Learn to control it early
and you will never have to be concerned about the neighbors knocking on your door daily when you arrive home.