Why dogs bark. Imagine this, you walk in the park, take care of your own business when suddenly a dog comes to you and starts barking. You start panicking because there is no reason for this dog to bark at you.
Why is this dog barking?
Dogs bark because we humans want dogs to bark. Over the years our selective breeding and domestication processes have enabled our dogs to develop their barking abilities. Wolves do not bark, so through genetic engineering and selective breeding processes, dogs have the ability to maintain adolescent characteristics lately. This is through a process known as neoteny.
Humans have chosen to maintain the childish nature of wolves such as big heads, flat faces, big eyes and of course the ability to communicate, barking. Barking is further developed in dogs to scare off bullies or help their masters (ie on farms to help gather sheep).
Most dogs only bark to communicate, to get attention, or just to show their joy. Training and lifestyle are important factors in teaching dogs how to communicate with their masters.
Dogs are very social animals.
The wolf himself always travels in packages which are usually never alone. Bringing a dog into your family is basically like bringing a wolf into a herd. It becomes part of the family. Try not to leave him alone, otherwise you will feel abandoned by Mr. Dogs like having babies at home. They need love, attention, and someone to be there to care for them. Like people, they need friends to develop. Meeting your dog’s emotional needs for friendship and play will allow both of you to form strong bonds together.
Sometimes having a second dog at home can minimize barking and minimize solitude. Although this might be beneficial for some people times, it can also become sick. Your best bet is to maximize your dog’s training when deciding to bark. Sometimes having two dogs can cause havoc because they can teach each other to bark more. From the example above, dogs that bark at people are trained in certain ways.
It all comes down to how their owners train their dogs.
If you give a gift to a dog for barking, the dog will understand that it is a good thing to bark. If you don’t give a gift to a dog for barking, the dog will understand that barking is a bad thing. If you train your dog to be a guard dog, sometimes their barking can be very selective and discriminatory with certain people. Sometimes they just bark at whatever they see. It is important to train these dogs by developing their level of intelligence and how they interpret events.
Dogs that only bark because of activity or excitement are relatively difficult to remove.
Most of the time these dogs are not aware of their barking and in turn become a difficult process to remove. You have to switch to a dog trainer who teaches dogs to debark.
Debarking can be rather inhuman because dogs are trained to excrete low and hoarse barks that cannot be heard from a distance of several feet. If you consider the process of debarking your dog, you must consider the pros and cons. This can be useful in the sense that your dog will no longer be an annoying dog in whatever barking block it sees but may be a problem if the dog is in danger. As an owner, you certainly want to know where your dog is in danger.