If your dog raises and barks you, you may be wondering why and what you can do about it. This post shows six common reasons why they do it and what they can do to stop it. In fact, there may be a combination of causes in play. However, there are a few things you can consider when thinking about the main causes, but there are many things you can do about them.
Why dogs bark when they raise their voices
Below are the six common reasons why they do it and why they are more likely.
it finds it’s threatened
You might want to do it because you think you are aggressive. This is more likely to show aggressive body language, such as standing up, staring and pointing. Instead, it will help you train it to behave the way you want to, using calm and positive strengthening training when interacting with it.
Cause it could be scary. This is more likely if you are showing signs of being scared in body language by hiding, crying, or making it look smaller.
The cause may be because he has been abused by people who have screamed a lot in the past and were aggressive towards it. This would be more likely if you adopted your dog when it was an adult. It also shows signs that you are scared when you do it, and it’s also more likely if you don’t trust others too much.
I think it’s going to be punished.
You may also do it because you think you’re going to punish it. This would be more likely if this happens after doing something that shouldn’t be if you bark when you’re raising your voice directly with your dog. If possible, use positive reinforcement training to help change your behavior.
it’s protecting you
You might want to do it because it is actually protected. This is more likely if it doesn’t look like it’s barking directly at you, and if you do it when you’re loud or loud to someone else or on the phone.
it is encouraged
You may also be encouraged to do it by giving it when you do it. If you give toys, sweets, extra attention, or anything else it wants, it’s more likely to do it for more rewards when it barks. Instead, it rewards you when the behavior you want is done, and helps you stop rewarding when it’s not there and give you a lot of positive reinforcement training.
Things to consider
Below are some things you can consider when figuring out why your dog is doing it.
If you always did.
If your dog didn’t bark all the time when used to raise your voice, it will help you consider what happened when it first started it. If it suddenly starts it, it may be because you feel threatened to raise your voice, for you punished it once. You may also realize that you get rewarded when it does.
What’s the difference when you don’t do it?
If you don’t bark all the time when you raise your voice, it helps you to think about what’s different. For example, if you only bark when you’re speaking to a dog, you’re more likely to feel threatened by it, especially if you’re showing threatening body language.
how to stop it
Below are some things you can do about it.
They have a calm dialogue
If your dog is barking with your voice, it may cause your dog to feel uncomfortable in some way. They also tend to be more aware of their owner’s emotions. As a result, interact calmly with your dog and help your dog act in a certain way so as not to reward bad behavior using positive strengthening training.
Positive Strengthening Training
Positive strengthening training is a place where dogs encourage them to behave in a certain way by rewarding them when they show signs of behaving that way. It will help your dog take advantage of positive strengthening training to stop barking when you want it. You can watch the video below for tips on how to do it.
Avoid encouraging action
As mentioned earlier, it may be barking because it has learned to get a reward for doing it. Instead of giving what it wants, when barking, it rewards it when you behave the way you want and helps you stop rewarding it when you start barking.
If you punish it, when it barks when you raise your voice, it can actually encourage more barking. That’s why we ignore it when we bark, try not to pay attention while barking, and help reward when we’re not barking.