If your dog keeps barking when you shout, you may wonder 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 you yell or shout
Below are six common causes and they will be more likely.
it finds it’s threatened
You might do it because you think you are being threatened. This is more likely to show threatening 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.
Maybe that’s why you do it because you’re scared. This is more likely if you are showing signs of being scared in body language by hiding, crying, or making it look smaller. Again, to prevent this, it will help you settle around your dog because it is likely to be very aware of your emotions.
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.
Maybe the reason is because you do it because you think you’re going to punish it. This would be more likely if this happens after barking when you are shouting directly to your dog and after doing that it shouldn’t be. Instead, it can help you change your behavior with positive reinforcement training if possible.
it’s protecting you
You might also want to do this 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 that you can consider when figuring out why your dog does it.
If you always did.
If you didn’t bark all the time when you screamed, it could have started the event, so it will help you consider what happened when you first started it. If it suddenly started it, it might be because you punished it once now you feel threatened when you shout. 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 always bark when you shout, it also helps you think about what’s different when you don’t do it. For example, if you bark only when you are shouting at a dog, you are more likely to feel threatened by it, especially if you have threatening body language.
how to stop it
Below are some options you have when your dog lets you quit it.
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.
They have a calm dialogue
If your dog is barking when you shout, 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.
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 you bark when you shout, it can actually encourage you to bark a lot. That’s why we ignore it when we bark, try not to pay attention while barking, and help reward when we’re not barking.