How To Train Your Dog To Stop Barking – Solution to Out of Control Barking

Does your dog bark all the time?Train Your Dog To Stop Barking

Does it drive you and your neighbors crazy?

Excessive barking can be stressful for you and your neighbors as well as your dog! But we need to understand why dogs really need to bark!


Remember it’s natural for dogs to bark. But it’s not something that dogs need to do to be happy. They bark for different reasons. In fact, when dog’s bark excessively, that can be a sign of stress, frustration, anxiety or over excitement and these emotions are not good for your dog.

Or you!

If you remember a content, a relaxed dog does not bark!

So let’s consider one of the most common types of barking to help you put a stop to it.

Recognize the Problem

Each time you’re away from home your dog barks and this becomes an issue. You have no idea that this has been a problem until the neighbors or worse you get a visit from the dog control officer.

The key is to understand why your dog is barking so you can actually deal with the cause of the dog’s problem and not just treat the symptoms.

Now, what you must remember is that you have to see it through your dog’s eyes!

Here’s the thing…

Your dog is a pack animal and they understand that there are leaders and followers.

They also understand that it’s a pack leader’s job to protect the pack.

So when everyone leaves the house to go to work or to school your dog is left alone at home and they become stressed. Your dog panics because he feels he has lost his pack, therefore he becomes agitated and stressed and barks. Your dog is trying to call you back. He’s just trying to do his job.

Let’s Illustrate

Let take an example…suppose you are a parent of a young 3-year-old child, one of your main jobs is to keep that child safe.

You keep an eye on him or her…all the time in your home so you know they are safe. You are relaxed.

If the child walked out of the front door locking you in what would you do?

I know what my reaction would be. It happened when my son was 2 years old…and when I discovered he was not in the house. I panicked!

The answer is…you chase after your child.

But suppose the door was locked and you could not open it. And the other door and all the windows were locked too. Then what would you do?

Would you phone for help? Your dog does not have that option!

Would you shout for help? Well, that’s what your dog is doing.

It would be very difficult to sit down and have a cup of tea and relax while your child is out on the streets alone.Why Your Dog Becomes Stressed

Can you see why your dog becomes stressed and barks when you leave?

Your dog’s behavior such as chewing, destruction, trying to dig under the fence or any other annoying behaviors are all symptoms of a stressed dog desperately concerned about you not being home and safe.

The Solution

So what’s the solution? Well, you may give your dog a bone or a dog toy in hopes he will be distracted about you leaving. This may work for about 30 minutes. However, using this method only treats the symptoms.

The goal here is to treat the problem long term.

The solution is very simple.

In your dog’s eyes, you need to be the pack leader.

Relaxed Dogs Do Not Bark

Once your dog can see that you are the pack leader your dog will not see it as their job to protect you.Relaxed Dogs Do Not Bark

Leaving your dog home you will be able to come and go as you please and they will feel calm and relaxed.

Becoming a pack leader is not difficult. Anyone can do it. However, it does take a little time to learn and the one professional dog trainer recommend it Doggy Dan’s website, The Online Dog Trainer.

He explains powerfully how you can establish yourself as the pack leader and stop your dog from barking when you leave them home. There’s a $1 trial sign up that you can take advantage of right now and learn how to become a pack leader and more.

Tips You Can Use As A Pack Leader

Here are some tips you can use to becoming the pack leader that will help you stop your dog’s problem.

  • Exercise: Take your dog for a walk before you leave – a tired dog is more likely to relax
  • Find the right space: Try leaving your dog in different areas of the house – some dogs may feel relaxed in a smaller area such as a washroom, or in a room where there’s less noise from outside and some dogs prefer outside.
  • Food and Water: Always leave food and water and make sure your dog is warm and fed.
  • Pick up the Bones: Leave toys out for your dog but not bones
  • Music and TV: Leave the music on and the TV for your dog – these can help distract your dog and relax them.
  • Herbal remedies: There are some herbal products to help relax your dog but these do not treat the cause of the issue, they only help relax them, and can become quite costly.
  • Use Dog Walkers: Hire someone or have a friend take your dog out for a walk in the middle of the day – this will help give your dog a potty break and exercise.
  • Leave calmly: Leave your dog calmly – it’s better you say goodbye for 5 minutes then leave. This will help them stay relaxed as you go.
  • Comfort Jackets: There are jackets and shirts that are designed to comfort them but they can be very costly. But beware if your dog has a chewing problem you may not want to leave it on while you’re gone.

Unfortunately many are tempted with the idea of getting another dog to keep your dog company while you’re gone but I would not recommend this. You will most likely end up with two dogs with the same behavior problem.

Remember, the source of your dog’s problem is not boredom.

Understand Your Dog’s Problem

You need to understand why dogs become stressed. Then we can look at removing the cause of their anxiety so they can relax.

If you’re really serious about stopping this issue right away then take a look at Doggy Dan’s site and become the pack leader. That will be the end of your problem.

Take advantage of your 3 Day $1 trial and look around this incredible site, The Online Dog Trainer.

Inside you will find an entire section dedicated to stopping this annoying issue in dog problem section “Separation Anxiety”.

You need to understand your dog’s problem through their eyes rather than human’s eyes! What they want is a strong pack leader.

Below is a testimonial of a lady who’s dog stopped barking using Doggy Dan’s method.

I hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions or want to leave your personal review, leave a comment below.

30 thoughts on “How To Train Your Dog To Stop Barking – Solution to Out of Control Barking”

  1. Really glad I found your website as I was a little stressed about my dogs barking habits. I will take your remedies and put them into action. I will let you know if they solve my dogs problem.
    Cheers, Jeff.

  2. As a “mom” to 2 little dogs who like to bark, I appreciate your advice. I particularly like the illustration about a small child. I had never thought of it from that point of view before. I am familiar with the Online Dog Trainer as I too have a pets’ website. I’m still working with my 2 dogs though. They seem to bark at every little noise outside, like when the neighbor’s slam a car door. And there is a neighborhood cat that likes to sit on top of the fence and taunt them. What should I do about that?

  3. You know what, you’re absolutely right. I never thought about it this way but your example is excellent. I never thought about my dog going crazy because she’s concerned about me.

    Thanks for writing this article and giving us great tips to help our furry babies. Its hard sometimes to understand since they can’t speak to us but they speak in dog communication.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

  4. I don’t have a dog anymore but my aunt does and every time I go over her house and we leave to go do something we hear her dog barking relentlessly and come back to her either going to the bathroom on the floor or destroying something. We just thought it was because she missed her. I will definitely tell her about this training and the introductory fee of $1. Will this training also help with her dogs behavior?


    1. Hi Melissa,

      The training covers all types of behavior problems. There’s a section for each type of problem people have with their dogs, including puppies. I hope that helps.

  5. I have a neighbor, 3 doors away, who just started rearing a puppy and the poor fella would be barking all day long. When I went to check, I found that he was being caged up, whether it is the whole day or at specific time, I don’t know.

    I know pups can cause a lot of mess in their early age, but how do I talk to my neighbor that the puppy actually needs a lot of socialization in order to develop better behaviors?

    1. Hi Cathy,

      It’s difficult to see how people handle their pets and not be able to do anything about it. I see it all the time with my neighbors. Maybe just ask if they’re training the pup?

      All you can do is just make a recommendation. It’s up to the neighbor what they decide.

      I wish there could have been more we could do.

  6. I’m so glad I came across your post. I have a Shih Tzu who just barks at everything. It doesn’t matter what I do I just can’t seem to stop her from doing it.

    I think my dog barks from over excitement most of the time. She’s still quite young and full of energy. I don’t want to train the natural protective instincts out of her, but I’d really like her to learn not to bark at absolutely everything.

    Informative article and some great explanations of why this problem exists.

    1. Hi Darren,

      Thank you for viewing my website. I’m glad you found the article helpful. I hope you’re able to resolve the problem.

  7. I don’t have a dog myself but I’ve sure seen some of these problems with my friends that have dogs. It makes sense to fix it by showing them that you’re the pack leader but I don’t quite see how these activities show that to your dog. They look to me like they’re ways to take care of your dog and make sure he/she has what they need before you leave and that they’re not always holed up in the same room.

    1. Hi jCamden,

      The idea is to find the solution by trying out which tip works best for you and your dog.

      Thank you for stopping by! And thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.

  8. Ah.. you are spot on. Dogs are pack animals. They need to feel they are still in the pack or they will go crazy.

    I always left my house in a calm state knowing that my dog would stay at her designated area. She was easy to train and knew that I was her pack leader.

    When I was home, she always followed me around.
    I miss her so much. She lived a long life.

    I can’t adopt another dog as my apartment complex doesn’t allow pets. 🙁

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  10. Thanks for such an interesting and real value article. Your post came right on time as in my sweet home is about to appear a new resident a Chihuahua girl. As far as I know this species dogs are not a big barking lovers but any tips and lessons are very welcomed.
    Thanks for knowledge.

  11. Like you mention, the fact that you have not established yourself as the packleader is the cause of many dog related problems. As soon as you are established as a packleader it will be easy to solve most problems. There is also a big difference between different breeds of dogs. Herding dogs for example often barks a lot. This is a way of warning the herd and the owner for predators and other dangers.
    Doggy Dan would certainly be able to help with issues like barking or being the packleader.
    Thank you for a good post.

  12. Oh I have suffered from this problem for quite a long period of time with my neighber’s dog. I wanted to call the police on him if it wasn’t for our good relationship together. He eventually got rid of the dog.
    That dog was barking ALL night and it was just a nightmare, nobody could have taken it any more, it was just awful. And nobody knew how to deal with the situation, not even the stupid dog owner.
    When I’m in a similar situation I will make sure to send the owner of the dog to this blog to get educated and stop being a menace to the whole neighberhood. Great tips, thank you.

    1. Hi Elias,

      I’m sorry to hear about your troubles. This is a common problem with many dogs and can be eliminated with proper training. But most dog owners don’t know how. It’s really sad because what you just described concerning the dog, this dog may have little chance of a home due to his constant barking. I’m glad you found this article helpful. Thank you for viewing my post.

    1. Hi Dale,

      I’m glad you found the post you needed for your issue. I hope it works out well for you. Let me know how it worked out.

      Thank you for comment.

  13. Thank God, I found this article. One of our neighbour’s dog barks alot, especially at night. It makes my kids cry. I have complaint them so many times but they themselves do not know how to handle the situation. Whenever a car passes by the door, their dog starts barking. It is really horrible for my kids and disgusting for me. Right now I am going to their home to suggest them your training. May be my kids and I can sleep well today. Thanks friend. You are such a darling buddy.

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