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Not a Bad Dog--

Just Bad Behavior

 

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Nonstop Barking, Barking, Barking...

How Can You Stop The Noise?

Heredity gave dogs voices but there are steps to control most of the sounds that come from man's best friend.  Dogs in Rock County that bark at the noise of the family's doorbell or a knock on the door need to be taught a greeting ritual.  It is their job to bark when an unknown person comes to your Rock County door but you should teach them that an "okay" from you means you have the situation under control and your dog guardian can stop barking.


Another concern we hear from pet owners is the barking at objects such as a shovel or wheelchairs. These are all things a pet can learn to live with quietly. Running the property lines and barking at your Rock County neighbors and their dogs is not acceptable bad dog behavior either.  This "distance" barking can be corrected through training sometimes needing a mild zap collar so you can correct your pet from inside the house.  It really doesn't take long for them to learn.

 

Most importantly, you must remember that a dog's hearing is over two hundred times better than your hearing.  He can hear your car coming from over a block away.  He will respond with his voice.  You just need to learn how to teach your dog when it's time to be quiet when they hear the correct signal.

 

If your dog's behavior problem is an issue you would like to correct, please give Frank Allison, dog behaviorist a call or click to set up an appointment.  Frank would be happy to schedule a private session in your Rock County home.

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