My dog keeps barking. What should I do to make him stop?

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My dog keeps barking. What should I do to make him stop?

We all know that barking is a behavior for a dog. However, excessive barking can be quite annoying for you and your neighbors. The first step to take is to try and understand why your dog is barking, what the barking triggers are, and then try and eliminate those triggers.
Some conditions that can be causing your dog to bark excessively include;

• pain
• Canine cognitive function(senility)
• Partial or focal seizures
• Failing eyesight and hearing
• Hormonal disorder
• Dental problems
• Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder(OCD)
• Anxiety
• Fear
• Aggression
• Phobias

You should also know that some breeds are predisposed to barking behavior. Jack Russell Terriers, for example, are highly alert and intelligent dogs that often respond to environmental stimuli by barking.
Other breeds like Kelpies, Border Collies and Australian Cattle Dogs may bark if they don’t receive enough stimulation and become bored.


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