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Products to help stop your dachshund barking

How to stop dog barking becoming a nuisance to you and your neighbors, of course you do not want to stop all the barking your dog does, as this is one of the ways your dog communicates, which he does to protect his territory, to dominate or to show his needs.

It is only when your dogs barking becomes excessive that you can say your dog has a barking problem.

How to stop dog barking

There are a number of training products

available to assist

Innotek Anti-Bark Spray Collar, Citronella

This collar delivers a harmless burst of citronella spray that distracts your dog and interrupts the barking. Citronella is a unique scent, non-offensive to people and most dogs don't normally encounter this odor. 

PetSafe Deluxe Outdoor Bark Control

This product stops most nuisance barking. The high pitched ultrasonic sound  is safe for dogs and not heard by humans. Very useful not only for stopping you own dogs nuisance barking but also can work on your neighbors dogs.

Possible reasons why your dog is barking excessively?

  • Is your dog anxious when left alone for periods of time? Teach your dog to be home alone, and not distressed, see puppy training.
  • Does your dog bark to get attention?
    Dogs that are bored or want to get attention will often bark as this action usually gets results. 
  • Does your dog bark excessively at sounds in your environment, other dogs, cars, and people? Perhaps he is barking in fear, with his ears back and his tail low, with the sounds of thunder or fire crackers.

Helpful tips as to how to stop dog barking

  • With some noises in the environment you can minimize the effect by having the TV or radio playing, or have your dog in an internal room or basement with no windows on fire cracker night.
  • When your dog starts barking allow him to bark two or three times and then command QUIET Now! and walk away or take him into another room and let him come out when he is quite.
  • If barking occurs in the evening, give your dog a vigorous exercise work out and reschedule his meal to a later time to encourage him to settle down and go to sleep.
  • Consider using a dog day care or a puppy walker, if you are away from home for long periods.

Give rewards when your dog is not barking and ignore him when he barks at nothing - remember he is the families watch dog, so some barking is ok.

Check your dog’s exercise schedule

  • Is it sufficient to keep him fit and healthy and interested?
  • Vary his walk route and allow play and exploration time.
  • Play - fetch, this exercises your dog and does not wear you out.

Once you establish why he barks it will assist you to work out how to stop dog barking becoming excessive and help to eliminate the problem. You may find it helpful to consult a professional dog trainer.

Three more items to help overcome

your dog barking problem

SportDOG Rechargeable NoBark Bark Control Collar

This collar is only activated by the barking sound and the vibration. Works well, most dogs respond quickly to the high pitch sound with automatic shutoff. Many owners find this collar is the answer.

Stop! Quiet! Off! Training Spray for Dog

This product gives the owner control over its use, only activating it when their dog does not obey verbal directions. Spray at the dogs chest, smells ok, it will not harm your dog, but dogs don't like it. Many dogs learn to stop bad behavior when shown the bottle. A product proven to work well with some dogs, give it a go.

How to stop dog barking - Books on the subject

How To Stop Dog Barking: The Ultimate Guide To Eliminating Your Dog's Barking Habits For Good! by Karl Kim

This little book is written in an easy to read format.The author suggests a number of ways to change  this behavior. Most readers think this book offers some helpful advice, so I think if you have this problem with your dachshund it's worth a look.

Kindle :  Expect to pay approx $7

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Barking: The Sound of a Language (Dogwise Training Manual) by Turid Rugaas

This writer shows great compassion and understanding of dogs perspective on life. The information is set out in an easy to read format. Most readers of this book feel they have a greater understanding of their dog and are better equipped to deal with nuisance barking.

Paperback :  Pay approx $11

Kindle : Expect to pay approx $10

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