Does Your Dog Window Bark?

Does Your Dog Window Bark?

We have been working with quite a few dogs that have some pretty serious window barking tendencies.  To some extent window barking is your dog’s natural role as a watchdog, but it’s not something that you want to encourage or allow to happen.  Many behavior issues result from this type of activity and it’s very difficult to fix when it has been practiced for an extended period of time.  Here are some common undesirable traits that can stem from window barking:

  • Creates frustration which can easily be redirected onto other dogs and people
  • Can create unwanted associations in social situations in and away from the home
  • Can lead to territorial issues and other behavior problems

Just as with a lot of our dog’s behaviors, these dogs need to be interrupted and redirected in order to reduce the amounts of window barking incidents or prevent it from happening all together.  Here are some simple things that you can do to make sure window barking is not a problem for your dog:

  • Don’t allow your dog to window bark when you are home, simply use a reliable recall to interrupt and redirect your dog
  • Use reliable obedience to help change the dog’s state of mind
  • Don’t allow your dog to window bark when you are not at home, kenneling your dog is always an option

Remember, it’s up to us to help shape our dogs and puppies, this is just another example of us molding our dogs into social and well adjusted animals.

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