Hi I’m Ben. Welcome to PETstock.
I’m just trying this new dog translator. Yeah, really.
There’s an App for that. Hmm it says he wants three steaks and a burger,
I don’t think so! Sadly we’ll never really know what the
dog is trying to say but we can take an educated guess.
There are territorial barks. Hey! Look out! There’s a person! A truck! A falling leaf!
Thinking about blocking your dog’s view. A solid fence instead of pickets or an
opaque film on the windows to blur their view. Alarm/Fear barking. Strange noises
at night like possums rustling, car alarms or that neighbor watching that
Vin Diesel movie at three hundred decibels maybe consider moving your dog inside for the night. Loneliness and boredom. If you’re leaving a dog alone
all day, taking for a big walk in the morning. A tired dog is a quiet dog. Just
like us, dogs also need mental stimulation. Try rotating interactive
toys on a daily basis to keep them interested. Separation anxiety . Dogs are
pack animals and they need company. Don’t go buy another dog unless you really know that’s the solution or you could end up with two barkers! Perhaps there’s someone could, you now, walk your dog during the day. Believe it or not a great
cure for unhappiness is the good old school bone. Chewing releases positive
hormones. Or food puzzles that will take a couple of hours to figure out. Stimulating their minds is a great distraction. Then there’s attention-seeking barking. Never reward barking. If your dog barks
for food, for walks, or even pats, just ignore them. Don’t make eye contact. Go do something else and then come back on your terms
and when he or she is quiet. Never yell at your dog to stop. They’ll just think
you’re joining in. One loud noise equals another. It’s almost encouraging! We showed that postie!
There’s a great number of other products designed to curb barking. So come down to PETstock and talk to the staff. Together you’ll discover the source of the problem first. Cheers for now. See you around PETstock sometime.