This is an excerpt from Linda’s book, Do No Harm™ Dog Training and Behavior Manual, available to download here.
Does your dog bark while running in circles, bay at the moon, bark at bugs, or scare your visitors out of their boots?
• To repel intruders (alarm barking)
• For attention
• During play
• As an outlet for energy
• In separation anxiety distress
• To demand something from you
Barking is as natural a vocalization for dogs as speaking is for humans. Basic barking is normal, but incessant barking may indicate an unhappy dog that has developed a behavior problem.… Read more