Any owner will want to wean a dog from barking. This refers to constant barking, and not out of urgent need, when the dog wants to inform the owners about uninvited guests with its bark. When the barking of the dog continues constantly, it greatly annoys not only you, but also your neighbors. And this circumstance can greatly spoil the relationship with them.
How to avoid these troubles? There are several ways to re-educate a dog. Try to train your dog to the "Quiet" command. This method teaches your pet to shut up as soon as your command arrives. To do this, prepare a container with a spray bottle filled with water. When the dog barks, you need to splash water in its face and at the same time say the command “Quiet”. If the dog did everything correctly, fell silent for a while, it must be praised and given its favorite treat as a reward. After some time, you will be able to stop annoying barking with just one “Quiet” command.
Teaching your dog the “quiet” command is the most humane way to protect yourself from unnecessary barking and teach your dog to behave well, first of all, for his own good. There is no need to use force, and the result is obvious.
For dogs that are difficult to stop, so to speak, difficult to educate, there are electric shock collars (special for these cases). Such collars effectively wean them from barking, while giving them discomfort. A small battery is built into the collar, and when the dog starts barking, it creates a small electric current. But you don't have to worry about your dog's health. For the safety of life and health of the dog, a safety mechanism is built into the collar, which protects your dog from being hit by a large discharge. This collar will not harm her.
The simplest and most common way to stop a barking dog is considered to be a simple muzzle. Muzzle gives the dog a normal drink, but at the same time does not allow him to bark. The safety of the muzzle has been proven by time. This method is a guarantee of peace of mind for its owners and those around them.
author - Konstantin Markin
(animal psychologist, animal trainer)