Barking dogs are the BIGGEST form of noise
complaints in any neighbourhood.
It may not be your dog; it could be the dogs in your
neighbourhood – Here are a few suggestions on how to
reduce barking dog noise to an acceptable level.
5 Easy steps to Cure Nuisance Barking in dogs.
- Look at the reason the dog is barking and take note
of the time of day. This will give a good indication as
to the cause. You may be able to remove the cause or
leave the dog in an area away from the cause.
- Entertain and Distract – A dog at home alone will need to be kept mentally active.
• Why not scatter your dog’s biscuits across the lawn. It’s going to take a bit of time
to find breakfast, and he will most likely keep looking and not start barking.
• Rotate a group of toys to keep them interesting and unique.
• Create a sandpit or shell and bury some toys for your dog to find.
- Try blocking off the dogs view of the street or put up a barrier to move the dog
away from busy streets or footpaths.
- Engage the services of a home dog walker for a ‘lunch time play time’ a friendly neighbour may be willing to pop over to have a pat. Introduce your dog to the neighbours so your dog is familiar with them and the strange noises they make.
- Barking dog products. Speak to a specialist about products for retraining barking habits.
• Citronella, Sonic, static and vibration collars all differ in the way they work. Each dog is different and so is the reason for the barking so getting the right advice is essential.
• That Barking Dog next door… There are products available to help control barking dogs next door or around the neighbourhood. The Out Door Sonic Bark House uses an uncomfortable high pitched noise to distract the dog from barking.
Call us now for more information, tell us a bit about your dog and the barking issue and we will see what we can suggest to help.