Why Do Dogs Bark?

1. Your dog is happy to see you

2. Your dog is being protective

3. Your dog wants to play

4. Your dog is bored or lonely

5. Your dog has separation anxiety

How to stop a dog from barking

Controlling a dog’s barking starts with a certain amount of acceptance. Dogs bark—period. The key is to address the reason for the barking and try to resolve it or redirect your pet’s energy elsewhere.