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How Can I Get My Dog To Quit Barking?


How Can I Get My Dog To Quit Barking?

David Baron Sacramento

Thousands of years ago, humans began the process of domesticating the dog and shaping what “being a dog” really means. Through careful selection and breeding, an astonishing variety of dog breeds have been created. Desirable traits have been selected for in various breeds that are of a benefit to humans. There are some traits, however, that quickly become undesirable when expressed too frequently. Barking is an example of a natural behavior that is encouraged in terms of guarding behavior, but becomes a problem when the behavior is produced in excess. A recent health insurance investigation revealed that the sound of a continually barking dog was cited as the most disruptive and stress inducing noise for humans.


Why Do Dogs Bark? 

Barking, as well as whining, howling and growling, are a dog’s natural means of communication. Barking is characterized by a series of short, sharp sounds, that tend to vary little in tone or pitch. A dog’s bark can signify territorial protection, exertion of dominance, or expression of some need. Typically, barking is “a means of communication triggered by a state of excitement.” Being a natural trait, barking is not considered a behavioral problem, until it is produced in excess.

Causes of Problem Barking

Problem barking has a variety of origins. Genetics does influence a dog’s tendency to bark. Certain breeds belonging to the terrier family are prone to more frequent barking than breeds such as Greyhounds or Basenjis. Generally, however, excess barking can exist in any breed of dog. The key to solving the problem of inappropriate barking is to determine what external stimulus is triggering the behavior. Improper confinement can be a major cause of problem barkers.

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Improper confinement can include leaving a dog alone in a locked room, or in a dog crate (a tool used for housebreaking and other behavioral modifications). Other improper confinements can include restricted tethering outdoors, or even an enclosed yard without proper shelter from the elements. Such confinement can cause frustration in a dog and cause it to bark excessively. Closely associated with improper confinement is lack of exercise as a cause of excess barking. When a dog is not provided with adequate exercise, pent-up energy is released through barking.

Environmental sounds can also trigger barking. These sounds include such things as the barking of other dogs, the sound of passing cars, strange voices, thunder, and mechanical noises such as the ringing of the phone. Noises can initiate barking at different times of the day. A dog may not bark at accustomed sounds during the day, but at night may be incited to a volley of barking, much to the chagrin of the neighbors, by the slightest of noises. Other causes of problem barking can include separation anxiety, or the temperament of the dog: an over-aggressive animal may bark at the smallest provocation. A strongly territorial dog may bark at any stranger, invited or uninvited, entering your property.

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Solutions to Excess Barking

Excess barking can be a serious behavioral problem and can mean the termination of the relationship with your dog or the dog itself if left untreated. The following text includes information on how to solve your dog’s problem barking as recommended by the veterinary profession.

The first step in solving problem barking is to determine if your dog is barking in response to inadequate shelter or improper confinement. If this is the case, the dog must be provided with a comfortable amount of space or supplied with a doghouse if outdoor shelter is inadequate. Increasing the amount of exercise given to your dog may also help. 

In the event your dog is barking in response to environmental noises, or the barking is simply due to its temperament, behavioral modification methods should be used. These methods can include reconditioning using a verbal reprimand such as “No!”, and leash correction. It should be noted however, that you should never yell at your dog, as loud noises may encourage your pet to bark more. 

Indirect intervention methods can also be applied. These techniques can range from spraying your dog with water while it is barking, to using noise producing devices such as “Dog Stop” or “Barker Breaker,” which emit loud or high frequency sounds that interrupt and deter barking. These devices can be controlled by the owner, or triggered by the dog’s barking. In the event your dog is resistant to these behavioral modifications, more drastic action can be taken in the form of bark activated shock collars. This device is particularly effective when barking occurs in the owner’s absence. Shock collars, however, are recommended only after other control measures have failed. A final resort, when all other behavioural modification methods have been tried, and particularly when the dog’s life is in question, is a vocal cordectomy (debarking). This surgical procedure involves removal of all or part of the vocal cords.

The key to solving the problem of excess barking in your dog begins with an understanding of what is causing this behavior. Once you have determined a cause, you have a greater chance of choosing the most effective solution (e.g., more exercise) or behavioral modification. Modifying such an instinctive and natural behavior as barking can be difficult, and may require considerable patience, time, and hard work. Solutions, however, are possible, and worth the effort.

References Cited

Houpt,Katherine. Domestic Animal Behaviour. Second Edition. Iowa State University Press. Ames, Iowa. 1992.

Landsberg, Gary. Products for Preventing or Controlling Undesirable behaviour. Veterinary Medicine. 89:970-983.

Neville, Peter. Do Dogs Need Shrinks? Sidgwick & Jackson, London. 1991

Siegal, Mordecai. When Good Dogs Do Bad Things. Little, Brown and Company, London. 1986.

California Dog Law Maintaining A Public Nuisance

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What is the California Dog Law Regarding Having An Aggressive Dog, Maintaining A Public Nuisance?

California Dog Bite Law.

One can be charged with a crime for allowing their dog to become a Public Nuisance under California Penal Codes sections 370 to 373a.

370. Anything which is injurious to health, or is indecent, or offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property by an entire community or neighborhood, or by any considerable number of persons, or unlawfully obstructs the free passage or use, in the customary manner, of any navigable lake, or river, bay, stream, canal, or basin, or any public park, square, street, or highway, is a public nuisance.

371. An act which affects an entire community or neighborhood, or any considerable number of persons, as specified in the last section, is not less a nuisance because the extent of the annoyance or damage inflicted upon individuals is unequal.

372. Every person who maintains or commits any public nuisance, the punishment for which is not otherwise prescribed, or who willfully omits to perform any legal duty relating to the removal of a public nuisance, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
373a. Every person who maintains, permits, or allows a public nuisance to exist upon his or her property or premises, and every person occupying or leasing the property or premises of another who maintains, permits or allows a public nuisance to exist thereon, after reasonable notice in writing from a health officer or district attorney or city attorney or prosecuting attorney to remove, discontinue or abate the same has been served upon such person, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished accordingly; and the existence of such nuisance for each and every day after the service of such notice shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense, and it is hereby made the duty of the district attorney, or the city attorney of any city the charter of which imposes the duty upon the city attorney to prosecute state misdemeanors, to prosecute all persons guilty of violating this section by continuous prosecutions until the nuisance is abated and removed.





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David Baron the behavioral dog trainer in Roseville, CA - November 18, 2013.


America’s #1 Dog Trainer


A MORAL IMPERATIVE. You don’t kill “your best friend” when the dog can be trained.

Doing the right thing is a reward in itself. Sometimes doing the right thing is a little scary at first, but people who do the right thing are usually always rewarded with a positive outcome.


KILLING YOUR DOG is a huge mistake you may regret the rest of your life if you have a conscience.


Call DAVID BARON when other dog trainers, canine behaviorists and veterinarians say your dog cannot be trained and you should kill it.D11

Killing anything is wrong and you may be asked to account for putting down a dog that loved you and counted on you, when you can keep your dog alive.

People who do the right thing will always be able to look their children in the eye.





Everyone has a camera on their cellphone. Either a dog trainer has 1000′s of photos and videos to substantiate the dog training actually works, or they do not.

There is no in-between. The dog training works or it doesn’t.


If 99% of dog training did work all the other dog trainers would have 100′s of dogs off-leash obedient they trained to show you too.

There are no other dog trainers we can find in North America with as much to show dog owners thinking of hiring a dog trainer.


We don’t have anything bad to say about anyone.

Ask other dog trainers why DAVID BARON is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos and videos of dogs BIG and small off-leash.

DAVID BARON is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos of dogs BIG and small off-leash.

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Why not hire an awesome dog trainer the first time?

No other dog trainers have are as successful with small dogs and toy breeds.

Again, we do not have anything bad to say about anyone.


We are just wondering why DAVID BARON is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos of 100′s of dogs big and small off-leash.

The point of these photos is to show you DAVID BARON can train dogs and is getting much better results than 99% of other dog trainers.

DAVID BARON can train your dog no matter how bad the do might seem to you.

No one has more experience with aggressive dogs and gets better results training aggressive dogs than DAVID BARON.

A lot of our clients live on ranches and their dogs getting along with farm animals is a concern.

DAVID BARON can definitely help you with that too and has a lot of direct experience because he lives on a ranch too in Roseville, California.

There is a reason other dog trainers do not have pictures of dogs with farm animals.

The dog training has to work is one reason.

The other reason is “Sit” in the kitchen with treats is a lot easier to accomplish than showing the public Chihuahuas and Siberian Huskies off-leash with horses.





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PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time. Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and

Board Training is a more appropriate option.


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California Dog Law Maintaining A Public Nuisance


America’s #1 Dog Trainer
(916) 773-4017


America’s #1 Dog Trainer
(916) 773-4017

DAVID BARON the DOG TRAINER lives in Roseville, California on a 13-acre ranch. He meets clients for private lessons and teaches dog owners how to be successful with their family pets.

California Dog Law Maintaining A Public Nuisance

Dog Training El Dorado Hills

Dog Training El Dorado Hills

El Dorado Hills Dog Trainers, El Dorado Hills Dog Training


Programs in El Dorado Hills for dog aggression, dog barking, puppy training, dog hyperactivity, basic & advanced OFF-LEASH obedience training.

Dog Training El Dorado Hills

Dog Training El Dorado Hills

Superdog Trainers is a professional El Dorado Hills Dog Training business. We work with all breeds and temperaments and have a proven history of successfully modifying behaviors such as biting, jumping, aggression, and separation anxiety.

Our training approach allows us to take a dog through the various Stages of Training and provide our clients with an efficient and effective approach to dog training. By taking your dog on off-site training trips we train your dog and modify problematic behaviors.

Our dog lesson program allows us to teach obedience commands which are used to navigate various life situations with your canine companion, successful Pet Dog Behavior Modification, instill basic manners/ etiquette so your dog acts appropriate, and help create a balanced companion through off-site training trips.

You and your dog will experience an El Dorado Hills Dog Training program that is easy for you and fun for your dog! We offer group dog training classes, private obedience lessons and boarding school for on and off leash obedience, house training, puppy training and problem solving such as aggression, fearfulness, reactivity, unpredictability, and not listening without a leash.

El Dorado Hills Dog Training offers different types of training; Family Pet, ADA Service Dog, Behavioral Training, Aggression Training. DOG BITE EXPERT AVAILABLE TO TESTIFY IN LEGAL CASES. We offer basic, intermediate and advanced off leash training. All programs teach you to get your dog to listen to you in your home and then progresses to out in public. Call El Dorado Hills Dog Training for best service and value.

Superdog is very different from other dog training companies. Our dog training is about building a better relationship between you and your dog. We do not use Food-Bribery or compulsion. Our method is based on a relationship, positive reinforcement and dog psychology. Our clients learn how to work with their dog using love, affection, respect and trust. We work with all breeds of dogs, all behavior types (aggressive or submissive) and with every family who wants a well-mannered companion.

Superdog gets the most success by teaching you how to have the right kind of relationship with your dog! When David Baron founded El Dorado Hills Dog Training in 1998, he started with the belief that anyone who is willing to invest in training deserves the best, most personalized training available. Over the past 15+ years, El Dorado Hills Dog Training has adapted and changed the way we train to keep our dog trainers up to date with the best training methods available. We are not interested in the latest fads, toys, or TV show Trainers. We look only for highly reliable, fast, training methods that people can learn. El Dorado Hills Dog Training is the ONLY El Dorado Hills company of Dog Trainers to offer, and require their trainers to understand, train and teach European methods of training. If you need to be enrolled in a School for Professional Dog Trainers or have a PhD in Psychology to make something work, it’s useless to you and never makes our program.

Since our company has grown, we also have the unique distinction of having trained most of the trainers offering off leash, or lifetime obedience programs in our area. We often get referrals from other professional trainers for difficult dogs, or unusual cases. David Baron is available to help you and your family when you need it. El Dorado Hills Dog Training is the only company that can say “David Baron is here for you.”


Superdog Dog Training is an El Dorado Hills Area business with offices throughout California. When major media outlets such as Fox News, Mashable, CNN, CBS News, ABC News, Al Jazeera, YouTube, Reuters, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, Discovery Channel or the National Geographic Channel need a dog training and behavior expert in El Dorado Hills, they call David Baron and his Superdog trainers. Animal and canine behavior experts from veterinary medical schools and at major universities like the University of Chicago, Duke, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, UC Davis, Tufts and Cornell recognize David Baron as a leading expert on dog training and canine behavior.

El Dorado Hills Dog Training Company believes every dog and owner deserves a mutually beneficial relationship. In order to achieve this, clear communication is established.