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Why do dogs bark? It’s complicated and simple all at once.

Why do dogs bark? It’s complicated and simple all at once.

By PetSafe Guest

What do you say when you’re feeling afraid? Threatened? Lonely? Hungry? Playful?Humans have a range of options to verbalize their feelings. Aside from a whimper or a whine, dogs have just one means of audible communication: barking. As any dog lover knows, they can adjust the tone, tempo and volume...

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10 Translated Barks: Know What Your Dog Is Saying, And How to Stop It

By PetSafe Guest

Wild adult canines don’t bark, unlike their domesticated kin. The lack of a natural counterpart to barking in domestic dogs means early humans selectively bred dogs for traits that ultimately included barking as a way to communicate with our modern best friends. Anyone who lives near or with a...

Spring is here. Get out and train!

Spring is here. Get out and train!

By Jon Hersey

It’s PetSafe’s Spring Training month. Could there be a better time to get outdoors and train your dog? It doesn’t take much time to have a star: just a consistent 15 minutes a day.

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Barkaholics: Why Dogs Bark at House Guests

By Amy Shojai

'Tis the season for visitors and guests. And your dog is ready and willing to add barking to the celebration. While that may prove aggravating to you or even scary to your visitors, it's important to realize barking is a normal part of canine communication. To figure out how to muffle the noise, first we must understand why dogs bark.

Wag More, Bark Less: Natural Ways to Stop Barking

By Meredith Stepita

Dog barking can be a big headache and major nuisance. In some areas you can even be fined for your dog barking excessively and disrupting your neighbors. To successfully keep your pooch calm and collected, you first need to understand why he's barking. Try these training methods to help your dog learn he doesn't need to bark so often.

How Much Is Too Much Barking?

By Audrey Pavia

You come home from work and find a note on your door from your next-door neighbor about your dog's barking. How do you know if your neighbor is just being too sensitive? Isn't barking normal for a dog?

Why Do Dogs Bark at Night?

By Audrey Pavia

Walk through any neighborhood at night and you'll hear it: the sound of barking dogs. Why does your dog bark when the sun goes down, even to the point of keeping you and your neighbors awake?