How to Stop Excessive and Nuisance Barking in Dogs

 Determine what triggers the barking - doorbell, fence line, boredom, separation anxiety.

Barking Triggers

Ensure your dog gets adequate physical and mental exercise to prevent boredom barking.


Never reward barking with attention. Withhold rewards until quiet. 

No Reward

Interrupt and redirect barking with clear commands and treats for obeying. 


Try citronella spray collars, high-frequency devices, or collars that vibrate at the first bark.

Anti-bark Tools

Teach the quiet command. Always reward silence and good behavior.

Obedience Training

Rule out pain, cognitive decline, or anxiety as a cause. Consult your vet.

Medical Issues

Premack Principle for Effective Dog Training