A dog’s howling can be caused by many things, but most often it is because they fear being threatened. Territorial issues, boredom, and loneliness can all be causes of a dog’s howling. No matter the reason, dog owners must gain control of their animals and use the bowl to warn them. These are some ways to stop dog howling.
It is important to understand that your dog’s howl may not be a way for him or her to express fear or discomfort. In fact, dogs can bark for many reasons. A dog may bark to alert you to danger, or to express boredom. You must first determine the reason your dog is barking so you can correct it.
Important tip: Do not reward dogs for howling. This does not teach your dog that you are a good person. This teaches dogs that they can bark if they want it. Dogs have to learn to accept that you may not be there all the time.
Dogs communicate via body language. So loud noises should not be ignored. Dogs that howl constantly are rewarded with attention will learn that they can be rewarded for their efforts. This could lead to hyperactivity and excessive behavior in the dog. You will find it more difficult to train your dog if this happens.
Dog training should be done when the dog is at its emotional and physical peak. Don’t force them to eat if they aren’t hungry. You can force them to do it when they are not hungry or tired. They will likely become angry and frustrated. Remember, howling is meant for communication. Dogs who are emotional and agitated even though they are tired can’t learn new behavior.
When you see your dog howling, try placing your hand on their chest. Next, rest your arm across their chest. This is intended to calm them down. You and your dog should be distracted by a howl. Their focus will be easier if their attention is split.
When you are giving commands to your dog, be firm and direct. Your dog should not be reprimanded or made to stop howling. This will only make them howl even louder, as they will believe you are not pleased with their actions. It is not a good idea to use profanities. You should not use profanities. Your dog will be more excited if you do. If they don’t know-how, they will likely howl louder.
You can try saying “Quiet” to your dog if he is howling. You can then repeat the command several times until your dog calms. This could take several days or even weeks. It depends on what level of barking your dog has experienced in the past. Keep patience and don’t give up.
It’s possible to hear your dog howling even after you have done all the above. If this happens, you’ll need to take additional action. You should not immediately stop your dog from howling, no matter what. This will only confuse them and make it less likely that they will listen to what you tell them.
Your dog will not listen to you no matter how many times they are told to calm down or stop their howling. If they are satisfied, they won’t be motivated to listen to your commands. This is normal. To get your dog to comply, continue to use the suggestions and training methods. You will eventually find a dog that is well-mannered and whoops only when needed.
This article was intended to offer helpful tips and information to help with excessive whining and howling. I can assure you that there is hope. From my many years of experience with dogs, I can confidently say that they are very trainable. If you give them enough time and effort, they will learn what you want. Just keep trying. Good luck!