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Try to stop or her from barking whatever they're barking at. For example, barking at TV, turn it off. Barking at people or animals outside window, close the curtains.

If that's not it, try to teach your dog the "Quiet" Command. First give your dog the command to speak, if he/she barks give them a treat. Then say quiet, if he/she doesn't, then scold them and try again, once they are quiet, give them another treat. :)

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Sometimes you just have to ignore them though. They DO need to bark a little at times.
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Any dog can become a barking nuisance, but there are breeds of dogs that just simply bark a lot, terriers, usually most small breeds, choose a dog that doesnt bark much as a habit for the breed. I hate barking dogs lol but we need them to bark when they are suppose to bark lol I got what I call the best dog i have ever had, shes a chinese crested powder puff, shes got hair, not fur. She doesnt smell like a dog and doesnt bark unless it necessary. And has quite the little temper when shes protecting her family. And not a large dog, she weighs about 11lbs a taller dog. Great fun to watch they are clowns and are present in circus , but they do have a small draw back, they do need hair cuts about 2 times a yr,need baths, to make sure they are clean kinda like how long would u go without a bath lol skin probs if they are hairless but no hair to cut. And they need more skin care and loose their teeth usually about 2yr old so can food is a must, but their personality is what sold me and I will get another one when this one goes. Hope this helped you!
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and forgot to mention they do not shed or have dander so is good for allergy problems too
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you dont barking is an instinct

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bark collar

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the have apps that has this sound to ake the dog stop barking it also helps with training.and if that doesnt work then something is wrong

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My dog has the same problem. You can put a bark collar on him/her which is a collar that shocks them when they bark. There are special products designed to help this if you don't like shocking your dog. Like little things that hug them to make them feel safer. But, as Gracie7777777 said, barking is an instinct.

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It's kinda like shocking you for talking just a little cruel....
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I know. I once tried it out on myself (don't try this at home) and I barked and it shocked me. I never used it again
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XD sounds like something I would do.
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Lol. It hurt
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I know it's and instinct but if it always gets shocked it won't ever bark again that means I won't know if there is a robber
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i have used the sound correction collars and they are very good at stopping the barking that is not for any reason just to bark and will let them bark when needed it differs between the two barking pattern but believe me when the batteries go or the collar is off they will do the same thing again lol some it helps without but not all they run about 40.00
and the neighbors are happy too lol
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you dont hear it but they do
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At least a few very long daily walks ..........................everyday.

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I put my finger on my lips and duck and the dogs be quiet . I don't know if my dogs are just weird and do that but it might work

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That's like asking a fish to stop swimming

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Well you could always muzzle them but most people dont like that idea. So really you either have to get ride of the problem or try to teach your dog to be quiet. But dogs are always gonna bark no matter what.

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Feed the dog. Or if you offer a treat after they're quiet, may help. Then again could be someone skulking about outside your home.

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just sit down and and start doing like shooda.

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Give the dog a bone or a chew toy, take him for a walk....strange enough maybe u could be the reason the dog is barking so much, maybe its ur approach, take him to obedient school, get to know more about ur dog, a dog need love and attention.

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rub her belly

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I use the squirt gun method for any negative behaviors and it has never failed YET. Both my babies respond immediately to a squirt gun, even before I pull the trigger (which I rarely have to resort to). I use WATER ONLY (some have said to use Listerine but I would never do that. Usually all I have to do is get their attention by calling their names or saying, "Hey You guys". or whatever. Then I show them the squirt gun and they stop whatever they are doing. Often they play too rough and the words,"I will squirt you" stop them in the midst of their play. My female only barks when she wants attention and showing her the squirt tool she tuns and goes into the other room. She looks so sad that I usually go and nurture her, Yes they are spoiled but they are very well behaved, By the way, they are both Pit Bulls.

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lol they are the best dogs too just very lovable, very intelligent, I still miss mine very much, People please do not leave your pit bulls outside in the winter! they do not put on a winter coat because they are a warm climate dog, I had someone take care of mine for a short time and he left her outside and it got cold, she had a tunnel of hay and dog house, and still froze to death. And any dog can be a biter, I have a small dog i wouldnt trust as far as i did her. I call her my little pit bull LOL shes always beating up on my other dog and can pinch really good lol
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keep dog happy

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I agree with grace 777777...don't try to control a natural instinct...he's probably trying to protect you from what he perceives as a threat...would you want someone to tell you not to yell or cry?

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When My dog was 8 weeks old I put her in a kennel and placed the 2 phone with her and I had an other phone with me and went for a walk to train her from barking and each time she would bark i would come in and sh------ her .and said no ! Now after 4 years the only time she barks is when some one knocks and that is the time she should Bark !

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dude... its an instinct... you can't stop instincts. for instance.. telling a draco to stop gliding around the trees. then its not a special kind of lizard, its the only lizard that can glide.

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surgery, vocal cord removal.

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your dogs not barking for nothing. my dogs bark if they have to go to the bathroom, need food or water, want attention, etc. or there is something bothering them.

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Put A Muzzle Around It, Give It Some Peanut Butter, Or Sell It To A Hobo. You're Welcome (:

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Well, dogs generally bark when they are hungry, see when they see a stranger, or when they are happy. So when does your dog bark? Its a very common thing which they do.

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I've used the Super soaker squirt gun. Works great.

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thats why they invented duck tape

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We used to have a dog that barked all the time. Put a bunch of pennies or coins into a pop can and use duct tape to seal it. Whenever your dog barks shake it. It worked great for us and if he ever did start barking, all we would have to do if pick it up and he would shut up. It worked amazing :D

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dogs get out of hand so the best thing to do is to say no in a very demanding voice and catch them in the act and slap them on the butt when dont listen not too hard just enough where they know their being corected or spray with water gun its not hard

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This is a more humane approach. Try spraying them with water using a plastic bottle sprayer (one that is used from a beauty parlor). But only when necessary. Spray directly to their mouth and not on their nose and eyes. Avoid a direct-spray to their eyes. Dogs are instinctively intelligent creatures, they'll immediately stop and they'll know that their master is annoyed of their barking. Give them a subtle one-liner command like, "no" or "don't". Hope this helps.

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