How to keep dogs from barking when left alone?

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Examples include a safe chew toy, or an interactive game where your dog works to get a treat out of a puzzle. Provide training while you're home. Leave the dog for a few seconds, come back into the house, and reward him for quiet, calm behavior. Add a few seconds at a time.
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Top Tips To Stop Your Dog Barking.

Don't shout at your dog to stop barking (or anything they are doing).

Loud noises will only encourage them to bark more.

Speak calmly and firmly and used reward-based training to help switch around their behaviour.

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Dogs left alone for long periods, whether in the house or in the yard, can become bored or sad and often will bark because they are unhappy.

Attention Seeking: Dogs often bark when they want something, such as going outside, playing, or getting a treat.

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Barking Set-Ups

  1. Keep the dog in the quietest part of the house. A dog with behavior problems has not earned “the run of the house”.
  2. Keep curtains and/or shades drawn…
  3. Leave a radio or TV on as white noise…
  4. As you leave, give the dog an “only-when-I'm-gone” chew toy with your scent imparted on it.
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Barking Set-Ups

  1. Keep the dog in the quietest part of the house. A dog with behavior problems has not earned “the run of the house”.
  2. Keep curtains and/or shades drawn…
  3. Leave a radio or TV on as white noise…
  4. As you leave, give the dog an “only-when-I'm-gone” chew toy with your scent imparted on it.
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Dogs left alone for long periods, whether in the house or in the yard, can become bored or sad and often will bark because they are unhappy.

Attention Seeking: Dogs often bark when they want something, such as going outside, playing, or getting a treat.

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Help your dog stop crying when left alone

  1. Set a reliable daily ROUTINE.
  2. Give regular DAILY exercise.
  3. Leave the TV or radio on when you leave.
  4. Give him a "food puzzle" toy.
  5. Desensitize him to your leaving.
  6. Don't make a big deal about leaving.
  7. Don't make a big deal when you come home.
  8. Crate train.
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How to Prevent Your Dog From Barking When Home Alone

  1. Exercise. Make sure your dogs have an adequate amount of exercise before you leave in the morning.
  2. Toys, canine puzzles. There are a number of products that give the dog something to do.
  3. Familiar sounds.
  4. Citronella collars.
  5. Anti-barking devices (non-collar).
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