Is your Siberian Husky barking too much? Does your husky bark so much you just don’t know what to do? You may already know that there are many different options you can take to help reduce your husky’s barking.
Huskies are born to bark, making barking to them natural. It doesn’t matter the type of breed you are dealing with, they will always bark.
No matter how much you train your husky not to bark, they will always have an urge to express their emotions and needs. Besides, the only breed of dogs that do not bark at all is the Basenji.
An important concept to know is that dogs will always bark and that there are different types of barking that you can control. Thus, I will provide information regarding the reasons your husky barks and ways to better manage you the problem.
The Causes of Dog Barking
There are many reasons that your husky will bark. The following reasons listed are potential reasons that your husky may bark:
- Territorial Barking
- Alarm Barking
- Attention Seeking Barking
- Injury or Illness Related Barking
- Compulsive Barking
- Greeting Barking
By looking at the listed reasons your husky will bark, you can see that barking is a part of the husky’s nature. You will not be able to completely eliminate your husky’s barking. Your husky will want to at times to express different feelings, no matter how much effort and patience you put into stopping your husky from barking.
How to Stop a Barking Siberian Husky
When your husky is barking, the first step you must take is to see if the behavior is appropriate. Majority of the time the barking is excessive and it can be controlled; however, it is warranted it is your responsibility to fulfill your Siberian Husky’s needs. If you feel that your husky’s barking is excessive or should be controlled, you should ask yourself the three following questions:
- When does my husky bark?
- What is my husky barking at?
- Are there specific triggers to my husky barking?
One method that doesn’t work to stop your Siberian husky from barking is to yell at them if they are barking because it is protecting its territory or is alarmed. If you yell at your husky in specific instances, it may result in biting or in other forms aggression. You want to train your Siberian husky to behave not misbehave.
Also, when you yell at your husky they don’t understand what you are saying and though it may stop the barking, it doesn’t fix the reason why they were barking. To better control and even stop your Siberian Husky from barking, you must understand why they are barking.
It becomes your job as a leader to build or create an environment where your husky doesn’t feel the urge to defend itself. You must take control of the household and become the alpha leader. Your role is to show your husky that you are in charge of protecting that specific territory.
Specific things you can do around the house is to draw your blinds to hide the mailman, set up fences that prevent your Siberian husky from seeing outside the yard and be sure to prevent the husky from having open access to the windows. Stop Barking Dogs with Anxiety
How do you stop your Siberian Husky’s barking when they anxiety issues? It is important to understand that the barking may be a result of something much greater. The husky wants your attention and often will bark until they receive the attention. Majority of the time, your husky performed an action that you have rewarded them for in the past and wants that reward again.
When you return home to your barking husky, they usually get really excited. You usually immediately give them attention when you return home. In order to stop your husky from associating your return with attention, which may be as a result of their anxiety, ignore your husky for about 10-15 minutes when you get home.
Lastly, to control your husky’s barking you should teach them commands to be quiet and how to speak. Through creating these commands you are better able to control your Siberian Husky’s behavior. You will be able to control their barking when it is not necessary, but when it is needed your husky will not be afraid to alert you. If there is an intruder you want your husky to alert you. However, if it is a relative or family member then it shouldn’t be barking.
A barking Siberian Husky does not have to burdensome to the community. If you start early enough you can stop your Siberian Husky’s barking and avoid angry neighbors who complain that your beautiful and precious husky was barking all day.