Support To Stop Your Dog Barking

Get help with barking from a qualified dog behaviour specialist near Guildford today!

How A Dog Behaviour Specialist Can Help With Dog Barking


Get support from a qualified Dog Behaviour Specialist near Guildford today. Owners often feel anxiety over their barking dog and desire resolution. When our dog barks it may feel stressed, afraid, panicked, or frustrated. Often other unwanted behaviour exhibited in this context may be of concern too.

An owner may explain that their dog barks a lot. Barking is a natural innate behaviour, it is part of communication. Dogs actually communicate more with body language than vocalisations. When your dog is barking it is important to first seek medical evaluation from a vet. They can then diagnose or eliminate for example: Underlying pain, cognitive dysfunction or any other medical cause. Then by working with a qualified clinical animal behaviourist you can start to address the issues by applying non-forceful behaviour modification methods.

A dog’s bark with vary in tone, pitch and type relative to the situation. Dr Yin (2009) researched bark types in various contexts. She states that ‘isolated and play barking is tonal, high frequency and modulated. Disturbance barks are harsh, low frequency and unmodulated’ Yin S (2009).

Dogs bark for many reasons and in different contexts. It is important to investigate this to understand the dogs motivations. The dog may be attention seeking, reacting territorially, in a state of conflict, separated from the owner, hunting, herding, bored, playing, excited, afraid, in pain, or barking may be part of cognitive dysfunction. Your dog may bark in several contexts. Some dogs may be in situations frequently in which they react by barking, owners often find it is getting worse. 

The behaviourist can help evaluate cause, and identify the various factors that influence your dog to bark. All factors and the dog as an individual are assessed without judgement to help owners to make changes with their dogs behaviour. A behaviour modification plan can be tailored to your dog and circumstances to address the unwanted behaviour.  

Get help with dog barking from a qualified dog behaviour specialist available near Guildford today. For more information on our packages visit our behaviour consultation page today. Or alternatively you can call us for support, together we can make a difference.

Yin S (2009) Sophias Research (on Barking). Available from Accessed 25/10/21