Have a boxer and he barks all the time how do I get him to…

Have a boxer and he barks all the time how do I get him to stop barking at nothing

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

I agree with Laura,

A barking dog is bored, frustrated, or has high anxiety.  Both conditions are improved when the dog has a job & exercise.  It is best if you work with a trainer that can come to your home.  Here is a good video that introduces you to the concepts of how to train away this behavior:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFZ003dY8cU  Zak George has lots of great videos on YouTube that may help you.

It is going to be a long process, but fight the good fight!

5 years ago

he’s probably bored!  try training, activity toys, and the like.  a tired dog is a good dog. 😉 we have a young Doberman Pinscher, and when she gets bored she does the same thing.  we keep her busy with games in the house.  our favorite is “find it” – assuming your dog knows the names of his toys, hide a specific toy and tell him to go find it.  start easy at first, and reward with a treat.  increase difficulty. another option, and one that is gaining in popularity, is nosework.  start researching how to train your dog to this… Read more »

5 years ago

i don’t know that an in-home trainer is necessary. it certainly can’t HURT, but it may be a bit more money than Kimberly is willing to spend, you know?

Micha Michlewicz
5 years ago

If you’re unable to go with a professional coercion free trainer, there are a few things you can do. Determining the cause of the excessive barking is helpful in choosing an appropriate solution. 1. You can teach an incompatible behavior and reward that instead. 2. You can remove the payoff for barking (dog barks at window, take dog away from window. dog barks to get pet, don’t pet until he’s quiet). 3. You can manage the behavior by taking away the reasons for barking (dogs barks at window, put up window film http://eileenanddogs.com/2013/10/10/reactive-dogs-window-film/) 4. You can teach a quiet cue… Read more »

caroline challita
5 years ago

My dog is like that too (although he has alllll the space in the world indoors and outdoors) first, make sure he isnt barking from pain or because he is hungry or even sad. Sad usually means he wants more attention from you. Once all the negative barking reasons are eliminated then that means he’s just got a lot of energy (cute!) You’ll need to make his walks longer and more frequent and as said in all the answers, get your dog tired in a healthy way 🙂 I don’t know how expensive dog walkers are where you are at… Read more »