Tips To Stop Your Dog From Barking At The Door

Does your dog launch into persistent and loud barking when someone is at the door? Does he jump at people, even those that are unfamiliar to him? Although jumping up on people can first be amusing and adorable, the behavior can soon become a problem especially when you are on your way to the office or a function or when he does it on house guests. More so, if the dog tries to lick the face of the person.

When a person is outside the door of your home, command your dog to stop barking and bring him to a spot where he can stay but still see the door. Command him to stay and give him a treat if he listens to you. Whenever someone is at the door, family or house guests alike, always order your pet to go to the spot. You may have to give positive reinforcement several times. You can also give him something to chew on to keep him busy while waiting to be greeted by the new arrival. 

Any changes in your pet’s behavior or routine should prompt a consultation with your Coon Rapids, MN veterinarian.  


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