Can You Use a Bark Collar on a Puppy? Better Ways to Stop Nuisance Barking in Young Dogs

As puppies, dogs learn that their barks send messages to you, other dogs and animals, and sometimes to inanimate objects. While the reasons behind a bark can vary, the most common include excitement, frustration, anxiety, and boredom. Listening to your pet vocalize its needs is one thing, but enduring incessant barking is another. You may be quick to get an anti-bark collar for your new puppy, hoping it'll help; however, addressing this problematic behavior in...Read more

Alternatives to Crate Training Your Puppy to Control Barking

You want to control your puppy's nonstop barking, but you decided against crate training. We get it. It’s a personal choice, a matter of preference for both you and your dog. Some puppies don't do well with crate training, while others take to it quickly. Read on for alternatives to crate training your puppy, especially if you're trying to curb unwanted barking. By the way, we have a related post that offers tips for puppy...Read more

How to Stop Puppy Barking at Night, Especially if You’re Crate Training Your New Dog

Puppies are so cute, but that night-time barking really taxes your limits. How do you stop puppy barking at night? Whether you're crate training your puppy or not, this is not the fun part of adopting a puppy. With a bit of patience and effort ... With a lot of patience and effort, you can quiet your puppy at night. The first step to restoring peace at night is determining why your dog is vocalizing...Read more