There is nothing more likely to upset the neighbours or stress you out than a dog which repeatedly barks in certain situations and it can become a huge and embarrassing problem.
We do not encourage barking or reward barking particularly, and if your dog or puppy doesn’t bark, enjoy the quiet! Some breeds are bred to bark and therefore are far more likely to posses this behaviour whereas other breeds may naturally be quiet. Dogs bark to communicate with us and with each other, where, when and the frequency and duration of barking will depend on a number of factors, such as breed, previous experience, age and environmental factors. Barking can generally be categorised into 3 types, watchdog, frustration or attention seeking- which one does your dog fall into?