I can understand why some people think that their basenji dog should never bark. It is as unrealistic and unfair to expect a child not talk, but it’s true many barking problems are caused by behavioral issues in the household or bad habits formed outside of home–and once you know what causes your pup’s excessive noise (or lack thereof), then treatment becomes much more manageable!
Dogs use barking as a form of communication with others. But when your pup barks too much or at the wrong times, it can lead to one of the most common problems for owners – dislike from other people and dogs alike!
Why does my basenji bark?
To reduce the barking, you need to first understand what is causing your dog’s behavior. From there it will be easier for him or her to learn new behaviors and commands in order stop these unwanted habits.
A lot of dogs are more vocal than others depending on their breed so if buying a pup with less vocals at an early age would suit both parties better then go ahead!
Five top tips to stop your dog barking
The key to reducing and even preventing barking is not only understanding why your dog barks but also taking steps in teaching them that they can get what they want by behaving more kindly.
You may be able teach their living space as well so it no longer feels like the need for such behaviour arises anymore!
1. Don’t tell your basenji off
You may think that your dog is a nuisance, but never tell them off. Telling the pup something they don’t want to hear could make things worse; encouraging more barking in response or confusion from you and others around them
2. Avoid things your basenji finds scary
If your pup is barking because they are scared, try to avoid the scary thing as much as possible. For example, if their bark threatens passers-by through an open window and this makes them anxious or fearful – cover up!
The best way for a dog who suffers from separation anxiety disorder (SAD) may be with behavioral support like clicker training which can help teach dogs tricks so that when left alone at home it’s not such work anymore; but there’s always going out into public instead of staying indoors all day long just waiting around hoping someone will come by.
3. Teach your dog to use calmer ways to tell you what they want
Do not punish your dog for telling you what they want! Being a good listener is important in training.
You can help by understanding how and where certain words come out of their mouth, which will make it easier to get them the desired response when asked or prompted with these cues from time-to-time during training sessions.”
4. Your dog needs to stay active
If you spend enough time with your dog, they will not bark. Give them activities so that they don’t get bored. You can both have fun!
5. Don’t give your dog a treat when it barks
It’s not always easy to keep your dog from barking, but it is possible with some preparation. If they bark at mealtimes or when you’re trying to relax in the afternoon and prepare food for dinner time; ignore them! Instead of feeding immediately after a meal (which can cause stress), distract dogs by giving away one of their favorite toys first – this makes going through these less stressful moments much more fun as well.