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Ask Alecia: How Can I Stop My Dog From Barking at Visitors?

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Dear Alecia, I have a 3-year-old Cocker Spaniel. When the door bell is rung, she charges to the door and starts barking relentlessly to the point we have to shut her in another room to open the door. This does not stop the barking but just prevents her from seeing the people at the door. […]

Ask Alecia: Barking Problems

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Today we’re bringing you the fifth and final part in the Hot Spot Tele-Training Series by Alecia Evans of Walk In Sync. Filled with tips from this holistic dog trainer, the series has included housetraining, loose leash walking, teaching your dog to come when called and separation anxiety. In this week’s call, we discuss a […]

Ask Alecia: My Basset Hound Barks SO Loudly!

Hi, I adopted a basset hound–he is a 3-year-old male–and brought him into a home with a 5-year-old male Cocker Spaniel, and 10-Year-old male indoor-only cat. He is a good, albeit goofy dog—and usually gets along with the others. (All have been neutered.) Anyway, he barks sooooo loudly–at ANYTHING: a leaf blowing in the yard, […]

Ask Alecia: My Dog Barks at My Boyfriend!

My dog Kodi has been my only companion until now. My new boyfriend and I hope to move in together soon. Kodi likes him a lot, separately. But she barks nonstop whenever he hugs me or gets close. How can I train her to accept him? Kodi also barks (out of her mind-unstoppable) at motorcycles, […]

Ask Alecia: I’m Overwhelmed By My Dog’s Barking

How can I get my 7-month-old, Alpha-acting mini Labradoodle to stop barking when he plays, there is a knock at the door etc.? I am trying to train him but feel overwhelmed at the task with all the other dogs. I just combined families and now have 5 dogs ranging from two at 11 hours […]

Ask Alecia: My Dog Won’t Stop Barking!

Dear Alecia, I adopted a basset hound–he is a 3-year-old male. I brought him into a home with a 5-year-old male Cocker Spaniel, and 10-Year-old male indoor only cat. He is a good, albeit goofy dog—and usually gets along with the others. (All have been neutered.) Anyway, he barks sooooo loudly–at ANYTHING… a leaf blowing […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Dog Barks at the Door!

Dear Dr. Diane, I have a 4-year-old, long-haired Chihuahua named Zen who has the lovely annoying habit of barking at the door every time I decide to sit down and have a meal at my couch. If I take the time to stand up and simply give him a hand signal to walk away from […]

Ask the Trainer: My Chi Barks at Everyone!

It’s time for another great Ask the Trainer column from Colleen Safford from New York Walk & Train, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine! This week Colleen tackles a common problem that plagues many pet parents: dogs that bark at everyone during the walk! My Chihuahua has always barked at everyone when we […]

Barking at a Specific Stimulus

Does your dog bark like crazy as if on cue in certain situations…like when the doorbell rings? According to Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan, this type of barking is the #2 most common problem most people experience with their dogs. (See Millan’s choice for the #5, #4 and #3 most common problems as identified in his […]

Dealing with Your Dog Barking While You’re Away

Do you have a problem with your dog barking when you’re away? If so, you’re not alone. According to Cesar Millan’s new Common Canine Misbehaviors DVD, barking while the owner is away is the #3 most common dog misbehavior problem. (The #5 most common problem is aggression with other dogs, followed by #4: overexcited or […]

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