How do I get my dog to stop barking at other dogs?

Is it normal for dogs to bark at other dogs?

Most often it is a strong reaction to some scary thing, like another dog, and the goal is to get that scary thing to go away or to not come any closer. Dogs that have not been properly socialized or have had bad experiences with other dogs are more likely to exhibit reactive-type behaviors, like excessive barking.

Why is my dog aggressive towards some dogs but not others?

Aggression between unfamiliar dogs can be due to fear, poor communication, defensive, possessive behavior over resources (including perhaps family members or other pets) or territorial behavior over territory or owner.

Why does my dog go crazy around other dogs?

1. Poor socialization and learned behavior. One of the most common causes of regular reactivity is poor socialization. Socialization is the process of introducing young puppies to other dogs and people so they know how to interact safely with others.

Why do dogs bark at each other from far away?

Great temperament otherwise, doesn’t depend on the size of dog. Many dogs have this problem – when they are far away, they get frustrated or overly excited about seeing another dog, which causes them to bark and lunge.

Why does my dog only hate one dog?

There are many reasons why your dog hates one particular dog, just a few or everyone he meets. They include lack of socialization as a puppy, protective of you, was attacked by another dog, age related health issues or he simply got a bad vibe.

How do I stop my dog from being dominant with other dogs?

Five Things to Keep in Mind When Dealing with an Alpha Dog

  1. You Need to Be Even More Calm-Assertive.
  2. Set Rules, Boundaries, and Limitations.
  3. Don’t Force Affection.
  4. Use Meal Time to Your Advantage.
  5. Give Your Dog a Job.

What do I do if my dog doesn’t like other dogs?

Your dog might dislike other dogs because of their smell, or they are intimidated by their size and posture. Past negative experiences with dogs can make your dog fearful or aggressive, and insufficient socializing and training can lead to defensiveness and territorial behaviors.

What are dogs saying when they bark at each other?

Dogs will also bark at other dogs outside their door to tell them that this is their territory. It’s their way of saying, “I live here and I’m protecting my home.”