Why do dogs bark?

One of the most frequent reasons dogs are taken to an animal shelter is because of their barking. Owners and/or neighbours cannot tolerate the noise of a barking dog.

When considering dog ownership, it is very important to check on the characteristics of the breed that you are considering, as some breeds are natural born barkers. If possible talk to people that have the same breed and get their input, also research the breed online. Even if you are considering a mixed-breed dog look into the breeds that comprise the makeup of the dog.

Excessive barking could mean the end to what would have been a beautiful relationship between you and your dog.