Barking is as normal of a behavior for dogs as breathing is for humans. What it is weird is the constant, repetitive barking that seems to have no reason whatsoever. In order to correct this you can either make a change in your pet’s environments or try to change its habits. Many dog owners love to cuddle and spoil their pets and don’t realize that while some of this is absolutely fine, lavishing constant attention does not teach the dogs what to do when they are alone, begin to feel neglected and then act out. So the next time Fluffy is barking his head off while you are busy doing something else in another room, before yelling at him to be quiet, stop and take a moment to think who more than likely contributed to this undesirable behavior.
Before leaving the house you need to make sure that your dog is prepared for your absence. You must leave him plenty of water and good, but don’t exaggerate with these so you can prevent his overeating; also, prepare him a special place of his own. It is very possible that the problem dog barker has never really learned how to be alone and be ok with it. You’ve taught him that everybody should please him all the time and when you “abandon” him, even for a short while, he might get depressed.
Be a good role model and realize that the actual words you use when talking with your dog mean absolutely squat to him! What does matter however is the way in which you say those words and how you say it via your body language. If you’re nice to him and cuddle him before leaving, he will feel encouraged to bark in your absence. Also overdoing the excitement in greeting your dog upon your return tells him that staying home all day alone really is a big deal!.
If you have tried everything you know to do and are still struggling with a dog that barks far more than the average dog, there are some things called bark collars that in my opinion should be one of the last things to try for some peace and quiet. You can choose from three different types of bark collars – the one that uses a strong citrus smell that your dog really dislikes and which is triggered at the sound of the dog’s high-pitched barking. These collars don’t inflict pain but are rather annoying for the pet. They produce a citrus smell that some people actually enjoy. dogs do not and quickly make the connection and bark less. You don’t need to send your dog away when there are so many options for you to train it into behaving better.