Common Dog Problems

Why Dogs Bark

Barking is an infuriating problem. Many dogs are surrendered over this issue. Barking can be so frustrating that many owners are willing to fit their dogs with painful devices such as electric shock collars. The reasons for barking can be difficult to diagnose and therefore remedy. The treatment for barking issues varies greatly depending on the cause of the behaviour. In this article we have outlined some of the more common reasons for barking.

Some of the common causes of barking in dogs are:

  • Separation Anxiety
  • Territorial Behaviour
  • Excitement
  • Play
  • Attention Seeking
  • Fear, Distress or Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Defensiveness
  • Frustration
  • Group Motivated


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