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Customer question: Do dogs get tired of barking?

We regularly receive customer questions in our inbox. We found the following question to be a very interesting question and we investigated it with the help of an expert and we have an answer! Do dogs never get tired of barking? Read the answer in this blog post!

On June 14, 2020, Annemieke de Jong sent us a message. She just added a new puppy to the family of four and the puppy won't get used to the sounds around her and will sometimes bark for minutes for no apparent reason why. Annemieke and her family therefore wondered, "Do dogs never get tired of barking?" Together with dog psychologist Leonie Maes we took a closer look at this question. Annemieke - good news. We have an answer to this question for you!

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Do dogs get tired of barking?

It is still very difficult to understand how long it takes for a dog to get tired of barking. Experts cannot yet say that there is an accurate estimate, but they do have an assessment ready about barking behavior in dogs.

Dogs are the world's most popular pet, but many don't know how to handle them at first. Dogs can be very complex and the first years of life determine what the dog's characteristic behavior will be for the rest of its life. A good upbringing is therefore extremely important.

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The main reason why dogs bark

Just like humans, dogs can also have certain compulsive behaviors - but psychiatric problems can also cause dogs to bark. They can also, like humans, have feelings and express them through the mouth by barking. Dogs are much more social compared to other animals. They therefore have a desire to be close to people and other dogs.

It has been found that dogs often bark when they are alone. It rarely happens that dogs bark and continue to bark when the owner is home, or when the dog is in the company of another dog. They may bark due to their long loneliness or otherwise, may have psychiatric problems. In addition, dogs also bark at other smaller animals such as cats when they are in or around the house.

Guard dogs, on the other hand, may remain in a repetitive loop of barking when they are in danger or see or sense a suspicious person or activity nearby. This is to alert the owner to see this person or activity and take action. Guard dogs will continue to bark until the danger has passed.

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How long does it take for dogs to get tired of barking?

When it comes to the above circumstances, a dog can bark for up to 60 to 90 minutes before they get tired of it. The older or smaller the dog is, the shorter it can be. Smaller and older dogs generally bark for less time, but when they feel threatened by some circumstance, the barking can become unstoppable.

From the owner's perspective, it is necessary to understand the dog's behavioral attitude and train it in a way that the dog no longer feels compelled to bark all the time.

An average age and size dog can bark for up to 60 minutes. If they are in a threatened situation, or exhibit such behavior or have psychological problems, this could be up to 90 minutes. This can only be solved through personality and characteristic training.

Tiring barking can be a problem. However, with observation and proper diagnosis, the problem can be corrected. It is always good not to ignore the problem and deal with it correctly and quickly. This is for the comfort of you and your four-legged friend.

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