What causes dogs to bark at strangers?

What causes dogs to bark at strangers?

Often, dogs who bark at strangers are demonstrating territorial barking. This type of barking occurs because your dog is fearful and sees strangers as a potential threat. Some dogs also bark at strangers to alert their owners to a potential threat. Alarm barking is triggered by sights and sounds

How do I get my dog to stop barking at strangers?

Whenever your dog starts barking at a stranger, go closer to them, gently grab their muscle, and command them to be Quiet. This method is effective but you need to be careful not to shout as it may lead to negative reinforcement. Once they remain quiet, take your hands off their muzzle and reward them with a treat.

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