Lai for a dog is a natural manifestation of feelings. Therefore, it is not easy to disaccustom it, but it is necessary, at least for the duration of the animal's stay in the house.
Ways of weaning the dog from barking in the house
First of all, it must be clearly remembered that if the dog can not be barked in the house, then it can not be done. You can not praise a dog when she barked at the doorbell and scolded for reacting to a neighbor who passed by the door. The animal must clearly know that barking in the house is prohibited under any circumstances.
Also, it should be taken into account that a dog with which it is enough to walk and play sports or games is less active at home and behaves more calmly. The animal must be trained in the "Quiet" command.
You can use a water spray for training and as soon as the dog barked, give the command "Quiet" and if it did not stop - sprinkle it with water in the face. If the dog has performed the command - to praise and give a treat .
Another way to wean a dog from barking is to use muzzles . It blocks the muzzle and generally excludes the possibility of barking. Putting on the muzzle can be combined with training the dog to the command "Quiet". That is, as soon as the dog starts to bark, it is given a command, if it is not performed, then a muzzle is put on, and if it is performed, a treat is given.
Ways that are not recommended to use if you want to wean the dog to bark at home
Also there are special collars. This is not a completely humane method, which should be used only when it is necessary to wean an adult dog, for example, when she changes her residence from an enclosure to an apartment. In such a collar, when barking, the dog gnaws a little with an electric current, which gives the animal unpleasant sensations. Over time, she associates barking with these sensations and stops barking.
Other similar collars operate with a special spray, which during barking sprays an unpleasant for the dog fragrance, for example, citrus. However, this smell is absolutely safe for the health of the dog. The most inhumane way is to cut the vocal cords.
Still use an ultrasonic whistle, every time when barking a dog. He does not hear for a person, but publishes very unpleasant sounds for a dog.
If the dog does not bark with the owner, but staying at home alone, there may be several reasons for this. It can be stress from a change of scenery, a fear that it was abandoned or lack of attention. In such situations it is necessary to let the dog know that there is nothing to worry about. There is a good exercise in training a dog to remain alone. The owner dresses and shows with his whole appearance that he is leaving. After 5 minutes he returns and praises the dog for what she was waiting for.