We all know the sound of a dog bark, and the longer we spend around our dogs the more we start to notice that they have different barks for different situations.
To put it simply, dogs bark because it is their natural way of communicating, or expressing the way they are feeling at that moment.
Let’s look further into the everyday situations as to why dogs bark.
Reasons why your dog may bark:
As you spend more time with your dog you should be able to read his body language and understand the different barks in order to be aware of what your dog is trying to communicate with you.
What the different barks mean?
Dogs have a variety of different barks for different situations; the barks will come in a range of frequencies and pitches.
Here are a few examples of different barks:
This is your dog wanting attention and feeling lonely or if you are out, wondering where you are.
This is normally when you enter the house and your dog is very excited to see you or when your dog is greeting a doggie pal or someone else.
This bark means your dog wants to play and is showing playful excited behavior.
It is completely normal for your dog to talk to you and other doggie pals by barking. However, if your dog constantly barks you will need to look into the problem further, as it could be a severe behavioral issue and you need to find out what is causing it. It could be anything from separation anxiety to an aggressively tempered dog, or even frustration from inhumane confinement.