How dogs choose whom to bark at: people who annoy animals
Constant dog barking can be very annoying for owners and neighbors. However, according to experts, this is how a dog reacts to a certain stimulus. In the wild, dogs don't tend to make unnecessary noises, but pets bark quite often.
Instead of getting angry at the animal, you need to understand the reasons for this behavior. What can irritate dogs and how they choose whom to bark at - read the OBOZREVATEL article.
Adult socialized dogs will not bark for no reason. Barking is always an alarm. Perhaps something irritates or even scares the pet, and it thus warns the owners of danger.
It is interesting that a dog can get angry and bark at one stranger who comes into the house and react to another stranger completely calmly. There is an explanation for this. Dogs have a well-developed sense of smell, and all people have different physical characteristics. A strong odor, loud voice, or active gestures can not only irritate the dog but make it feel threatened by the "stranger," prompting it to warn the owners it wants to protect by barking.
Experts say that dogs are able to remember negative moments. They also have associative thinking. A person's height, clothing, or facial expression can remind a dog of some bad experience in the past. Perhaps the dog once encountered a similar person who hurt it.
It is believed that dogs can sense a person's character. They react to kind and affectionate people accordingly, without aggression. Dogs are highly sensitive. If the dog notices that the owner is wary of someone, it is highly likely that the animal will start to get nervous and bark.
A dog can start barking when it gets to an unknown place. New smells can irritate the animal, as it will feel anxious and uncertain. In this case, the owner should encourage the pet and calm it down.
The instinct to protect will remain with the dog forever, so don't be surprised when the animal starts barking when it notices a stranger on the street, for example, opening an umbrella, waving a stick, or actively gesturing. Dogs will always try to protect their owners.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about the breeds of dogs that will be the best security guards for home and family.