How can I mute my dog? Simple and Effective Tips

Training can be a lengthy process, but in the end you will improve your relationship with your dog and be better able to make sure his needs are met.

There are a lot of stop-barking devices available on the market. The most commonly known are bark collars that deliver an electric shock, high-pitched squeal, or stinging spray of citronella mist whenever a pet dog barks. Other devices include ultrasonic emitters that are placed in a room and activated by barking and muzzles that keep the dog’s jaws held shut.

Dogs bark to communicate with each other and with their owners, but sometimes all that barking can get out of hand. Constant barking can fray a family’s nerves and create turmoil in a neighborhood.

The devices also can be inhumane. Any dog’s bark can set off a bark collar or ultrasonic device, meaning your dog may end up receiving punishment for another dog’s behavior. Also, a muzzle will keep a dog from being able to eat, drink, and cool off through panting.

Woof woof! Your dog may bark to alert you to danger or to just say hi. But constant barking can be a problem. Heres how to keep the peace.Medically Reviewed

Is the dog under general anesthesia? Is it dangerous?

Yes, but the anesthetic is delivered by intravenous route. Because of the surgery area, the anesthesia can’t be delivered through an endotracheal tube and the anesthesia risks are higher.

Besides the anesthetic risk and the known possibilities of scarring after the procedure; the devocalization implies other postoperative risks. Complications such as: bacterial infection, laryngeal spasm due to the inflammation and necrosis are a few of them.

Consult with your vet about the specific risks of putting your dog under general anesthesia and the discuss the postoperative complications.

How can I mute my dog?

What do I need to know before I try to stop my dog from barking?

  • The principle is to ignore barking and reward what you do want (quiet). A favored reward or clicker saved for quiet training can be most effective.
  • Do not reward any barking behavior by giving attention or by allowing the barking to be successful e.g., allowing indoors (see Reinforcement and Rewards and Learning, Training, and Modifying Behavior).
  • Do not punish barking as this can increase anxiety or may inadvertently serve as attention. Focus on teaching your dog that when it is quiet it will be rewarded.
  • To reduce departure anxiety, establish a predictable routine that provides sufficient enrichment but also provides times when your dog learns to spend time alone (see Enrichment, Predictability, and Scheduling).
  • Dogs that bark to get attention should receive no attention until they are quiet or calm (by waiting and ignoring, raining “quiet,” or by using a head halter).
  • Consider changing your dogs environment if this is the cause of barking. For example, dogs that bark in the yard or at people passing by should be left inside the house or in a place where they cannot see people through the fence.
  • How to Teach your Dog to Bark and STOP BARKING!