Anything for a Quiet Life: Problem solving the noisy canine neighbourhood
SummaryUnderstanding the reason for barking leads to solutions
"Shut Up!" Does it work? In most cases, no! There are more effective solutions, best determined after understanding the reason that the dog is barking.
Anti-barking collars may silence some dogs (not all) but do not remove the cause of the excessive barking. Chances are the barking behaviour will be replaced by some other annoying canine trait.
Providing stimulation where the dog is bored, calming techniques where the dog is agitated or stressed and blocking views and/or noises can be effective in problem solving the noisy canine neighbourhood. Understanding dog (and human) behaviour is the key to creating a peaceful community.