28 Jul '11, 1am

Know Why Your Dog Barks - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Know Why Your Dog Barks - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Where there are dogs, there's barking—a sound that can communicate a wide range of emotional states, from happiness to anger. When your dog barks joyously as you enter the house after being away all day, his bark makes you smile. But when a dog barks incessantly for no reason that you can see, it's easy to feel bewildered, annoyed, and frustrated. For every bark, there's a reason—and the more you understand about this natural behavior, the better you can control it. Here are a few general facts to help you understand why your dog might have a barking obsession. Born to bark Some dogs seem to bark around the clock. Many of today's more popular smaller breeds were originally used as watchdogs by farmers. Though their occupations have changed over time (from watchdog to family member), their instinctive dispositions in many cases have not. Therefore, many of these dogs are ge...

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