Barking When You Are Not Home
- You need to make sure that you have done all the basic things:
- Make sure that your dog has food and water,
- Make sure he has a comfortable place to relax where he can't see people or other pets,
- If necessary, bring him indoors.
You Should Be a Good Role Model
Your dog only hears, "blah, blah, blah", when you talk to him. The important thing when communicating with your dog, is the way you say the words and the body language you display when saying the words. If you make a big deal of things by repeatedly reassuring your dog that everything is ok and you'll be back soon, then you really are making things worse. If you then excitedly greet your dog when you arrive home, it reinforces the idea in your dogs mind, that when he stays alone all day, it really is a big deal.