3. Desensitize the Stimulus
If you are unable to remove the reason that is causing your dog to bark, or maybe you don’t want to, then this tip is for you!
Let’s say your dog barks at your neighbor’s pup every time you take him on a walk. We want to help your dog become familiar with this stimulus so he no longer wants to bark. To do this, keep introducing your dog to the stimulus very slowly and from afar. Keep the other dog out of sight at the beginning of the walk and as you move closer feed your dog treats when he remains calm.
This is a slow process, but be patient and soon enough your dog will learn!