If you live near a highway, your dog may go mad barking all day, even when the road is a long distance away. It’s their way of letting you know there may be danger coming your way.
Dogs are territorial beasts and will do whatever it takes to protect the place they call home.
Most dogs bark when they need love. The easiest way to tell is if it’s looking you in the eyes when it’s barking—all it needs is some attention to feel wanted.
In a home without other dogs, you are the pack leader. When their leader ignores them, barking is the only way to get closer to him.
A canine that is injured or hurt will bark a lot. It’s the only way to let you know it’s in pain and needs help.