Reasons Why Do Dogs Bark at Night
With dogs, it’s that infuriating habit of barking at inappropriate times. When it’s at night, it can distress us, keep us out of sleep, and make enemies of our neighbors.
Let’s look at what may be causing the nocturnal nagging, the moonlit moaning, and the barking dog in the darkness.
Your Dog is Hearing Strange Noises
One of the first theories that will come to owners’ minds is that the dog is barking because it hears strange sounds emanating from outdoors. It’s not a bad theory.
There May Be an Environmental Problem
The barks of complaint may be because the floor is too cold. Perhaps the room is too hot, or maybe even too dark or too bright.
Doggo is Bored
Some breeds need constant stimulation and exercise. If your dog isn’t getting enough of these in the course of a day, it may act out even at night while you are trying to sleep.
Your Dog is Suffering from Separation Anxiety
Some dogs absolutely need to be in someone’s company to feel safe. When left alone, they can become lonely and anxious.
You’ve Accidentally Taught Your Dog to Bark
If when your dog first started barking, you fawned attention upon it every time, you may have reinforced the idea that when it barks, you’ll respond.
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