What could make your dog scared or stressed?
● Lack of exercise
Barking is common in shelters and boarding kennels for exactly these reasons. Dogs are pack animals that, by nature, will try to seek comfort or a playmate if they are lonely or bored. If they’re unable to do so, it could cause stress that leads to excessive indoor barking.
What can you do to help?
If your dog is barking due to confinement and/or a lack of exercise, try to provide more space for him to play, and toys to occupy his time and energy.
Try to provide more opportunities for regular exercise so he doesn’t feel “cooped up” too often.
Set up a Comfort Zone® Adaptil® Diffuser in the room where your dog spends most of his time. Comfort Zone® Adaptil® mimics dog-calming pheromones that help signal to your dog that he is safe and secure, reducing his need to bark excessively indoors.