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Is It Time to Worry About Your Labradoodle’s Barking?

Uptown Staff

Is It Time to Worry About Your Labradoodle’s Barking?

Labradoodles are a gentle, friendly breed that make for excellent family dogs. But just because they have a calm demeanor doesn’t mean they won’t bark every now and again.

Labradoodles are half Labrador, and you can see it in their bark. It’s a low pitched, loud bark that the dog will use when threatened, excited, or bored.

When The Bark Develops

Most puppies will not be able to bark the first few weeks after they’re born. After about 3 weeks, a Labradoodle may begin to try to bark, although it usually sounds like a soft howl.

As the puppy grows, their bark will deepen. From the age of about half a year to a year old, young Labradoodles will often bark when they see strangers, or if anyone approaches the house. This bark is usually because of fear, as the puppy is scared of people.

When your Labradoodle matures, they become more confident, and use their bark less out of fear and more as a way of showing their authority. This can lead to your dog barking when they see strangers approaching your home. The bark is your Labradoodle’s way of showing people that this is their territory.

What To Do When They Bark Too Much

Labradoodles are a peaceful, social dog breed, and aren’t prone to aggression. However, some Labradoodles may have problems with excessive barking. They may bark constantly at people or animals outside, or when you have visitors.

If your dog is showing signs of excessive barking, you should intervene as soon as possible. Often, barking can be corrected with training. However, this training is much easier if the dog is still young.

Training Your Labradoodle Not To Bark

It can take patience to teach your Labradoodle not to bark. But it can be done, provided you give your dog plenty of structure and are consistent.

Labradoodles are quite smart, and they may bark if bored or not stimulated. If your dog isn’t getting enough activity, try to take them on more walks and let them run around more. In some cases, this may fix the problem.

If your Labradoodle is still barking too much, they may have a more serious behavioral issue.  Try to keep them busy when they bark by giving them commands, or asking them to fetch an item. If they sit and don’t bark, give them positive reinforcement with treats and praise.

If you’re still having problems, you should consider reaching out to a professional trainer. They can help you identify the issue and create a training plan suited to your dog’s needs.

Expose Your Labradoodle To Other Dogs

Labradoodles are high energy, and they need plenty of company to keep them busy. When deprived of other people and animals, they may get anxious and stressed, leading to barking.

Always keep your Labradoodle engaged by exposing them to plenty of other people and animals. This socialization makes them happy, and may stop them from begging for your attention.

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