EVERYONE has one, or has a friend with one. A dog that barks. Whether it's a person walking by the window, a car door shutting, or child laughing, SOMETHING triggers your dog and they run to the window and bark like there's no tomorrow.
I'm here to tell you 2 ways to stop your dog from barking at the window.
1. Crate your dog
This is the simplest method and also the one I recommend to people who leave their home while the dog is unattended.
If the dog is not AT the window, then the dog can't see what's going on outside and generally does not bark. Not only does this help with uncontrolled barking, this also keeps the dog safe from wandering the home and getting into the trash and chewing up socks and furniture.
2. Get a bark collar
Not only will this help your dog stop barking at the window, it helps stop barking even when you're home and the dog goes outside and likes to bark at anything that moves.
The bark collar should deliver a correction that's FAIR to the dog. So please do not buy a cheap one that may hurt your dog. I'm a fan of the Garmin Bark Limiter Deluxe (click here for link). This collar can be set to give a warning first, and then starts at a low level and increases the level if the dog continues to bark.
Please DO NOT get a citronella bark collar as this punishment is cruel and unfair to the dog. If the dog barks it is sprayed in the nose with a citronella scent. Their little noses are thousands of times more sensitive than ours, and the smell LINGERS for hours. A fair and correct punishment should last 1 to 2 seconds and be delivered in a timely manner.
All dogs bark, that's what they do. In order to live in a civilized society we need to teach our dogs when it is appropriate to bark, and when it is not.
I hope this article has helped you. Please feel free to email me herefor advice.