How can I get my puppy to stop barking? Instead, if your puppy is demand barking, give them a firm “No” and redirect them to another activity (like practicing a couple of commands or going to Place instead) and reward them when they follow through and listen. Try to reward your puppy with their favorite food or treat when they become quiet instead.
Should I discipline my puppy for barking? You should never use punishment for dog barking. Examples of punishment would be yelling, throwing objects, or trying to interrupt the barking by spraying water at your dog, making loud noises, or using citronella-spraying collars or shock collars.
Do puppies have a barking stage? Puppies can start to bark between the ages of 7 to 16 weeks old. Before this point, they can make little grunts and whines 2 to 3 weeks after being born. Some puppies won’t bark much at all as they grow older.
Why does my 4 month old puppy bark so much? In a 4-month old puppy, aggressive biting or barking or otherwise acting out of character might have physical pain. It could be teething, a thorn in its paw, fleas it can’t scratch, or an internal medical problem. If the dog can’t get relief, its barking and biting might be an attempt to get your attention.