Does your dog bark from the window?
Having a dog is so much fun and super rewarding, you have a companion who loves you unconditionally and you have great times together.
However we need to also be mindful that the dog is a separate species to humans and they have their own wants and needs.
Sometimes this can cause conflict and many people feel frustrated and upset when their dog gives an unwanted behavior such as barking from the window.
Not only can this be frustrating for guardians but can also be a cause for worry in the UK if a neighbour puts in a complaint.
Training is super effective, fun and long lasting, but also takes time, dedication, patience and lots of repetition.
To manage both working, personal routines and your dog(s) sometimes we have to look to management for effective control of the environment.
This means that you can train within a controlled environment when you have time to do so and be 100% focused on your dog.
Management is not a bad thing, management enables you to love harmoniously, set your dog up to succeed and you to be able to relax.
One form of management can look like self adhesive window film, which reduces the opportunity for your dog to rehearse barking which can be self rewarding from the window. If they cannot see visual triggers this can greatly reduce barking, as well as saving blinds and curtains from damage.
Some dogs can enjoy visual enrichment peacefully such as watching out of the window quietly but for some dogs this is just too stressful.
If you don't have time to train daily or can monitor when your dog has access to the window, try window film to reduce their stress and yours and to enable you to train when you can in a controlled way!
Image description: mint green box with two photos of two Wolfdogs looking out of the window. One says before and one says after.
Green call out on bottom says: "Does your dog bark from the window?"
Top green call out says: "Try self adhesive window film"
Blue call out says: "cheap and easy to install"
Pink call out says: Available from Amazon, eBay, and small businesses
Orange call out says: "stops visual triggers"
Purple call out says: aids in your training as the behaviour isn't self rewarding when it can't be practiced"
Blue call out says: "Aiding you in controlling the environment for a controlled training session"
Pink call out says: "Also great for dogs fearful of fireworks"
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