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A Dog That Becomes Unsettled by Other Dogs Barking

    • 310 posts
    September 7, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

    Question submitted as part of the Crash, Boom, Bang: Update on Canine Noise Phobia Treatments webinar:


    My dog is particularly unsettled by the sound of other dogs barking — alarm barking or stress barking.  She is very aware of other noises, but she can function around gun shots, fireworks and the like.  Unpleasant barking, however, distresses her a great deal which makes dog showing very difficult.  She is too stressed to even eat treats.  She has had no unpleasant experiences to cause this and she lives with two other dogs that are stable in this regard. What do you think?

  • September 7, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

    I’d want to gather more information about this dog and the reaction before making an educated guess. Socialization history, visual component, etc.