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Is it OK to ignore your dog barking? Ignoring your dog’s barking doesn’t mean not doing anything though. Use the concept of negative punishment. This means that we take something away from the situation to make a behavior decrease in frequency.
Do dogs get annoyed by barking? All dogs, with the exception of a few unique breeds, bark. Despite this fact, many people tend to get irritated when dogs vocalize by barking, usually because they have little understanding as to why and when dogs bark.
Do dogs know they’re being annoying? Yes again! In a 2018 study from researchers at the University of Bari Aldo Moro in Italy, dogs were shown to react to the emotional state of people they were exposed to.
What do dogs think when we bark at them? There are certain barks that are aggressive, others that are inquisitive, while other bark tones may indicate fear, and so on. Therefore, your dog may not understand what you are saying (and let’s face it, neither would you, given that there is no specific bark for specific words and phrases).