Why Do Dogs Bark At Each Other?

Barking, in addition to body language and smell, is their natural communication method. Barking can be emotional to let them know they are afraid, excited, lonely, or anxious. You can also use it to warn you or provide protection.

Some breeds bark more than others. Dogs were sometimes bred to bark more to help hunters or protect their homes. Beagles and Yorkshire Terriers are all well-known for their vocal abilities.

Each barking has a purpose. Dogs will learn to use barking to their advantage if you reward them for barking. There are many reasons dogs bark at other dogs.


Some dogs want to be fur-friends. Dogs will often bark at people or dogs to let them know they are excited. These joyful growls can be interpreted as a sign of happiness. Sometimes, these barks are accompanied by a “play bow”, which is when dogs bow their front legs while wagging their tails.

Territorial behavior

Dogs will naturally bark at strangers, people, and animals. Dogs consider their home their territory. However, anyplace they associate themselves with or with you can be their territory. This includes your yard, block, and car as well as walk routes.

Dogs may bark at dogs that are not in their territory to signal their territoriality. This is their way of saying “I live here, and I’m protecting it.”


Dogs may bark at other dogs or people to get attention or reward them with toys, treats, cuddles, or both.

Separation Anxiety

Dogs suffering from separation anxiety, fear, or phobias might bark to soothe themselves. Dogs with separation anxiety, fears, and phobias may bark excessively if they are not supervised or left alone. This barking tends to be loud and high-pitched. It’s important to consult a trainer or specialist if separation anxiety is the reason for the barking.

Fear or Anger

A big bark can be a powerful weapon for small dogs against larger predators like big dogs. You can also use it to warn the dog. These barks are usually lower-pitched and last for longer. If another dog is playing too rough with their food or getting too close, dogs may respond by growling.


Some dogs bark excitedly when they are ready to go for a walk or a ride in the car.

Exercises to stop dogs barking:

1- You must know how to stop dogs barking. Dog body language. It is crucial to understand your hound’s emotions. Understanding how dogs communicate through their body postures will help you predict which dogs are not friendly towards your dog. You should immediately remove your pet from such a situation and walk away.

2- To help your dog relax, avoid being near other dogs for a week. When you see other dogs on walks, be calm and cross the street. Or turn around to take a different route. If your dog “sees” another dog but doesn’t bark, it is possible to give him a treat. Food reward. You will be able to get closer and closer over the next week. You will teach your hound how to remain calm when another dog approaches. steps So your dog will be able to stay quiet. Learn more about Systematic desensitization for more information, please visit this page.

3- SocializeYour dog should be socialized with other dogs. You can take your dog to dog parks and doggy playgroups. Make sure you don’t interrupt play for more than 5-10 minutes. This is so your dog doesn’t get stressed out or too excited during play. You can either walk around the playground calmly or do obedience exercises.

4- Take your dog with you when you go on walks. Ask your neighbors to take you on walks together if they have hounds. You can walk in the same direction, but you will be walking on opposite sides of a road at first. This is so that your dog friend can be successful and walks calmly. You will find that you can walk the dogs more closely together as you practice. You can now walk your dog with another dog, without getting crazy!

5- Reward your dog for greeting other dogs politely (sniffing, but not jumping on)

6- Be calm. Your dog can sense your emotions. You are stressed he does, he will also become stressed. Your dog will soon learn to sniff and wag his tail and not bark at other dogs with practice and consistency.