Dogs bark for different reasons: There’s watchdog barking, request barking, “spooky” barking, and boredom barking. Though people find barking annoying and want to stop barking dogs, it isn’t annoying to dogs. Rather, it’s one of a variety of ways that dogs express themselves. To other dogs and some people, each bark has a tone that communicates something specific and significant.
Learn more on reasons dogs bark and how to teach them alternative behaviors.