When Do Dachshunds Start Barking?

Dachshunds are known for being vocal breeds, and some barking is normal for them. However, excessive barking can be a problem and can occur when your Dachshund is bored, excited, or just wants some extra attention. In this guide, we will explore when do dachshunds start barking and how to stop excessive barking.

When Do Dachshunds Start Barking?

Your dachshund might start barking for the first time at any age. However, most dachshunds start barking when they are puppies and continue to bark throughout their lives.

Why Do Dachshunds Bark?

Dachshunds bark for various reasons, including:

  • Territorial behavior: Most dachshunds are territorial and they bark to protect their pack (family members) and their home.
  • Separation anxiety: Dachshunds are prone to separation anxiety, so they may bark excessively when you are not home.
  • Boredom: Dogs that constantly bark in the evening may be doing so out of boredom. They need to have some playtime and more walks during the day to tire them out and help promote a good night’s sleep.
Dachshunds Start Barking

How To Stop Excessive Barking?

Here are some tips to stop excessive barking:

  • Attention: If your Dachshund’s needs are all met, but they still insist on barking at you, avoid responding verbally or physically. If you give them attention, they will continue barking to get more attention, creating a bad habit: Constant Dachshund Barking. Give your dog positive attention and praise when they are showing good behavior (being quiet, not barking).
  • Exercise: Dogs that constantly bark in the evening may be doing so out of boredom. They need to have some playtime and more walks during the day to tire them out and help promote a good night’s sleep.
  • Distractions: Dachshunds have “super senses” that help them do what they were born to do…Hunt, Track, and Guard! Provide them with toys and puzzles that will keep them busy and distracted.
  • Training: Yes, it is possible to teach a Dachshund not to bark excessively through training and behavior modification. However, it’s important to remember that Dachshunds are known for being vocal breeds, and some barking is normal for them.

Conclusion

Dachshunds start barking at any age, but most start when they are puppies and continue to bark throughout their lives. They bark for various reasons, including territorial behavior, separation anxiety, and boredom.

To stop excessive barking, you can provide them with attention, exercise, distractions, and training. Remember that some barking is normal for dachshunds, and excessive barking can be a sign of an underlying issue that needs to be addressed.

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