While barking is a way for canines to communicate, some breeds are more vocal than others. For instance, Basenjis “yodel,” Shiba Inus “scream,” and Rottweilers “purr” rather than bark. Some dogs bark more than others, and excessive barking can be annoying and troublesome, especially if you live close to a neighbor or in an apartment.
So, if you are looking for an awesome dog that is not big on barking, look no further; French Bulldogs are typically a quiet breed unless they have a reason to bark.
Do French Bulldogs Bark a Lot?
French Bulldogs do not bark excessively and are typically quieter than other breeds. Since they are known to be a quiet breed, they are excellent companions for condominium and apartment dwellers. They are also an ideal choice for those of you that have neighbors close to your home.
Like other dogs, French Bulldogs bark when communicating a need for water, food, or to go for a walk. They will also bark if they alert you to someone or something they may see as a threat.
So, if you have a French Bulldog that barks frequently, you may unintentionally contribute to the problem. If you give them what they want when they bark, you teach them to do so, which can become a real problem.
Determine Why Your French Bulldog Is Barking
How to Minimize the Barking
Here are a few things you can do to help minimize barking:
It is also important to know the things you should not do:
With lots of patience and the proper training, you can teach your French Bulldog to be quiet and only bark when necessary.
Typically, French Bulldogs are not big barkers. If you have one barking excessively, there may be another reason for the behavior, like anxiety or fear. There is also the possibility that you unknowingly trained the dog to bark for attention. There are ways, however, to change the behavior and teach your dog appropriate barking. If you cannot control the barking on your own, you may want to get the advice of a professional trainer.
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