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More information about chronic barking

On chronic barking as a threat to the public health and safety

How your local government created your barking dog problem three times over

The extent of the problem they created

How our unenforceable barking laws position disturbed people to use their dogs as weapons

On the innate unfairness of the system

Another reason why the government's current approach to barking management can never succeed in quieting our neighborhoods

How to alter your home and adjust your life so you suffer less from exposure to barking

An explanation of why dogs bark

Why your dog is barking

Data-gathering forms suitable for documenting canine barking behavior

On the trainability of dogs

The five categories of chronically barking dogs

A list of the worst breeds for excessive barking

Acoustic shadows and acoustic facilitation
This page explains why it is that people living very close to a barking dog often don't hear the animal at all, while others who may live much further away find that the noise rings out clearly throughout their home.

The relationship between dog attacks and the tolerance of belligerent barking
To a significant degree, the biting epidemic exists because the barking epidemic is allowed to continue. This section explains how the tolerance of belligerent barking facilitates the furtherance of a process called shaping, which leads to violent behavior in canines.

The Side Benefits of Barking Dog Enforcement
This page will introduce you to the concept of response clusters. Once you grasp that phenomena and how it works, it will quickly become clear to you why it is that in any given community, a crackdown on chronic barking, will always, inevitably, result in fewer people being bitten by dogs.

How to train a discriminating watchdog
How to train a watchdog that can be counted on to bark at intruders, but can be depended on to remain quiet when no threat is present.

A list of the best watchdogs
This link lists the dog breeds that are the most likely and the least likely to serve as watchdogs that can be relied upon to sound the alarm only when it is appropriate to do so.

Behavioral Science Meets the Barking Dog
The art of dog training is just one aspect of the science of conditioning behavior. This article focuses on the science of behavior modification, and tells you a little bit about the history and the development of that field.

Barking Management: The UAM 2004 report out of Australia
This link will take you to Australia's Urban Animal Management report that discusses the causes, treatment and prevention of chronic barking in an urban setting.

"Another Reason I Don't Keep A Gun In The House"
A short poem about the neighbor's barking dog by Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States.

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