Design for Life: How do I stop my dog from barking excessively?

This week, vet Gene Cashman advises a reader on how to help a nervous dog cope with everyday noises and events

25th October, 2020
Design for Life: How do I stop my dog from barking excessively?
Pain can exacerbate anxiety, fear, vulnerability and even aggression in pets

Dear Expert,

I am the proud owner of a six-year-old female Golden Retriever called Mitzi. My problem is that although Mitzi has no aggression in her, she is extremely sensitive to noise and barks loudly at any unexpected sound. We live in a densely populated Dublin suburb and this can be a nightmare for my neighbours, who have already made verbal complaints.

For obvious reasons, the issue is particularly bad around Halloween time....

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