Recently I posted on Facebook asking people what they would like to teach their dog, if they had a trick they wanted to try teaching their dog and I got several responses back saying "I want my dog to stop barking" so I thought I would look at that issue. The thing is, it's too big a topic for a short Facebook post.
The first question I have when someone approaches me with a situation like this is "When does it happen?" Why? Because dogs will bark for a wide variety of reasons, and information about the situations in which the dog is barking helps determine a training plan.
Situations in which dogs bark can include: