Many people assume that barking equates to bad behavior in dogs. However, we must keep in mind that dogs have various ways in which they communicate to portray their messages. As a surprise to many, barking may serve as a benefit.
Having a noisy dog comes in handy when their owner has hearing issues. Just think…a dog can serve as a noisy alert for these individuals. Take for example when uninvited solicitors come to the door. A barking dog can also awaken their owner if there are strange sounds at night while the owner is sleeping. It is important to know that most dogs love to have a job. Being the guard dog is simply one of them!
As you can see, barking is not always a bad thing. Using the example of a person with hard hearing is just one of the benefits that barking can provide. Barking does become a problem when it is excessive. If there are no apparent reasons why your dog is barking, then it will need to be addressed by a trainer.