Dog Barks at Blender? Here’s How to Stop It!
You’re just trying to make yourself a smoothie, but you can’t without it being a major headache because every single time that you do, your dog is barking at the blender! What’s going on here? Why does your dog bark at the blender? Are blenders too loud for dogs, can they hurt them? And if so, do they make quiet blenders that will be safer?
Today, we’re going to answer every single question you have about this frustrating problem. And obviously, we’ll cover what you came here for: how to stop your dog barking at the blender. Soon, this obnoxious issue will all be a thing of the past. Keep reading below for our article “Dog Barks at Blender? Here’s How to Stop It!”
How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Barking at the Blender?
To get your dog to stop barking at the blender:
To get your dog to stop barking at the blender, they need to learn to become quiet on command. To do that, take your dog somewhere you know that they like to bark like the park, with lots of small dog treats. Keep them on their leash and stay far away from the other parkgoers.
Once your dog starts to bark, say “quiet” in a positive and calm voice. If they give you their focus, then reward them right away with praise and a treat. But if they start barking again or never quit, then you should place a treat inside of your fist.
Place your hand right next to your dog’s nose. Your dog will still be able to detect the treat even within your fist and will quit their barking to investigate the scent. Once they’ve become quiet and are also paying their complete attention to you, again give the “quiet” command and then open your hand to reward them with a treat and praise.
If your dog continues staying quiet, keep rewarding them with praise and a treat. But if they start to bark again, regardless of whether it’s at you or at something at the park, repeat the steps of putting a treat within your first, placing it right next to their nose, and then pausing until they’ve silenced.
Be sure that you’re waiting until your dog has become silent before you give them their rewards. This creates a positive connection in your dog’s mind with paying attention and getting silent any time you say “quiet.” Reward them with treats and praise immediately when your dog is responding well.
With repetition, patience, and consistency, your dog will get silent simply by you giving them the command, and it will no longer be necessary to put your hand near their mouth. You should then begin lengthening the duration of time before you give them their rewards. Start with just a few seconds, then move that up to 5 seconds, and so on.
Soon, the food rewards and praise won’t be necessary and your dog will quit barking at the blender or at anything else solely by giving the “quiet” command.
Still, to make real, long-lasting progress you need to ultimately address the problem at its root. Right now, your dog is basically doing whatever they want, losing control of their emotions, and most importantly: not listening to you or your commands to stop an unwanted behavior (barking at your blender).
And for us to properly go over that, we must first talk about what makes dogs function deep down. I’m sure you’ve heard before that all dogs are pack animals, and that in every pack there is a pack leader.
But when your dog barks at the blender, they are clearly showing you that they have no trust for you as the head of the family pack.
If they did, they wouldn’t bark at the blender and refuse your commands to stop. They wouldn’t engage in any other types of anxiety-related misbehavior or disrespect. And they would obey your commands as soon as they’re given, and they would do so happily.
Make it clear to your dog that you are not just their pack leader, but a deserving and capable one who they must respect, and you’ll make all of these wonderful things a reality.
You’ll be better off for obvious reasons. But your dog will be too because you’ll have freed them from all of the worry and confusion that their anxiety issues are currently placing on them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sounds great, don’t you think?
“Yes, definitely, but how am I supposed to do this then?”
You should watch an excellent free video series which is on this exact subject — how to be your dog’s pack leader — by a renowned trainer named Dan. In the series, he explains absolutely everything in ways that are very easy to understand and teach to your own dog, and he gets right to the point so that you can start seeing these critical changes in your dog in no time.
Start watching Dan’s free training series now by clicking here. And no, you’re not going to have to yell or be mean to your dog. Dan uses only 100% humane and loving teaching techniques at all times. Not just because they’re the right thing to do, but also because they’re the fastest way to achieve permanent changes in your dog’s behavior.
Why Does My Dog Bark at the Blender?
Your dog barks at the blender because they have noise anxiety. Your blender makes a lot of very loud sounds that your dog doesn’t understand. This makes them stressed and confused, so they respond in the only way many dogs know how, which is to bark.
And while a dog barking at the blender is not an unusual thing, if you’re giving them commands to stop and they’re ignoring you, then you have a problem on your hands. This is a clear sign of disrespect of your role in the home, and if allowed to continue will only lead to your behavioral problems with them growing and escalating.
A dog that currently barks at your blender will soon be uncontrollably barking at many other things in the household. You’ll find that your dog is barking at the microwave, barking at the hair dryer, barking at the toaster, and (as crazy as it sounds) barking at the ironing board (which is more common than you would believe).
For obvious reasons, you want to get a handle on this issue now because you can surely see why not doing so will lead to a very boisterous, obnoxious future with your dog. To learn how to stop your dog from barking at the blender while also getting them to respect your role in the home, go back to the first section now and we’ll give you the exact steps to follow.
Are Blenders Too Loud for Dogs?
Blenders are not too loud for dogs. While many may bark at the blender because they get anxious by the confusing noise they cause, they do not operate at a level that will inflict actual pain or damage to your dog. An average blender produces about 80 decibels of sound, while it takes 140 decibels to cause pain or permanent damage to your dog’s hearing.
If your dog is acting stressed by the blender, you can desensitize them to the noise it produces. Bring your dog to the far side of the room nearest to the kitchen, and then have someone else start the blender. While it’s running, give your dog pets, praise, and treats to help them to form positive connections. As they do well, slowly but surely move closer to the kitchen.
Eventually, you should be able to bring your dog into the kitchen even when the blender is in use. Take things slowly, and don’t force anything on your dog. It’s likely that it will take multiple sessions over a period of days (even weeks). Also remember that multiple, regular, short sessions are more effective than long, individual ones, so plan on keeping things brief.
Do They Make Quiet Blenders?
They do make quiet blenders. While an average blender produces about 80 decibels of sound while running, a blender specifically made to be quiet will typically top out at about 65 decibels. Both of these are well within the safe range for a dog’s hearing, however, so if your dog is acting troubled by the blender running, it’s unlikely a “quiet” blender will solve their issue.
Look to the previous section for instructions on how to get your dog used to the sound of the blender running. If your dog barks at the blender, then go back to the first section now where we have specific instructions on how you can end this issue for them.
I’m sure you’re ready for your dog to quit barking at the blender, so I’ll let you begin now. Best wishes with everything, and we hope you found our article “Dog Barks at Blender? Here’s How to Stop It” helpful!