Dog Barks at Oven? Here’s How to Stop It!
Why does your dog have to get so noisy when you’re trying to make dinner? Why does your dog bark at the oven? How should you respond? What do you do when your dog is afraid of the oven? Is it something you’re doing? Why does your dog get scared when you cook?
Today, we’re going to answer every question you have about this troubling problem. And obviously, we’ll cover what you really came here for: how to stop your dog from barking at the oven. Very soon, this will all be a thing of the past. Keep reading below for our article “Dog Barks at Oven? Here’s How to Stop It!”
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How to Stop Dog Barking at Oven
To stop dog barking at oven:
- Teach your dog the “quiet” command to use anytime they bark at the oven or whenever you need them to become silent.
- Practice by taking your dog somewhere you know they’ll likely bark (the park, etc) with plenty of treats.
- As soon as your dog starts to bark, say “quiet” in a calm, positive voice. If they listen and become silent while also giving you their complete attention reward them with praise and a treat right away.
- But if your dog keeps barking or soon resumes, then hide a small treat within your fist.
- Put your hand right by your dog’s nose. They’ll still be able to detect the scent even inside of your hand and will quit barking to investigate it.
- As soon as they’ve quit barking and are paying attention to you, again say “quiet,” and then open your hand to reward them with praise and a treat.
- If they keep being silent and are paying you their complete attention, continue rewarding them with treats and praise.
- But if they again start barking or are not giving you their attention, repeat the process of putting a treat inside of your hand, placing it next to their nose, and pausing until they quit their barking and give you their attention.
- Always make sure to wait until they’ve quit their barking and are giving you all their focus, and then say “quiet” before you give them with any treats or praise.
- This creates a positive connection with your dog with the “quiet” command, and with being silent and paying attention to you.
- With consistency, repetition, and patience, you will be able to get them to respond with just the “quiet” command, and it won’t be necessary anymore to place your hand next to their mouth.
- Once your dog is responding well with only the command, then you should begin lengthening the amount of time you pause until you give them any rewards.
- Begin by pausing for about 2 seconds, then as they do well move that up to about 5 seconds, and so on.
- you won’t need to give your dog any food and praise, and they will become silent and give you their focus just by you giving the command.
This should get your dog to stop barking at the oven, but you’ll still need to take care of their underlying issue of anxiety or it will only begin showing itself in other (likely worse) ways.
And to do that, we must first discuss what makes dogs function and has for thousands and thousands of years now. You’ve probably heard before that dogs are pack animals, and that in every pack there is a pack leader.
But every time that your dog barks at the oven, they are definitively telling you that they have no respect for you as the head of the family pack.
If they did, they wouldn’t be barking at the oven and ignoring your commands to stop. They wouldn’t engage in any other types of anxiety-related disrespect. And they would obey your commands at all times — happily — and they would do so right away.
Show your dog that you are not just their pack leader, but one worthy of respect, and you’ll make all of these great transformations a reality.
Obviously, you’ll be better off. But your dog will be too because they’ll no longer have to deal with all of the confusion and worry that their anxiety issues are currently burdening their little shoulders with 24/7.
Sounds great, doesn’t it?
“Sure, absolutely, but how am I supposed to do this then?”
You should watch an incredibly useful 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 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 crucial changes in your dog before things get any worse.
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 never uses those types of methods. Not just because loving teaching techniques are 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 Oven?
Your dog barks at the oven because it’s making high-frequency sounds that they can hear, but you can’t. They get confused by this, and it causes them to be stressed and anxious which many dogs respond to by barking. Remember that dogs have much better hearing than we do, so they’re able to hear all sorts of things that we can’t.
There’s also a less likely possibility that your dog is barking at the oven because they know that’s where food comes from, and they’re excited, and they choose to release all this energy vocally.
In either case, if your dog barks at the oven and ignores you when you tell them to stop, you have a serious disobedience issue on your hands. If allowed to continue, your dog’s problem will only get worse as they’ll feel they’ve received tacit approval to continue doing whatever they want.
Before long, your dog will be barking at all sorts of things around the house, all while not listening to your pleas to be quiet. You’ll find that your dog is barking at the dishwasher, barking at the washing machine, barking at the dryer, and (of course) barking at the vacuum cleaner. You can easily see how obnoxious this could quickly become.
That’s why it’s important to get a handle on this issue now before it gets any worse, as minor as it may seem to you at the moment. To learn how to stop your dog from barking at the oven while also regaining their respect for your leadership, go back to the first section now where we’ll give you the exact steps to follow.
What Do You Do When Your Dog Is Afraid of Oven?
When your dog is afraid of the oven, you should slowly desensitize them to it. Take your dog into a room near the kitchen, and play some fun games with them. Give them treats, plenty of praise, and lots of pets. Start at the far side of the room and move closer and closer to the kitchen’s entrance. Slowly but surely continue until you’re playing in the kitchen.
You may need to be patient, and there may be some setbacks, but if you’re consistent and stay positive with your dog, they’ll get over their fear of the oven. Short, regular training sessions will be more effective than long, individual ones, so keep things brief while you’re working with them. Soon, they’ll have no fear of the oven.
Why Does My Dog Get Scared When I Cook?
Your dog gets scared when you cook because they’ve had a negative experience before during this time. It could be as simple as something you were cooking getting burnt, which caused lots of smoke and the alarm to go off. Everyone around likely also acted very stressed and worried, possibly angry at this time. Your dog has remembered these things which causes them to continue to get anxious even now when you cook.
To work on this with your dog, have someone in another room play with your dog, while also giving them pets and treats the next time you cook. Have them work their way to the kitchen as long as your dog is doing well, before eventually bringing them all the way in. Don’t force things on them, and don’t be surprised if it takes multiple sessions over weeks before they’re willing to go in.
Eventually, your dog will make new, positive connections that will erase their unpleasant memories of the kitchen. You may even have trouble keeping them out of there from then on!
I’m sure you’re ready for your dog to quit barking when you’re cooking, so I’ll let you get started on things now. Best wishes with everything, and we hope you found our article “Dog Barks at Oven? Here’s How to Stop It” helpful!