My Dog Barks When I Eat French Fries
They go so nicely with so many foods, but it’s hard to enjoy all of the crispy saltiness when your dog barks when you eat french fries. Why can’t they just be quiet? Why does your dog bark when you eat french fries? Are they able to have any? Can dogs eat french fries? How many fries can a dog eat?
Wonder no longer, because today we’ll fill you in on the answers to all of these questions. Most importantly, we’ll also teach you exactly how to stop your dog barking when you eat french fries once and for all. Before long, you’ll never have to be bothered with this again. Continue reading below for our article “My Dog Barks When I Eat French Fries!”
How to Stop Dog Barking When I Eat French Fries
To stop your dog barking when you eat french fries, you’ll need to teach them to become quiet on command. For us to do that, take your dog somewhere you know they’ll want to bark like the park, with plenty of dog treats. Keep them on their leash and stay a fair distance away from the other parkgoers.
As soon as your dog begins to bark, say “quiet” in a calm, positive voice. If they pay attention to you, then reward them with a small treat and praise immediately. But if they resume barking or never quit, then you should place a treat inside your hand.
Place your hand right next to your dog’s nose. Your dog will still be able to smell the treat even within your hand and will quit their barking to sniff it out. Once they’ve become silent and are also giving you their attention, again issue the “quiet” command and then open your hand to give them a treat and praise.
If your dog keeps staying silent, keep rewarding them with a treat and praise. But if they start to bark again, regardless of whether it’s at someone at the park or at you, repeat the steps of placing a treat within your fist, putting it right next to their nose, and then waiting until they’ve silenced.
Make sure that you’re waiting until your dog has become quiet before you give them their rewards. This helps form a positive connection for your dog with giving you their attention and being silent whenever you say “quiet.” Reward them with praise and treats right away when your dog is responding well.
With patience, practice, and repetition, your dog will become quiet just by you giving the command, and you won’t need to put your hand near their mouth. You should then begin increasing the amount of time before you give them their rewards. Start with just a couple of seconds, then move that up to 5 seconds, and so on.
It won’t be long before the praise and food rewards won’t be needed anymore and your dog will quit barking when you eat french fries or for any other reason simply by giving the “quiet” command.
This should help your dog to stop barking when you eat french fries, but you’ll still need to address their disobedience which was caused by their underlying problem with feelings of dominance. A failure to do so will just lead to your dog continuing to think that they run the show, and their problem will just start showing itself in even worse ways.
Right now, your dog barks relentlessly because they know you’ll eventually give in and let them have some of your food. This is called demand barking, and is a definitive display that your dog feels dominant over you. And every time that you’ve relented has only made their beliefs even more steadfast.
Before we can address your dog’s dominance and demand barking, we must first discuss what makes them tick 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 when your dog barks when you eat french fries, they are definitively proving to you that they have no trust for you in this leadership role.
If they did, they wouldn’t bark when you eat fries and then refuse to quit until they’re given some. They wouldn’t display any other types of dominance-related misbehavior or disrespect. And they would obey your commands at all times — happily — and they would do so immediately.
Prove 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 happen.
You’ll be better off for obvious reasons. But your dog will be too because they’ll no longer have to deal with all of the confusion and worry that their dominance issues are currently placing on them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
“Yeah, of course, but how do I do any of this?”
You should watch a fantastic free video series which is on this very 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 immediately 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 don’t worry, because 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 When I Eat French Fries?
Your dog barks when you eat french fries because they want to enjoy them with you. If they’re barking and refusing to stop until you give in, however, then it is known as demand barking. This means that your dog has learned that if they just annoy you enough, you’ll eventually give up and let them have what you’re eating.
This is a misbehavior seen very often by dogs who feel dominant in their household. Every time that you’ve relented has only made these beliefs stronger in your dog’s mind. And when you think about it, it’s really not that surprising. After all, they give you an order and then you comply.
It’s very important that you immediately begin addressing these issues with your dog. A failure to do anything will only lead to things getting worse with them. Your dog’s displays of disobedience will become even more frequent, and will likely also be even more aggressive.
Your dog will be barking when you eat avocado, barking when you eat sandwiches, barking when you eat spaghetti, and barking when you eat tacos. Every meal will be noisy torture (though there’s a good chance you’ve already reached this point if you’re reading this article).
Fortunately, though, you can correct all of this much faster than it took to get to this point. If you’d like to find out how to address the root of their problem (dominance) while also learning a fast command that will get your dog to stop barking when you eat french fries (or any other foods), go back to the first section now.
Can Dogs Eat French Fries?
Dogs can eat french fries, but should only do so in very small quantities on occasion. French fries are extremely unhealthy for dogs and contain little nutritional value. They’re high in both sodium and calories, so they could cause long-term health issues if your dog is consuming them on a regular basis.
That being said, they are tasty so if you want to give them a fry or two as a rare treat, it will be fine. Just make sure that you only give them french fries when they’re being quiet and behaving. If your dog is barking to demand them, do not give in or this will only make them do it more.
If your dog is already to this point, go back to the first section now and we’ll teach you exactly how to correct this behavior.
How Many Fries Can a Dog Eat?
A dog can eat one or two fries no more than once or twice per week. While they love them just like we do, french fries are very unhealthy and bad for your dog’s long-term health. They’re very high in calories and sodium, so be sure to not give your dog these salty treats as more than an occasional, small indulgence.
I’m sure you’re ready to eat your fries in peace, so I’ll let you begin now. Best wishes with all of this, and thank you for reading our article “My Dog Barks When I Eat French Fries.”