My Dog Barks When I Eat Avocado

It’s great on its own or paired with something else, but it’s getting harder to enjoy because your dog barks when you eat avocado every single time. Why do they act like this? Why does your dog bark when you eat avocado? Can they even have any? Can dogs eat avocado? How do avocados affect dogs?

Today, we’re going to answer all of these questions including the one you’re probably most interested in: how to stop your dog barking when you eat avocados once and for all. Soon, you won’t have to be bothered with this anymore. Keep reading below for our article “My Dog Barks When I Eat Avocado!”

How to Stop Dog Barking When I Eat Avocado

My Dog Barks When I Eat Avocado

To get your dog to stop barking when you eat avocado, they need to learn to become quiet when told. To do so, bring your dog somewhere you know they’ll want to bark such as the park, with plenty of dog treats. Keep them on their leash and stay a fair distance away from the other people at the park.

When your dog starts barking, say “quiet” in a positive, calm voice. If they give you their focus, then reward them with praise and a small treat immediately. But if they resume barking again or never even stop, then you should place a treat within your fist.

Place your hand right by 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 silent and are also giving you their full attention, again issue the “quiet” command and then open your hand to give them a treat and praise.

If your dog continues staying silent, keep rewarding them with praise and a treat. But if they begin to bark again, regardless of whether it’s at something at the park or at you, repeat the steps of putting a treat in your fist, placing it right next to their nose, and then waiting until they’ve gotten silent.

Make sure that you’re waiting until your dog has become silent before you give them their rewards. This creates a positive connection for your dog with paying attention and being silent any time you say “quiet.” Reward them immediately with praise and treats when your dog is responding well.

With patience, repetition, and time, your dog will get quiet solely by you giving the command, and it won’t be necessary to put your hand near their mouth. You should then begin lengthening the amount of time before you give them any rewards. Start with just 1-2 seconds, then move that up to 5 seconds, and so on.

It won’t be long before the food rewards and praise will no longer be needed and your dog will quit barking when you eat avocado or anything else just by giving the “quiet” command.

This should help your dog to stop barking when you eat avocados, but you’ll still need to address their disobedience which was caused by their underlying issue with 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.

You’re already seeing it every time that your dog barks when you eat avocado and then refuses to quit until you give in. This is called demand barking, and it’s a clear display of your dog’s belief that they are the one in charge. Each time you’ve relented has only served to make their feelings of dominance even stronger.

So for us to properly address how to rid your dog of these beliefs and misbehavior, 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 every time that your dog barks when you eat avocado, they are without a doubt proving to you that they have no trust for you in this leadership role.

If they did, they wouldn’t bark when you eat avocado and then ignore you when told to stop. They wouldn’t display any other types of dominance-related misbehavior or disrespect. And they would immediately obey your commands at all times, and they would do so happily.

Show 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 great transformations happen.

Obviously, you’ll be better off. But your dog will be too because they’ll no longer have to deal with all of the worry and confusion that their dominance issues are currently placing on their little shoulders every moment of every day.

That sounds terrific, does it not?

“Yeah, sure, but how do I do this then?”

You should watch a wonderful free video series by a renowned trainer named Dan which is on this very subject: how to be your dog’s pack leader. In Dan’s 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 escalate any further.

Start watching Dan’s free training series now by clicking here. And don’t worry, because no, you’re not going to have to be mean or yell at 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 When I Eat Avocado?

Your dog barks when you eat avocado because they want you to give them some too. If they do so and then refuse to quit until you’ve relented, then this would be known as demand barking. This means your dog has learned that if they’re just persistent enough, you’ll give in and let them have what you’re eating.

This is a behavioral problem that is very common with dogs who feel dominant over their owners. Each time that you’ve responded to your dog’s incessant barking by giving them what they wanted only reinforced these beliefs for your dog. And why wouldn’t it? After all, the barking worked and you followed their “orders.”

It’s very important that you begin working on correcting this misbehavior and your dog’s dominance immediately. Every day that it continues means that it will become even harder to fix in the future. Their disobedience will become more frequent and you’ll be dealing with it constantly.

Just in terms of demand barking, you’re going to see that your dog barks when you eat french fries, barks when you eat sandwiches, barks when you eat spaghetti, and barks when you eat tacos. And there will be many other types of displays of them feeling like they’re the one in charge, so it’s crucial to start working on this right away.

To find out how to get to the root of your dog’s problems with dominance, while also learning how to stop your dog barking when you eat avocado (or anything else) using one quick command, go back to the first section now. We’ll walk you through exactly what you need to do.

Can Dogs Eat Avocado?

Dogs can eat avocado, but should only do so in moderation (be sure that they’re peeled and pitted). Avocados are rich in nutrients like fiber, healthy fats, potassium, magnesium, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin E. They are, however, high in calories so they should only be given in small amounts occasionally.

If a dog eats too much avocado it could cause vomiting, diarrhea, myocardial damage, and even pancreatitis. Allow them just a small slice or two once per week to ensure they can enjoy all of the nutrients without putting them at risk of the potential hazards.

How Do Avocados Affect Dogs?

Avocados do not affect dogs negatively as long as they are only given in moderation. Do not allow your dog more than a small slice or two about once per week. Dogs who eat too much avocado can face health risks including diarrhea, vomiting, myocardial damage, and in some cases even pancreatitis.

I’m sure you’re ready to enjoy your food without being bothered, so I’ll let you begin now. Best of luck with all of this, and thank you for reading our article “My Dog Barks When I Eat Avocado.”

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Hey there! I'm a dog behavior expert and lover of travel. Since 2016, I've been sharing my knowledge on dog training and behavior, while exploring the Pacific Northwest with my two rescues.