My Dog Barks When I Eat Peanut Butter
It’s such a delicious treat, but you’re having trouble enjoying it because your dog barks when you eat peanut butter every time without fail! Why do they have to do this? Why does your dog bark when you eat peanut butter? Will peanut butter stop a dog from barking? Can peanut butter make dogs aggressive? Is it okay to give it to them? Can dogs eat peanut butter?
Today, we’ll answer all of the questions you have about this annoying problem. Most importantly, we’ll teach you exactly how to stop your dog barking when you eat peanut butter once and for all. Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy in peace! Continue reading below for our article “My Dog Barks When I Eat Peanut Butter!”
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How to Stop Dog Barking When I Eat Peanut Butter
To stop dog barking when you eat peanut butter:
- To get your dog to be silent whenever they begin barking when you eat peanut butter, teach them the “quiet” command.
- To accomplish that, take your dog somewhere you know they’ll want to bark (the park, etc) with plenty of small treats.
- Once your dog begins barking, say “quiet” in a positive and calm voice. If they respond and get silent while also giving you their focus reward them with a treat and praise immediately.
- But if your dog keeps barking or quickly begins again, then hide a treat in your fist.
- Put your hand right next to your dog’s nose. They’ll still be able to detect the scent even within your hand and will pause their barking to sniff it.
- Once they’ve quit barking and are giving you all their attention, again say “quiet,” and then open your hand to reward them with praise and a treat.
- If they continue to be silent and are paying you their complete attention, continue rewarding them with treats and praise.
- But if they again begin barking or are not giving you their attention, repeat the steps of hiding a treat within your fist, placing it close to their nose, and waiting until they stop their barking and give you their focus.
- Be sure to always wait until they’ve quit their barking and are giving you all their attention, and then say “quiet” before you reward them with any praise or treats.
- This forms a positive connection for your dog with the “quiet” command, and with being quiet and giving you their attention.
- With consistency, practice, and patience, you will be able to get them to behave only with the “quiet” command, and it won’t be necessary anymore to place your hand by their mouth.
- Once your dog is doing well with only the command, then you can begin lengthening the duration of time you pause until you reward them.
- Start by pausing for 1-2 seconds, then as they do well increase that to about 5 seconds, and so on.
- you won’t need to reward your dog with food and praise, and they will be quiet and pay attention to you just by you giving the command.
This will get your dog to stop barking when you eat peanut butter, but you’ll still need to do something about their misbehavior which is rooted in their underlying issue with dominance, that they’re displaying through what is called demand barking.
Not doing anything will just lead to your dog continuing to think that they are in charge and that they make the decisions, and things will only get worse for the both of you.
And to do that, we must first talk about what makes dogs tick and has for thousands and thousands of years now. I’m sure you’ve 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 peanut butter, they are clearly showing you that they don’t respect you as the head of the family pack.
If they did, they wouldn’t start demand barking whenever you’re eating peanut butter. They wouldn’t display any other types of dominance-related disrespect. And they would immediately obey your commands at all times, and they would do so happily.
Prove to your dog that you are not just their pack leader, but one worthy of respect, and you’ll make all of these terrific transformations a reality.
You’ll win for obvious reasons. But your dog will be the real winner here because you’ll have freed them from all of the worry and confusion that their dominance problems are currently burdening them with 24/7.
Sounds great, right?
“Absolutely, yeah, but how do I do this then?”
You should watch an incredibly useful free video series by a renowned trainer named Dan which is on this exact 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 immediately to the point so that you can start seeing these critical changes in your dog before things escalate any further.
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 methods 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 Peanut Butter?
Your dog barks when you eat peanut butter due to demand barking, which is when they’ve learned that acting like this will get you to give in and give them what they want. In this case, that would be your peanut butter, which it’s no secret that dogs might love even more than humans.
Still, while you may understand their desire for that delicious peanut butter, you can’t allow them to be behaving this way. Doing so or playing it off as cute gives them the idea that they’re acting appropriately, and this reinforcement will lead to it occurring more often.
This is also negative because when your dog engages in demand barking they are displaying that they feel dominant over you. They think that they are the one in charge, and that they get to behave and respond how they want. That’s why your efforts to get them to stop barking when you’re eating peanut butter (or at any other time) keep failing.
If they’re not already, you’ll soon find that your dog barks whenever you eat pizza, barks whenever you eat pickles, barks whenever you eat cheese, and barks whenever you eat chicken. Think about listening to that every time you try to enjoy a meal!
You can, however, easily learn how to stop your dog barking when you eat peanut butter, while also getting to the root of the problem and treating their dominance issue. We’ve got everything you need to know to accomplish that in the first section of this article.
Will Peanut Butter Stop a Dog From Barking?
Peanut butter will stop a dog from barking, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good idea to do so. If your dog is barking for peanut butter, then they are likely demand barking, which means that they won’t stop until you give them what they want. This is a display of dominance, and giving in will only make them think they’re right to feel this way.
Peanut butter stops a dog from barking because it gets stuck to their tongue and the roof of their mouth. While this may get you some temporary quiet, you’re doing nothing to address what was causing the problem to begin with, and (as we just mentioned) you’re likely reinforcing a negative behavior by allowing them to have peanut butter after they barked for it.
It’s okay to give your dog peanut butter as an occasional treat (as long as it doesn’t contain xylitol), but it shouldn’t be given to placate and quiet them. If your dog barks for peanut butter and refuses to quit until they’ve gotten some, go back to the first section now where we’ll teach you how to stop their barking and handle their dominance problem.
Can Peanut Butter Make Dogs Aggressive?
Peanut butter can make dogs aggressive if you’ve been giving in when they’ve demanded it from you. When they bark and refuse to stop until you give them what they want, it is known as demand barking. If you’ve allowed them to keep doing this, it’s very possible that they will then become aggressive if they don’t get it. And even once they do, it might take time for them to calm.
Do not give in to your dog’s demands for peanut butter or for any other reason. When you allow them to run the show like this you are only reinforcing negative behavior. You may think you’re doing the right thing because they temporarily become relaxed and happy, but you’re only teaching them to be an even more poorly behaved dog in the future.
If you’re having issues with your dog barking and being aggressive before or after receiving peanut butter, go back to the first section now. We’ll teach you how to stop their barking with one simple command, and also how to show them that you — not them — are the one in charge (all with love, of course).
Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?
Dogs can eat peanut butter as long as it does not contain xylitol, a sweetener used in a small number of brands. You should only give it to them in moderation, however, due to the high number of calories. Brands which (at the time this article is being written) are known to contain xylitol include Go Nuts Co., Krush Nutrition, Nuts ‘N More, P28 Foods, and Protein Plus PB.
I’m sure you’re ready to enjoy your peanut butter without your dog going crazy, so I’ll let you begin now. Best of luck with all of this, and we hope you found our article “My Dog Barks When I Eat Peanut Butter” helpful!