My Dog Barks When I Eat Sausage
It’s getting harder and harder to sit down to a nice relaxing breakfast because your dog barks when you eat sausage every single time. Why do they have to do this? Why does your dog bark when you eat sausage? Can you have them a piece? Can dogs eat sausage? How many sausages can a dog eat?
Today, we’re going to answer all of these questions for you including the one you’re most interested in: how to stop your dog barking when you eat sausage. It won’t be long until you never have to worry about this ever again. Continue reading below for our article “My Dog Barks When I Eat Sausage!”
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How to Stop Dog Barking When I Eat Sausage
To stop dog barking when you eat sausage:
- Teach your dog the “quiet” command to use anytime they bark when you eat sausage or whenever you need them to pay attention and be silent.
- For us to do that, you should take your dog to a place you know they’ll probably bark (the park, etc) with plenty of small treats.
- As soon as your dog starts to bark, say “quiet” in a positive, calm voice. If they listen to you and become silent while also giving you their attention immediately reward them with a treat and praise.
- But if your dog keeps barking or quickly starts again, then hide a small treat in your hand.
- Place your hand right by your dog’s nose. They’ll still be able to smell it even within your hand and should stop barking to investigate it.
- Once they’ve stopped barking and are giving you their complete 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 giving you their focus, continue rewarding them with treats and praise.
- But if they again begin barking or are not paying attention, repeat the steps of hiding a treat within your fist, placing it by their nose, and waiting until they stop their barking and give you their focus.
- Always be sure to pause until they’ve stopped 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 staying quiet and giving you their full attention.
- With practice, consistency, and patience, you will be able to get them to behave just with 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 can begin lengthening the duration of time you pause until you reward them.
- Begin by waiting for 1-2 seconds, then as they do well move that up to 5 seconds, and so on.
- It won’t be long before you won’t need to give your dog any food and praise, and they will be quiet and give you their attention solely by you giving the command.
This should stop your dog barking when you eat sausage, but you’ll still need to address the underlying issue which was causing all of this in the first place: your dog’s feelings of dominance. If you ignore that, your dog will continue to suffer, and you’ll find that your dog keeps misbehaving in other related ways.
Currently, you’re already seeing it each and every time that your dog barks because they want something from you, and doesn’t stop until you’ve given in. This is called demand barking and is very frequently seen in dominant dogs. You’ve been reinforcing their beliefs every day that you’ve kept relenting and appeasing them.
But before we can go over that how to fix these issues, 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.
Every time that your dog barks when you eat sausage, though, they are definitively telling you that they don’t respect you in this leadership role.
If they did, they wouldn’t bark when you’re eating sausage and then refuse to quit until you’ve given them some. They wouldn’t display any other types of dominance-related misbehavior. And they would immediately obey your commands at all times, and they would do so happily.
Make it clear to your dog that you are not just their pack leader, but a capable and deserving 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 problems are currently burdening their little shoulders with every moment of every day.
That sounds wonderful, don’t you think?
“Yes, of course, but how do I actually do this?”
You should watch a tremendous 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 follow 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 in no time.
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 Sausage?
Your dog barks when you eat sausage because they’re wanting to have some too. If your dog is barking incessantly and doesn’t stop until you give in, then it would be known as demand barking. Commonly seen with dominant dogs, this means they’ve learned that if they’re just obnoxious enough, you’ll get sick of it and give them the food you’re eating.
But, unfortunately, while you get to go back to eating in peace, this is the last thing you want to do in this situation. That’s because it only works to reinforce their belief that they are dominant, and that barking to demand what they want works and is acceptable. Each time you’ve given in has concreted these thoughts even harder in your dog’s mind.
You need to start working to correct this misbehavior and way of thinking immediately. Every day that goes by without addressing these things just makes it even harder for your future self. And in the meantime, all of your meal times will be filled with constant noise and annoyance from your dog.
If they’re not already, you’ll soon find your dog barking when you’re eating bacon, barking when you’re eating eggs, barking when you’re eating hamburgers, and barking when you’re eating steak. And the more you let them think they’re in charge, the more aggressive they could become with these demands.
But you can fix all of this much faster than it took you to get to this point. If you’d like to find out how to get to the root of their problems by addressing the dominance and demand barking, while also learning a quick command to get your dog to stop barking when you eat sausage (or anything else), go back to the first section now.
Can Dogs Eat Sausage?
Dogs can eat sausage, but you should do so cautiously and only in moderation. Sausage is typically very high in fat and salt both of which are not good for your dog’s long-term health. You’ll also frequently see large amount of spices in them which can lead to an upset stomach resulting in vomiting or diarrhea.
If you’d like to give your dog sausage, make sure it’s only on occasion and just a small amount. Be sure that it’s unseasoned, thoroughly cooked, and given to your dog only in small slices. Since many dogs like to eat so quickly, they should not have larger slices as they’ll be a choking hazard.
How Many Sausages Can Dogs Eat?
Dogs should only have a few small slices of sausage no more than once per week. Sausage contains lots of fat and very high levels of sodium, so it should not be a regular part of your dog’s diet. Be sure that any sausage you give to your dog is unseasoned (spices can upset their stomach) and served only in small slices (to avoid a choking hazard).
I’m sure you’re sick of being barked at when you eat, so I’ll let you begin now. Good luck with everything, and thank you for checking out our article “My Dog Barks When I Eat Sausage.”