How to Stop Dog Barking at Jacuzzi
You just want to relax and enjoy a soak, but you can’t because your dog won’t stop barking at you in the jacuzzi! Why do they have to ruin your nice evening? Why does your dog bark at you in the hot tub? Do they want in? Can dogs get in the hot tub safely? Are they trying to warn you? Are dogs scared of jacuzzis?
Today, we’re going to answer all of the questions you have about this obnoxious issue. And of course, we’ll cover what you’re really interested in: how to stop your dog from barking at you in the jacuzzi. Soon, you’ll be able to have a great time without your dog bothering you! Keep reading below for our article “How to Stop Dog Barking at Jacuzzi!”
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How to Stop Dog Barking at Us in the Jacuzzi
To stop dog barking at you in the jacuzzi:
- Teach your dog the “quiet” command to use whenever they bark at you in the jacuzzi or at any other time you need them to be silent.
- To do this, take your dog somewhere you know they’ll likely bark like the park with plenty of small treats.
- When your dog starts to bark, say “quiet” in a calm and positive voice. If they respond and become silent while also paying attention to you reward them with a treat and praise right away.
- But if your dog continues to bark or quickly resumes, then hide a small treat in the palm of your hand.
- Place your hand right by your dog’s nose. They’ll still be able to pick up the scent even within your hand and will stop barking to investigate 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 small treat.
- If they keep being silent and are paying you their attention, keep rewarding them with praise and treats.
- But if they again start to bark or are not paying attention, repeat the process of hiding a treat within your fist, placing it by their nose, and pausing until they quit their barking and focus on you.
- Always make sure to wait until they’ve quit barking and are paying you all their attention, and then say “quiet” before you reward them with any treats or praise.
- This creates a positive connection for your dog with the “quiet” command, and with staying quiet and giving you their complete attention.
- With consistency, repetition, and patience, you should be able to get them to respond with only the “quiet” command, and it will no longer be necessary to put your hand by their mouth.
- When your dog is doing well with just the command, then you should start lengthening the duration of time you pause until you reward them.
- Start by pausing for 1-2 seconds, then as they do well move that up to 5 seconds, and so on.
- you’ll no longer need to reward your dog with praise and food, and they will become silent and pay attention to you just by you giving the command.
This will get your dog to stop barking at you in the jacuzzi, but you’ll still need to do something about their misbehavior which was rooted in their underlying issues with anxiety. 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 every time that your dog barks at you in the jacuzzi, they are clearly telling you that they don’t respect you in this leadership role.
If they did, they wouldn’t bark when you’re in the jacuzzi and then ignore you when you try to get them to be quiet. They wouldn’t engage in any other types of anxiety-related misbehavior. And they would obey your commands at all times — happily — and they would do so immediately.
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 changes happen.
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 confusion and worry that their anxiety problems are currently burdening them with every single second of every single day.
That sounds terrific, don’t you agree?
“Yeah, of course, but how do I actually do this?”
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 all you’ll need to know in ways that are very simple to understand and teach to your own dog, and he gets right to the point so that you can start seeing these important 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 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 at Us in the Hot Tub?
Your dog barks at you in the hot tub because you being in there makes them very anxious, and they let this out through barking. They are worried for you because not only are you in the water — which scares many dogs — but the water is behaving in a very weird way. They are scared and want you to get out of the hot tub.
Dogs have very strong senses. They can tell that the hot tub is at a high temperature, and also that it has a strong smell of chemicals. Remember that dogs have an extremely acute sense of smell, so while you may not be able to smell what is used to treat the water in the hot tub, or maybe barely can, the odor is very noticeable and distressing to your dog.
But if your dog is barking at you in the hot tub and then will just not quit even when commanded to do so, then it’s more than just a ruined evening — it’s a sign that your dog does not respect your leadership. That’s because you’re giving them a direct order to behave, and they’re ignoring it. They are showing you that they feel that they are in charge, and that they make the decisions.
I’m sure you can see how this quickly will become a very significant issue in your household. If it hasn’t already, the problem will soon grow and spread and you’ll find your dog misbehaving at other times as well. Your dog will bark at you in the pool, bark while you’re mowing the lawn, or bark to demand breakfast. Imagine how distressing life will be then!
To stop your dog from barking at you in the hot tub — and at any other time also — go back to the first section now where we have the exact steps you need to follow to end all of this disobedience for good.
Can Dogs Get in the Hot Tub?
Dogs cannot get in the hot tub due to the chemicals found in them as chlorine and bromine. These can be very harmful to a dog’s eyes, ears, and skin. Your dog could also easily overheat, with most hot tubs heated at 102 degrees Fahrenheit or more. A dog that gets in the hot tub could suffer heatstroke, or have an extreme reaction if they swallowed any of this very hot water.
Hot tubs are dangerous to dogs and you should never allow yours in one. Take great care to replace the cover to your hot tub when it is not in use, and do not allow them to get into it with you, even if they are very strong swimmers. If they jump in, immediately remove them and place them inside or somewhere safe.
Are Dogs Scared of Jacuzzis?
Dogs are scared of jacuzzis in some cases. They are confusing because dogs are not used to seeing water behave in this way. Many dogs are also scared of all types of water. They are also able to smell the strong chemicals that are used to treat the water in a jacuzzi such as chlorine and bromine, even if the scent is undetectable to you.
I’m sure you’re looking forward to your dog being quiet while you’re in your hot tub, so I’ll let you begin now. Best of luck, and we hope you found our article “How to Stop Dog Barking at Jacuzzi” helpful!