Monthly Archives: December 2014

Why does my dog bark at the doorbell?

There are several reasons your dog barks when the dog bell rings.  While it might be annoying, particularly when coupled with lunging and jumping, he is trying to alert you and protect you. Here’s why your dog reacts to the doorbell ringing: It’s Exciting and it Interrupts their Activities A ringing doorbell means something new is going to happen. It is a change of the daily routine.  A doorbell ringing interrupts your dog from their activity: eating, playing, sleeping, etc  and the noise of the ringing doorbell was a rude awakening. Whatever the interpretation of the interruption, it is still … Continue reading

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