Cavoodles, like other dog species, use barking to communicate with each other. The question is, how much do Cavoodles bark?
Barking is a means to communicate
Cavoodles bark when they’re hungry, fussy, or just plain bored. It’s important as a Cavoodle owner to take note of when you Cavoodle barks, so you can best see to their needs. Once you determine the why they bark, you will see a drastic decrease in the amount that your Cavoodle barks. Of course, this may turn into a habit, where your Cavoodle will bark to get what they want.
It is possible you can unintentionally train your Cavoodle to bark for things. For example, let’s say your Cavoodle barks. You notice that their food dish is empty, so you fill it. After a few days, your Cavoodle learns that barking means food, so they’ll bark when it’s not close to meal time. This is, of course, an extreme example laced in exaggeration, but it can – and does – happen in some situations. Thankfully, some training is all that’s needed to break your Cavoodle of this habit.
How much do Cavoodles bark normally?
Generally, your Cavoodle won’t bark any more than another dog. They aren’t howlers, unlike Beagles and other hunting dogs, which is great for you and your neighbors. While they aren’t guard dogs, they’ll probably bark at unknown noises out on the street. All in all, you can certainly train your dog to bark less, but looking for a dog that doesn’t bark at all is impossible.
How to lessen your Cavoodle’s barking
If your Cavoodle just barks for no good reason, and it’s absolutely impossible to get them to stop, there are several good training tricks to help keep your Cavoodle from barking. One of them includes training your Cavoodle to go find something instead of barking. If you can train your Cavoodle to find a toy, chances are they’ll be more distracted looking for the toy than to bark at whatever happens to be annoying them at the moment.
Cavoodles are great for training
If you do find that you need to train your Cavoodle to stop barking, they are fantastic learners. Cavoodles are smart dogs, and they’ll very quickly pick up when you don’t want them to bark. It may take some time at first, but once you make it clear when you do and don’t want your Cavoodle to bark, the rest will fall into place. Positive reinforcement and lots of patience will help your Cavoodle get back on the right track.
Cavoodles are generally quiet dogs
As far as barking dogs go, Cavoodles are one of the quietest dogs to own. They’re more content to nap than they are to bark at things outside. They are also among the friendliest dogs to own. If you want a quiet, laid back dog, there is no better dog than the Cavoodle!