A lot of dog owners face a mysterious problem which is dogs are barking at nothing, and there are many controversial discussions are out there on the internet for over many years regarding this issue. If you are a dog owner who faced this problem, then you might have asked yourself at some point that if your dog can see things, then why you can’t. Well, no need to wonder, many people tried to figure out the exact reason behind it, but the truth is dogs bark for all kinds of reason, they do many things that don’t need any logical reason.
Some Logical Reasons Behind Dogs Barking At Nothing
Their barking might be a response to a howl from a mile away (dogs can hear sounds four times farther away than humans), or they may be hungry, or a squirrel just chattered in the backyard. You may become frustrated for that, but you are not the only one, statistical data from the North Shore Animal League shows that 10 percent of all dogs are adopted from the United States shelters are eventually returned because of behavioral problems.
Now if you have noticed a compulsive barking from your dog, then they may have sensed a storm. They are more sensitive to the barometric pressure changes and a shift in the electrical field that comes before storms. We know the rain “smell” during the rain storm, & it is the smell of ozone, & dogs can smell the concentration of the chemicals farther away.
Their sense of hearing is very amazing, they can catch a sound twenty times more than us, & they can hear the vibration in storms. They also can anticipate any storms or earthquake, which means they can predict when they are coming.
The best & the easiest solution for this problem is to, ignore it & pretend that it is not happening, & if you can’t do it then you can play some white noise. If you give him/her some treat, then it will also reduce their unexplained barking.
Emily Anna is a dog lover who is studying Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science at University of Bristol. She is a regular author of this blog & also a former author of Lucky Pet Dogs and One Dog Day Care.