What Your Dog's Barking Means 

Rapid staccato barking indicates alarm, excitement or as a warning.

Short Sharp Barks  

One bark repeated signals a dog's desire for attention and interaction.

Repeated Single Barks

Longer, drawn-out barks express a dog's anxiety, frustration or feeling threatened.

Extended Barks

High-pitched rapid barking shows a dog is on high alert or has detected an intruder.

High Pitched Barks

During play, dogs let out staccato barks interspersed with growls and yips.

Playful Barking

Dogs left alone may bark repeatedly out of boredom and loneliness.

Boredom Barking

Dogs bark happily with tail wags to greet owners and show excitement.

Greeting Barks 

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