While some of these methods have shown good success, they are not designed to replace patience and kindness, which are necessary to the proper training of any dog.
A dog's bark is its way of communicating with the outside world. While there are many good reasons to bark, excessive barking may be caused by:
As with people, some dogs talk more than others. This problem can often be corrected through various training methods.
If your dog is an outside dog, buy or build him a doghouse. This not only blocks off outside noise that may cause him to bark needlessly, but also provides protection and security for the dog.
If you don't mind your dog inside the house, allow him to be with the family (inside) more often. This will give the dog the security of being part of the family.
Please remember that no one likes to listen to a dog's barking hour after hour, and with a little time and patience, your dog need not bark excessively.