Module 9 Correct Answers


Question 1

What is the main key to solving a problem with excessive barking?

  • To ensure that you have borrowed your kid’s Super Soaker and have it at the ready to spray your dog
  • Find something that you can throw at the dog
  • Yell and reprimand the dog
  • Determine and understand what is actually causing his behaviour 


Question 2

Once you have determined a cause for the barking, you have a greater chance of choosing the most effective solution. If the cause is the front door bell and he rushes to the door and barks uncontrollably, what should you do?

  • Approach your dog, grab his collar and give the command “quiet”
  • Force close his mouth with your hand, wrap your fingers around his muzzle and give the command
  • Praise the dog when he stops barking (or some other reward
  • A combination of all of the above
  • None of the above


Question 3

True or False? Improper confinement such as leaving a dog home alone in a locked room or crate or restricted tethering outdoors can cause the dog to be frustrated and induce barking?

  • True
  • False


Question 4

True or False ? Too much exercise can make a dog cranky and thus encourage him to be angry and bark?

  • True
  • False


Question 5

When you finally manage to stop your dog from barking by using any of the methods in this module, what is the first thing you should then do?

  • Celebrate by popping a cork on that champagne bottle you have stored in the fridge
  • Take a Panadol or similar painkiller to get rid of your headache
  • Give the puppy a reward
  • Phone the neighbors to apologise


Question 6

True or False? There are many techniques that are available to assist in deterring excessive barking from spraying him with water. It is recommended, however, that you only spray water after you have tried the effectiveness of shock collars. 

  • True
  • False