Dog Barking and Dog Walking

At Paws to Consider our dog walkers work with 6-8 dogs every day from all over Boston (Jamaica Plain, Brookline, West Roxbury, Roxbury, Roslindale, and Mission Hill) and communication with each dog is important in building the dog-dog walker bond! Each dog has a unique voice, but there are many commonalities among the various types of dogs barks. Here is a list of reasons for dog barking:

Territorial Barking – Often times barking in response to people, dogs or animals within or around a dogs territory

Alarm Barking – Often in response to noises and sounds to alert you

Attention Seeking Barking – To gain attention or rewards, such as food or toys

Greeting Barking – Greeting people or other dogs, often done with excitement

Socially Facilitated Barking – Barking in response to other dogs barking, often occurs in a social context

Frustration Induced Barking – When placed in a frustrating situation, such as not being able to access playmates or being confined

As dog walkers we deal with all sorts of barks everyday, and being able to better understand a dogs bark can help you better communicate with the pup!


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Monday - Sunday      9:00AM - 9:00PM


Walking Hours          10:00AM - 4:00PM

Bonded and Insured

We provide service to our clients 7 days a week and will be there when you can’t, to love your pet (almost) as much as you do! Paws to Consider is fully insured and bonded, and a proud member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS).

Paws To Consider

24 Hall St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Phone:           +1 617-983-5434