How do I get my dog to stop barking at the postman?

ellen d: How can I get my dog to stop barking at the postman?
Everyday, the postman comes, and everyday my dog goes bonkers and barks like crazy at him, jumps at the mail when it comes through the door, and chews at it. Even if I go outside to meet the postman, she still goes crazy, as soon as he makes it up to our street. I have tried a muzzle, as well as this thing that you spray that makes a loud noise, which stops her in her tracks, but the next day she is barking again.

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Answer by tasha..
try introduce the dog to the postman so she wont be so agressive towards him or the mail

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  1. bernabubble says

    Its not the postie thats bothering the dog it is the smell from the post apparently it messes up their senses and the get confused and go mental, thats why the dog eats the mail but stops barking when the postie goes away

  2. deranged_bee says

    I have no idea how to stop it, BUT I know the reason the dog is doing it.

    Barking at the postman is self-rewarding behaviour.
    The dog barks at the postman to chase it away from your yard. The postman (being a postman) leaves. Thus, the dog feels that it chased the postman away, and the behaviour is enforced.

    Get a mail catcher thing so your dog can’t get to the mail, and at least that way it won’t eat your mail.

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