Barrier frustration is a state of anxiety or frustration that dogs experience when they are prevented from accessing something they want, such as a person, another animal, or a toy, that is on the other side of a fence or other barrier.
Common signs of barrier frustration include:Excessive barking,Lunging,Pacing,Digging,Chewing,Aggression.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to barrier frustration, including:Lack of socialization,Lack of exercise Fear or anxiety,Boredom.
There are a number of things you can do to manage barrier frustration, including:Socialize your dog from a young age,Provide your dog with regular exercise.
Avoid taking your dog to places where they are likely to experience barrier frustration.If you must take your dog to a place where they will be exposed to triggers, keep them on a leash and by your side.
Desensitize your dog to triggers by gradually exposing them to them in a safe and controlled environment.Provide your dog with plenty of opportunities to exercise and play.
Barrier frustration is a common behavioral problem in dogs, but it is manageable with patience and consistency. By following the tips above, you can help your dog stay calm and relaxed, and prevent barrier frustration from escalating into other behavioral problems.