Nicolas asked in PetsDogs · 8 years ago

How should my puppies barks sound?

My golden Labrador is 2 months old. We're slightly confused about how her barks should sound. What we make out to be a "bark" could actually be a cough because it sounds alot like one. However we have already heard her cough, and her "bark's" and coughs are different, so we are not sure what her "bark's" actually are. We have heard her do a proper bark which sounds more like what we would expect, but she has only barked this bark 3 times ever. We need to find out what her barks really are or what they should sound like.

7 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    What has she barked at in the past? Try and put her in the same situation and see if she barks again.

  • 8 years ago

    I've owned three Goldens and they didn't have a regular bark until they were around 6 months old. Before that time there was very little vocalization, however when an actual bark developed it was very low and intimidating. Most Golden Retrievers do very little nuisance barking it's mostly alert barking and if you can't see them when you hear them bark you would think the bark was coming from a very big vicious dog, yet they are such pussycats.

  • Golden Labrador. There is no such thing. Labs come in Yellow, Black, and Chocolate only. You have a dark yellow lab.

    No two dogs bark exactly alike. If your dog's bark is raspy and cough-like then that is just what it will be. Of course it will change and possibly get deeper as it gets older.

    Source(s): Vet tech Owner of 7 dogs Dog rescuer
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    All dogs bark differently.

    She's a young puppy, so her bark may sound amusing, low or even weak, it will get better as she ages.

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  • 5 years ago

    It's the owner that needs to learn how to train the dog, so sending it away to be trained means it will work for the trainer, but when it gets home the owner will probably do everything wrong and the dog will not respond correctly. Learn how to train your dog obedience

    Part of the fun in having a well trained dog is learning to train it correctly yourself. That is also the most rewarding. Some people send dogs away for specialist training, like sheep herding, protection work or gundog training, but even then, that is the lazy way out and good trainers do their own training to get what they want from their own dogs.

    However it is always more productive to train your dog under a good instructor, especially if you are not experienced

  • 8 years ago

    Every dogs bark is different. Just like people have individual voices.

    Source(s): Pug and Boston Terrier breeder 20yrs.
  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): Original Dog Traner Program
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