It is not uncommon for Maltese dog owners to wonder why their furry little friends bark at everything, all the time. The answer is quite simple: dogs can bark for a number of reasons, some external, such as stimuli that trigger territorial behavior, and others internal, such as fear, frustration, or boredom.
There is no exact time when Maltese start having uncontrolled barking attacks because not everyone grows up in the same environment. However, some of the triggers for barking can be identified easily:
The barking serves the dogs, among other things, to release stress. Although it is very difficult to determine when a dog becomes a barker due to stress, it is common to find barking dogs in situations that are undoubtedly very stressful for them.
Some Maltese are so enthusiastic about certain things that they cannot help but bark. This enthusiasm is a form of stress but can be used to teach the dog new things.
If your Maltese dog spends most of his life in isolation in a garden or yard, or is left alone all day while you go to work, he may well start barking out of boredom. This situation is usually very difficult to solve because you are not present when your dog barks.
If your Maltese barks out of frustration, it’s because he feels helpless or unable to get something (like opening a door or reaching for a toy), which is very common in this breed of small dog.