Dogs display a number of unusual behaviors and as a dog owner you have probably experienced some at one point. One of these behaviors is dog barking and backing away.
It is confusing to see your dog barking and barking away, as well as concerning especially if you’re not sure what’s causing the behavior.
We’ll go over the various reasons why a dog barks and backs away, tips for addressing this behavior, and when to seek help.
Why is my dog barking and backing away?
Dog barking and backing away happens due to fear, anxiety, pain due to illness or injury, territorial behavior, protective behavior, playfulness, separation anxiety. It is important to identify the underlying cause of the behavior, so that you can then take appropriate action to fix it.