Dogs bark because they are undisciplined. In the wild, dogs seldom bark.
You got that right. The house behind us - two frikken yappy dogs all day long. Owner gone, owner home, doesn’t matter. (BTW - it is the OWNER that is undisciplined. Probably thinks it is cute?)
Our dog didn’t bark at all when we brought him home as a rescue puppy (large dog). Had to train him to bark a few times when people came to the door to 1) let me know as I can’t always hear the doorbell, and 2) to warn strangers away.
He still will sit quietly in the backyard with the yappy dogs on the other side of the fence and wonder what the heck they are yapping about.
I had a male Golden Retriever, 110lbs with no fat.
This guy barked, literally, maybe 3 or 4 times in his life.
He was the sweetest most loving dog I’ve ever owned.
When he did bark, it wasn’t some “RUFF RUFF RUFF” going on and on. The first time, it was a really slow and really deep RUUUUUUFFFFFF, that took time to build into a final RUUFF.
It was soo funny, because he actually scared himself.
He wasn’t a very smart dog, I admit.