Playful dogs are a lot of fun, but an over-hyper dog can be problematic. Most of the time, the issue stems from boredom or a lack of stimulation. To address the situation, you need to assess the kind of activity your dog gets and the ways you’re interacting with him. Here are some simple tips you can try at home to help calm down your pooch.
Dogs are naturally protective. They see visitors as one of two things: friends or intruders. From a dog’s point of view, a postal worker/mailman who comes most days carrying packages with strange smells, and who is not introduced, is a trespasser! Their instinct kicks in and they start barking to eliminate the ‘threat’. Once the postal worker leaves, your dog feels relieved and like they have accomplished their task. This reinforces their behavior and they continue to repeat it.