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Maltipoos, the delightful blend of Maltese and Poodle, often come with a charming personality and a tendency to vocalize. Understanding why Maltipoos bark and employing gentle, natural methods can help address this behavior effectively. Let’s explore some holistic approaches to managing Maltipoo barking, without the use of bark collars, and incorporating calming music or specialized TV programs designed for dogs.

Understanding Maltipoo Barking Behavior

Maltipoos, like many small breeds, are alert and social by nature. Their barking may stem from a variety of reasons, including responding to perceived threats, seeking attention, or expressing anxiety or excitement. Recognizing these triggers is the first step in addressing their barking tendencies. The Maltese hailing from Malta were bred in part to be guard dogs and with the job description of protecting- they use one of their resources which is their mouth to bark to signal potential and perceived threats and danger and scare off potential predators. In a modern city environment triggers for barking can include the doorbell, certain sounds in the hallway, strangers or delivery people as well as other dogs or critters.

Natural Remedies for Managing Maltipoo Barking

  1. Regular Exercise and Mental Stimulation: Engage your Maltipoo in daily physical exercise and mental enrichment activities. Interactive play, puzzle toys, and obedience training can help alleviate boredom and excess energy, reducing the likelihood of incessant barking.
  2. Calming Herbs and Supplements: Certain herbs and supplements, such as chamomile, valerian root, and CBD oil, have calming properties that can help relax anxious or excitable dogs. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the appropriate dosage and administration method for your Maltipoo.
  3. Positive Reinforcement Training: Use positive reinforcement techniques to reinforce desired behaviors and discourage excessive barking. Reward your Maltipoo with treats, praise, and attention when they remain calm and quiet, and redirect their focus when they start barking excessively.
  4. Creating a Calming Environment: Establish a serene and secure environment for your Maltipoo by minimizing stressors and providing comforting stimuli. Play soothing music specifically designed for dogs or consider leaving on a television channel programmed for canine viewers, such as DogTV, which offers calming visuals and sounds tailored to canine preferences.


Managing Maltipoo barking requires patience, consistency, and a compassionate understanding of your dog’s needs. By incorporating natural remedies, positive reinforcement training, and environmental enrichment, you can help your Maltipoo feel more relaxed and content, leading to a quieter and happier household for both you and your furry friend. Remember to consult with a professional trainer or veterinarian for personalized guidance and support in addressing your Maltipoo’s barking behavior.

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