“Golden Retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and considering the size of their hearts and their irrepressible joy in life, they are less likely to bite than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in greeting,” says Dean Koontz, a prominent trainer of Golden Retrievers.

Because of that, it is just right to know certain reasons why your Goldens bark a lot.

Common Reasons Why Your Golden Retriever Bark A Lot


Golden retrievers, particularly those young ones, like to play and are excited all the time. They mostly express their excitement through barking.


Golden retrievers also bark if they feel boredom, physical pain or even an urgent call of nature. Distress barking usually continues and protracted until the dog’s problem will get resolved.


Golden retrievers are peaceful almost all the time. However, once in a while, they also show signs of aggression. These are the times that they feel threatened especially when they see strangers. Most of the time, they will do slow barking and growling when they feel aggression.

There are a lot of factors that cause Golden retrievers to bark but through the right upbringing and training, this barking habits of dogs can be curb. As for Golden retrievers, if they are brought in an aggressive environment, they will surely bark more and show more anger.

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