So is your dog a barker or a non barker? And what breed? I am just curious as to what dogs are barkers and compare the breeds. Ya know how they say all little dogs are barkers or all terriers are barkers? My pittie isn't much of a barker, but he does bark a couple times when spooked or alerting me of a visitor at the door. My chihuahua is a HUGE barker. She likes the sound of her own voice. She will even sit there and bark at NOTHING when she gets bored especially when everyone is asleep. She barks at strangers, vehicles, a leaf falling from a tree, a bird, etc. But it all depends on how bored she is at the moment. Having a newborn brought into the house very soon, an e-collar will be in place for her. As far as previous dogs go. My chow barked very rarely and he made more of a howling sound/growl. My rottie barked, well... never, unless I gave her the "speak" command. My other previous chihuahua, a male, did bark, but only when I came home from work or if he seen another dog and thats it. So what about your dogs????