I love getting woke up around 3am to my dogs barking like crazy in the back yard...,.My first thought is always...What Now???
Found this article on why our dogs bark....
The Four Main Reasons:
1. They're Startled by Something: You can tell if it's fear-based.., because their ears are usually back, and their tail is between their legs.
2. Their Territory Is Threatened. This is what happens at my house...when a racoon or a opossum is in the yard...dogs see it as THEIR place...
3. They Need Something. As in, they're hungry, they're bored, they're hurt, their favorite toy is stuck under the couch, or they need to go outside.
4. They Want Attention. It's play time!!!!