Peeling is a veterinary surgery where tissue is removed from a dog’s vocal cords.
Peeling is a veterinary surgery that involves removing tissue from the dog’s vocal cords. This results in a lower dog voice when done correctly. He doesn’t stop barking as the word barking implies, but now the barking sounds like a whisper and is therefore not irritating to the neighbors of dog owners who often bark.
Peeling dogs is a controversial subject. Some feel that it is simply wrong to subject an animal to unnecessary surgery. In addition, they feel that the dog may be emotionally damaged by the loss of its voice. Most argue that with training, most dogs, even “barking” breeds, can be trained to bark less often. They see barking as a lazy and cruel method to make a dog quieter.
A dog’s bark will sound more like a whisper after barking.
Peeling advocates argue that the procedure saves the lives of many dogs that could be converted to pounds because of incessant barking. Some people acquire a dog that barks frequently and soon get into fights with neighbors who need to hear the dog bark at all hours of the day and night.
For some, this means trying to find the dog at another home, or simply sending it to the kennel. Since many dogs are never adopted and are euthanized, supporters see barking as a much better choice.
Alternatives to barking a noisy dog may include sending the animal to the kennel.
Furthermore, those who support barking also state that they feel that there is no significant evidence suggesting that barking causes emotional harm to the dog. Since the dog can still bark, albeit silently, he hasn’t had his main “warning weapon” stolen. Most barking dogs are subject to fewer protests and punishment from their owners; therefore, proponents of stripping suggest that stripped dogs are actually happier.
Dogs can be trained to reduce barking problems.
Misconceptions about the peeling results persist. Some dogs that have been peeled may bark frequently, sometimes incessantly. This sounds like a weak cough and can, in fact, be especially irritating to dog owners. Thus, dogs can be punished for barking even after barking.
Opponents of the procedure are partially correct in their assessment that most dogs can be trained not to bark often. Certain breeds are associated with barking more often and can be the most difficult to train. Also, barking means the dog cannot use its bark to alert owners of danger. However, in some cases, dogs consider almost anything that passes as danger, so any warnings with full barks will likely be ignored.