debarking

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debarking

surgical removal of all or part of the vocal cords; practiced in the dog to reduce a barking nuisance. Called also devocalization.
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dE-BARK will assist hapless owners to understand whether their pets are expressing alarm, frustration, hunger, sadness, desire, or that most confusing of animal vocalizations, the desire to express themselves.
If dE-BARK translates dog speech into human speech, then "Knowing When to Stop" is about the ways in which dogs can translate human truths into a language that people can finally understand.
But, de-barked dogs still make a noise, and we would never de-bark a dangerous dog.