01-04-2013, 08:48 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
It doesn't matter how big the yard it, he still needs to be exercised, and that means that you need to play with him and walk him.
By anyone's standards my yard is very large. Yet when I still had both my dogs and they were younger all they'd do 90% of the time is lay around. Both were very energetic dogs, both loved to walk, run, and play, but the yard was boring. They knew the yard, they knew what was in it, they knew what smells were in it, so they'd lay around sleep most of the time, and wait for me to play with them, or take them for a walk. Your dog is doing the same thing. The house is more boring then the yard, so he wants to go out, once out he's releasing pent up energy and boredom by barking.
When you get home, take him for a nice long walk, at least 30 minutes, then when you get him back home play with him some more, then give him a 10 or 15 minute training session, and see if he still wants to go out in the backyard and bark his head off.