editing audio clip (project)

HI guys,

I have a project on editing an dog bark audio clip.
got a clip from the net and edited it a bit, but it was unsatisfactory. i need help on cleaning the audio and making the dog bark seem closer
because it sounds though as if its 10m away, i would like it to sound life like. How do i go about this?

i have attached the mp3 file. any help is highly appreciated.

Thank you

Is this the original file?
If so, you’ll better keep on searching. It has an inferior quality. Furthermore, it is 6 dB over the clipping limit.
Search for a *.wav file.

Have a look on Freesound.org