When we wanted ours to stop barking we were refused a bark collar, citronella, vibration, sound and shock. We wanted an audible one. There are stand alone systems that let out sound though when your dog barks.
We came up with a word for barking, taught it, and then taught no barking. We let her bark twice and tell her thank you *for telling us about whatever*
***Edited By: mafiaprincess on 3/8/2005 3:54:42 PM*** Reason: cant spell
We use a bark collar but it only work if she was wearing it. And it not good to leave them on all the time, it could hurt the dog. I would do what the previous post suggested and teach a word then teach no bark
I just put on Kiba's new citronella collar this evening. It's working good. She's still barking but is doing it a little less. She barks.. it sprays.. and she tries to back up from it. Hopefully this isnt a loophole for the collar to "work".
there is no reason why you could not use a vibrate coller for your dog. If the stores are that picky just o not tell them your dogs age. Vibrating collars simply vibrate like a beeper it is a way to distract the dog really is all. Most dogs don't like it so they stop the barking.
I don't think anti-bark collars are effective or safe. Most likley, as soon as the collar comes off, the barking will begin and there's no reason to punish for a regular dog behavior I think you should train speak and hush. Punishment, even yelling (sounds like barking to a dog) is not effective at all so my opinion is to do your best at speak and hush, as soon as your dog starts barking say speak, and praise, distract them and once thier quiet say hush and make a BIG thing of it! Bigger that when you said speak, play a game, give them treats all of thier favorite things!
Some dogs don't respond well to verbal training when it comes to accessive barking and the collars work wonders with many dogs. I used a shock colar on my dobe over the last week and now it is off and the problem has not resurfaced.