I had enough. The dogs were barking at every little noise. The vcr would stop and they would bark like crazy. I was really worried my neighbors were going to get upset. It was getting hard to make phone calls they would start up when I was on the phone sometimes. So I looked around and found the Super Bark Breaker by Amtek. OMG what a lifesaver or should I say ear saver. It worked right from the get go!! Jeffery came home from school and walked in the door without the dogs barking like junk yard dogs. I got home tonight and no barking.. I am in heaven!! I bet my neighbors are too!! The dogs bark and it sets off a little short squeal. You can set the sensitivity. I am so happy I had to share!
Northwest Michigan, Toy and Mini Poodles, Schnauzer, 2 chessies, some birds, and horses.
I know how you feel, Luke had serious seperation anxiaty.. so bad I had to concider maybe putting him down.. But know after 3 months of real hard work He's finally realized that I will be coming home again.. Now instead of an anxious dog running around my feet when I leave, He goes and lies down, and when I come home , he stretches and yawns instead of jumping and howling.
But know my poodle has started upp again.. Sometimes I feel like ringing that little buggers neck... grrr... Just because she thinks I'll yell at luke intead when I get home or something.. She hasn't done that for years and know when he's stopped she started... going to try the lemon stuff bark thingy this weekend.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
You have only started the process!!! The dogs will get use to it and ignore it if you don't complete the trainnig process!!! Do the following. When your dog does not bark reward it immediately!!! Create situation where the dog will bark and when the unit squeeks and the dogs stop barking reward immediately. This will reinforce the behavior of "not Barking" You have discovered a good tool now make good use of it to train not as a cure!!
The "noise" I believe will become associated classically with treats. or become a predictor of treats coming...like a clicker. I think the dog will be clueless that you are rewarding nothing (non-barking). But you are setting up good foundation work for a dog trainer to come in, use a little compulsion, and look like a miracle worker.
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I 100% agree with Gunny. Well here it is several days later. I am still very happy with my product. Like I said I was really concerned with the barking while I wasn't home to correct it for the most part. I can honestly say the barking now is very minimal when I am here, no more trying to correct dogs while I am in another room or on the phone. Many a poor caller has had their ears cleaned out by mom commanding quiet. lol It's funny the cats are actually calmer without the crew barking over them jumping down from something and making the thump sound.
Northwest Michigan, Toy and Mini Poodles, Schnauzer, 2 chessies, some birds, and horses.
wow, im going to check into this- Daisy barks at everything! sounds and cars and anything that makes a noise she barks and barks and barks and barks and barks ... you get the idea.... i tried the water bottle which works on Bentley but Daisy just looks around like saying wow its raining- she dont care. Bentley doesnt bark hardly anymore and i think its because Daisy barks so much that he thinks he doesnt have to. he walks away from her because she just barks and alerts him and he goes to the door barking and sees theres nothing there and then he walks away and Daisy is still barking- I noticed it isnt as bad now that we found a mini blind to cover our full length window in our front door, so she coudlnt see what was going on out there, its better but then she watches out the slider and barks - it drives us crazy - and i watched a eposode of ceaser the dog guy and it was about barking like my dogs do and they say that they bark more and more when you yell at them and they can tell you are tense. but of coarse he makes things look so easy but it doesnt work that well when we try things here. but im going to go on line and try and find this. how do you keep up with this training tho so tehy dont get use to it and then it doesnt work for them anymore? i give my dogs treats for every good thing they do and they know it- they will go potty and get a treat and they will sit and look at me for a treat- they are treat hounds but treats dont work for them barking- i only thought there was like shock collars out there which im not willing to use on my dogs.but this maybe can work? i hope so
First off will it really hurt to humor me and try my advice or would you rather wait and see that a few weeks or months down the road I was right and your dogs ignore the "beep" then you will have to resort to something far more uncomfortable such as a shock collar. What happens when your dog goes to another room where there is no "beep"? GUNNY: You are absolutely 100% incorrect!!! Your so-called perception of the dog doing nothing and being rewarded for it shows that just as in the other post you made, regarding conditioning, you really do not understand the process totally. I'm tired of enlightening people like yourself that seem to know it all already! How can anyone say that a dog stopping its barking is a dog doing "nothing" and that it is not an action or behavior that can be rewarded and clasically connected to such? You can't, as a human, pick and choose what a dogs perception is! I suppose a dog that "backs off" an aggressive posture is doing nothing also and according to you can't be rewarded for that!!! Here's an example that everyone has seen. The sit/stay command. I suppose that you can't reward the dog for staying because it is actually doing "nothing". Or it will connect the reward with the sit command and not the stay because the dog did "nothing" in between the two!!! Your biggest problem is that you are a human and you fail in thinking simply enough to understand what does and doesn't work with dogs!!! Congratulations you have just shown that you are one of those who choose to complicate their dogs life with your intelligence!
Dr Hogan, I don't think you need to be so angry, it really just makes people turn away and not listen. I as well do get upset with some posts, especailly if they are cruel or needless. I personnally can think of other ways to accomplish this no bark task, I have experimented with bark collars on my dogs, and they don't always work, or the effectiveness wears off. My male would totally ignore it, and my female sometimes would still bark. The bark collar is really for someone who doesn't really have the time to retrain the dogs to stop barking, cause lets face facts, it will be time consumeing and sometimes difficult for the average person to handle. Kind of like Home cooked meal vs Mc 'Donalds, one much easier and quicker then the other.(One is better for you) I think the best course of action would to use clicker training. Start with say with recorded sounds (on low) and start rewarding for the right reactions ( no bark) and slowly over a period of time increase the volume/sounds. The collar were talking about gives off a beep, I'll assume its loud, I do think it may be to confuseing in general, the dog may have a fear response to the beep (or panic) and you may just be rewarding the response to the beep, so you need to be careful. When your rewarding a dog for a certain response, its better when the dog is offering it on his own, and not forced, this may be what Gunny meant.
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LTM told me of her success, I bought one and it has been working like a charm for over a week now for my 3. Beau was clever enough to know that if he REALLY wants to bark, all he has to do is go around the corner of the house and he won't get beeped at, but only does this once in a while.
Since they are outside barkers and bark at planes, butterflies, grass and people, I felt it was worth a try.
No more barking frenzies! Occasional barking is fine, lets folks know they are here. It's the barking their fool heads off, run in the house, cool off, dash out after a few minutes and repeat the process all over, 100s of times a day. 3 Pyrs can make one HECK of a racket and they start at 4 in the morning!
After the 1st day, I've only had to turn it one once in a while. Can I tell you how NICE it is not to have to break my neck running to the sliding glass doors to chase them in through the doggie door before they wake the neighborhood at 4 a.m.?
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