My dogs could not stop barking! I have tried everything, and nothing seems to work (except having a "white noise", which means having the T.V. or Radio on when we leave, which I heard muffles out the sounds from outside... I know they kinda stopped barking alot, I checked). Does anyone else have any tips, they are watchdogs so I believe barking is their natural instinct, but I need the barking to diminish.
UNless you invest in a citronella collar or a no bark collar for when you are gone from the house, there's little you can do to stop them from doing a behavior you aren't there to supervis e them. Just like I can't make my dog stay out of the trash if the can is not in a closet while I'm at work.
If the dogs are barking while you are at home and you can't get them to stop, you can put leash/collar on them, or use bark collar or citronella.. even squirt them with water or shake a can of rocks to startle them out of it.
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What is a cintronella collar? I've heard of the bark coller...is it effective? My dog is well behaved, however we started putting all three dogs in the laundry room at night (when they were sleeping in our bedroom) our cardi barks to get my attention and I don't know how to stop this behavior at night. He has big feet and we have hardwood floors in our bedroom. He walks around and we don't sleep well when he is in our room. (he used to sleep with us until he got too big) He has a nice dog bed but seems to not be able to just go to sleep in his bed right off....We decided to put all 3 in the laundry room with their toys, beds, a nightlight...water, etc...Would you suggest a shock collar?
I use to have a lab that barked no matter what we did. We were very active with him so tiring him out didn't even work. I tried the bark collar and the rocks in a can and nothing worked but we didn't want to use a shock collar so a trainer suggested a muzzle. It seemed cruel to me but our neighbors were starting to complain so I had to do something. It of course worked because he couldn't bark with it on. We would leave it on for a little while and remove it. After about a week, all we had to say was muzzle and he would stop barking. Just a suggestion.
I myself wouldn't use a shock bark collar maybe try this. This is the spray/citronella collar. I have one for Daisy, my daughters Beagle. She barks at the wind, leaves, bugs or what ever she sees outside. It works well.
I use bark collars, electronic ones. I have very high drive dogs. I find the collars bring thier drives down. So they actually are calmer. Teaching the dog what the collar means can be stressful on the dog. They worry because they do not know at first why they got shocked. But once the get it, They just do not bark. After a few months most of my dogs get dummy collars. just wearing the dummy collar keeps them quiet.
I know a lot of people consider them harsh, but I look at it from the point of view of me having to scold them more often. What's worse...one big shock...or nagging for thier entire life. I have not found any method that keeps a dog that likes to hear the sound of thier own voice quiet without something as powerful as electrity. And I have seen citronella collars work and not work. I have seen extreme dogs bark right throw powerful shock collars also, as if it did not even phase them.
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