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Discussion in 'Dogs - small breeds (toy) specific' started by mdman126, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. MonsterBailey

    MonsterBailey New Member

    oooooooooooooh i don't think you're going to get any advice from this board about one of those anti-bark collars..... :( You might want to do a little search on the net regarding those. Most animal lovers are against those...
  2. MyBabyShihPoo

    MyBabyShihPoo New Member

  3. puttin510

    puttin510 New Member

    Well I only know of one person that has used it. It works. Some dogs smarten up and realize that when its off they don't bark, when its on they don't. I don't know maybe you could try time outs when he barks excessively. Put him in his crate.
  4. MonsterBailey

    MonsterBailey New Member

    is that an agree or disagree, mybabyshih? :)
  5. gwen13

    gwen13 New Member

    there are citronella spray anti bark collars. they are not an electric bark collar so i don't think any animal lovers should be against them. instead they emit a foul-smelling [to dogs] spray at their nose everytime they bark. your dog will associate this distasteful occurence with the barking, without hurting him, and hopefully cease.
  6. MyBabyShihPoo

    MyBabyShihPoo New Member

    That would be an agree, Monster! :wink:

    I just think that pet owners sometimes rely on "quick fixes" more than they really should! Correcting a behavioral problem w/out quick fixes often does take a good amount of time, effort, patience, and consistence to be successful in correcting the behavior. However, more often than not, the more drawn out and time consuming behavior correction methods are better than the quick fixes! For example, people buy a shock collar to correct most of their dogs behavioral problems...jumping, barking, biting, chewing, growling, etc. Those particular behavioral problems, among others, are best corrected with the more drawn out correction methods, and require a different method for each problem. And for many people, they simply don't want to do the research and set forth the time and effort to correct with the better methods, which is unfortunate for both the human (b/c of backlash problems) and dog!

    Just recently I spoke with a gentlemen who was telling me how he corrects his dog's bad habit of jumping on people. He said that whenever the dog jumps on him, he lifts his knee up and knees the dog hard in the chest! And of course, since that inflicts pain on the dog, the dog immediately gets down. It works, right? Sure it does, but is that the best way to correct the behavior, absolutely not. The correction I use for dogs who have a habit of jumping on people involves more time, patience, effort, and consistency to fix. Such a method as I was taught to use and do, is by no means a quick fix as is the kneeing "method"...the quicker the fix, the more likely one is to find it attractive and preferable! Less work on your part = good...of course I don't agree with that, but it's a true statement for one too many people! Unfortunately, most (proper) behavioral corrections aren't, but it is the best option for dogs and their owners to invest that extra time and effort in doing it the "long way!"

    Alright, I've rambled on enough, I'll stop now! This is by no means meant to be a slam on anyone, I promise! In regards to the citronella spray anti-bark collars, yeah, I believe they are humane in comparison to the shock anti-bark collars, but I would be sure to exhaust all other positive and more drawn out methods to stop the excessive barking before using the collar (not to mention the confusion that is often brought upon the dog with the use of an anti-bark collar)!!!

    (The more drawn out the method, doesn't necessarily mean it's better, it just so happens that the vast majority of better/wiser behavioral correction methods happen to be drawn out and require more effort!)

    I would like to make mention of one last thing, really make a good assessment of your dog's barking - Is it just the normal barking (excluding the times that he's confined and unhappy, that'll continue until he realizes that he gets nothing positive in return despite his barking attempts), or is it EXCESSIVE and UNNECESSARY barking?

    Well, that's my opinion, for whatever it's worth, on this issue!!! :D
  7. mdman126

    mdman126 New Member


    well the citronella one is very expensive and i can not afford it, and the other ones i dont like because they are inhumane, for for now i just have to hang in there and think of some other ways to correct his problems.
  8. puttin510

    puttin510 New Member

    Maybe you could find one on ebay or something like that.
  9. mdman126

    mdman126 New Member

    thanks for the suggestion, i will wait for a while and see , he might culm down a little. and then take it from there. thanks again to all

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