(Closed) Anti Bark Color

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh man… I can’t imagine 2 breeds that would be HARDER to stop barking than a beagle and a basset!  You really have your work cut out for you.

I have a neighbour who uses the collar, and I’ve read an article about them online too, and some of the troubles people have had.  Evidently the instructions are not super clear that you should not leave them on all the time like a regular collar.  The metal nodes that touch the neck can cause necrosis if left on all the time, and one story I read they spent over $1200.00 on very painful surgery having to remove chunks of dead skin from the dog’s neck!  Awful.  

Having said that, they can be very effective is used for short periods of time.  In your case, I would put the collar on him ONLY during times he barks the most.  If you’re putting him outside for a hour or so, then put the collar on, but take it off when he comes in, and you’re available to correct his barking yourself.  If he barks on walks, put it on for the walk only etc… etc…

Post # 4
1348 posts
Bumble bee

I only have experience with the citronella ones, and I didn’t know the dogs before they used them but they still barked a lot. A simple  spray bottle might work better. I wouldn’t personally use a shock collar, like an actual Milgram experiment, I know they’re supposed to be safe, but I wouldn’t shock a person, so I wouldn’t shock a dog either…

Post # 5
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


I’ve used a bark collar for my boston terrier.  He goes nuts when we come home and we live in an apartment.  I tried all kinds of other methods, but nothing worked.  Terriers are stubborn. 

It is actually the shock kind, BUT I had Fiance test the shock before I put it on him 🙂  It’ll wake you up, but it’s not exceptionally painful.  Plus, it graduates.  A little tingle for the first bark, and then graduating to a pretty sharp shock if he keeps barking. 

It helps, but it didn’t stop him entirely. 


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