(Closed) Constantly Barking Dog

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

we have bark collars… they bark and it sprays them with a citronella smelling thing. harmless and gets the job done.. but they know when it’s on and when it’s not on so if we don’t put it on they bark… we don’t like putting it on them much but sometimes they’re just in a barking mood and it’s the only way to keep them from doing it.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Do you scold the dog when she barks?  

Post # 5
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3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

also if we take it out of the drawer when they’re barking they’ll look at us and stop barking for the time being… it’s like they know it’s a threat of “if you don’t stop barking on your own, we’re going to force you to!!!”

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We got a bark collar a couple of months ago for our pitbull who would fight with the neighbor dog at the fence. I was pretty doubtful because our pit is thick and I didn’t think it would really phase him at all.

He got buzzed once and hasn’t barked since. He only wears it outside because I want him to bark inside. I don’t want him to learn that he can’t protect our house and bark at an intruder if it were to ever happen.

I think it beeps three times, each time is louder, and then you get buzzed on the fourth time. I hear it beep every now and then when he gets ready to bark but the second he hears the beep he sits down. It’s pretty amazing.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sam.stoinski:  I feel you on the yelling at them to get them to stop. I try not to do it as much anymore (although there are plenty of times I get frustrated and yell anyways) BUT I read somewhere that yelling at them = you barking with them.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@sam.stoinski:  A friend of ours used a vibrating collar (not the shock collars, the ones that are about as powerful as a cell phone vibrating). She said it worked for her.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sam.stoinski:  We have three as well and got the same collar for our other dog. We use the Guardian brand but I’m sure there are better ones.

Yelling at our dogs never did a thing. He was always too distracted to pay any attention to me and I couldn’t go drag him in because he’s stronger than I am. He is a completely different dog with his collar on.

Post # 15
Hostess
11178 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We tried one of those anti-bark noise machine things and it didn’t really work. At first my male pup was a bit confused and eventually learned to ignore it. We tried water spraying (they were amused), scolding (meh, didn’t really work) and other reprimand options.

For us the key to a quiet home was exercise daily (minimum 30 minutes) and a Thundershirt. Between the two my pup is calmer and more well behaved, less anxiety. Definitely check out the Thundershirt. They have a 100% no hassle return policy at any pet store if it just doesn’t work, give it at least a week.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you have neighbors near you then you really need to get this problem resolved as soon as possible for them. 

 

 Maybe your vet might have some ideas.

 

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