(Closed) Bark collars: The pros and cons? I need some info before I see in-laws.

posted 11 years ago in Pets
  • poll: What do you think about shock collars for "bark training"?

    I think they are cruel and inhumane.

    I think they are effective when used correctly.

  • Post # 31
    1524 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Do you have a trustworthy friend who would be willing to pet sit for a few days?

    Post # 32
    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Shock collars are inhumane and I definitely would be making it clear to them that you are against them.  It is their home you stay in though and they are irritated by the noise so I would take this in to consideration.  Perhaps take the dog for extra long walks to exhaust the need to bark excessively.


    Post # 33
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2021 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

    The citronella collar should come with an extra canister that you can use to refill the collar.  We sold ours on ebay after she stopped barking so much, so I recommend checking there!

    Post # 34
    719 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I second the noise frequency one!

    I have it, and believe me, it works.  You can also push the button manually when the dog barks in case it doesn’t go off on its own.  This worked really well for me.

    It just emits a high pitched sound that only the dog can hear, and they stop immediately.

    Although I do know of people who have used shock collars, and they do work.  I don’t think it’s inhumane if used properly, and on a low setting.  Someone already stated here that they tried it first on themself.. I doubt it’s that bad on a low setting.

    While it’s your dog, it’s their house, and if your dog has a barking problem, I understand where they are coming from.

    I don’t think it will confuse your dog at all, they know when the collar is on or not, they’re smart and catch on quickly. 

    Post # 35
    5259 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I agree with camrie.

    As she alluded to- it is difficult to take a dog to someone else’s house.  I think some posters maybe aren’t realizing that when you are a guest, you pretty much have to follow the rules of the house.  I would consider boarding your dog if it is a problem.  Good luck!

    oh- I just saw that you didn’t like the kennel options available.  Hm.  It will work out, don’t worry.  When I got my dog I never wanted to spank her.  Or even yell.  Well, that was BEFORE I was a dog owner.  🙂 

    Post # 36
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @mrs.peters.to.be: the citronella collar is pretty bad too, it’s like being hit in the face with pepper spray. I’ve seen dogs that bark until the spray runs out so that they can bark whenever they want without being sprayed.

    I would suggest using positive reinforcement, rather than negative. If you wouldn’t do it to a child, why would you do it to your pet?

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