3 Way To Stop this Embarrassing and Stressful Barking Forever!
By Charles Hopkins
Published 10/23/2007 | Pets and Animals
A barking dog is quite a pain and can be very embarrassing for the
owner of the barking dog. Keeping neighbors awake at night is only one
negative side effect of this loud barking. Even for the dog's loving
owner the barking can be irritating.
A barking collar is a genius cure for wayward pets in need of
humane and gentle correction. But before you start a barking collar
treatment, make sure you understand why your dog is barking.
Things to be Aware of Before the Stop Barking Training:
Several things can be at fault with a barking dog. If a zone is
fenced off, but with a clear view of annoyance, like too loud cars and
noisy children, he will inevitably bark. For example, if you have a
neighbor who regularly walks by, and perpetually yells at the dog or
scares the dog, things will only get worse. In this case, try to talk
to the neighbor and ask him to treat the dog with respect. Try fencing
off the area of the yard that irritates him too much.
Other reasons for the barking dog can be hunger, thirst, excessive
heat or cold. Dogs need food, water, and during extreme weather they
need an indoor spot. They may bark to no end for any of these reasons.
If you've checked all of the above possibilities, barking collars may
be your last solution.
Barking Collars: The 3 Ways to Cure Your Dog's Barking Problems:
There are barking collars that may be considered humane or
inhumane, but for the sake of information lets talk about all of them.
Spray barking collars are very popular. They have a device in the
front, directly beneath the dogs' chin. When he barks, an unpleasant
smelling spray is released. Dogs don't like sprays in their noses, and
the sound may also startle him. This treatment is not painful, and is
Choke barking collars may be scary for the dog, but is supposed to
be entirely safe. When the dog barks the collar automatically
constricts, in a choking action. It has a sensor that detects the
proper width at which to close. Bruising is not usual but can happen in
some cases. The problem with these barking collars is that they have in
some cases malfunctioned and choked the dog to death.
Shock barking collars are not commonly used today, because they are
considered inhumane and cruel. What is worse is the dog will develop an
association with what or who caused him to bark. For instance, if a
child causes the dog to bark, you may have a dangerous situation. The
dog doesn't know that it is wrong to bark. He will think that looking
at that person or object is wrong. As soon as the collar comes off, he
will have associated the child with his pain.
Final Words on Barking Collars:
Remember, people do not like barking dogs. If you've tried other
methods to correct your dog, and no method seems to work, then invest
in a humane barking collar. Spray barking collars are best and most
humane, as they don't do physical harm to your pet. It is only natural
for dogs to bark, so don't punish him for doing it, just correct the
You really can get rid of your dog's barking problem once and for
all and these humane barking collars and treating your dog in a
proactive way will really help you achieve just that.
Action is the key to success here!