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Old 09-03-2015, 01:29 PM
Location: Historic College Park
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I adopted a beagle-mix from an animal rescue on Saturday. He's an active 2 year old, and I am looking for a good day care that will allow him to expend energy while I'm at work. I live in Dunwoody(near Perimeter mall) and I work near the airport. Does anyone have experience with doggy day care in those areas? Any suggestions? Also, any good dog trainers? He likes to jump on everyone to greet them.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:22 PM
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I think I can help you with your jumping problem.

My dog used to be extremely reactive to any animal on TV. She would go nuts, barking and carrying on anytime an animal came on TV. It was annoying. She also liked to jump on guests.

My mom has a tendency to fall for things she sees on QVC, etc., so when she sent me a handheld bark control device, I was super skeptical. But I humored her and decided to try it. Well, would you believe that it only took one use to work? My dog saw an animal on TV, I pressed the button, her ears perked up and she sit next to me quietly. And she's never done it since.

This device is like and electronic dog whistle, it emits a high pitched sound that you can't hear (you can barely hear it if you put your ear right up to the speaker), but your dog hates the sound. It's marketed as bark control, but it's really just negative reinforcement you can use to correct any behavior. I began "popping" my dog with this device when she jumped on guests, and she stopped doing that, too. I'm really amazed how well it worked.

The literature is forthcoming in admitting that there are a small percentage of dogs that it just doesn't seem to work on. But I've recommended it to friends, and they've all seen good results as well.

I pretty much share this with anyone who needs help with dog training because positive reinforcement doesn't always work for everything, and you certainly don't want to hit or otherwise hurt your dog. But some dogs need a little negative reinforcement, and this seems to be a humane way to do it. I don't know if it actually hurts their ears, or they just hate the sound, but either way, the sound only lasts a second. It helped save my life....I can watch TV again. I never realized how many dogs and other animals are used on TV shows, movies, and commercials until I had a dog that reacted strongly to them.

Check it out:

Amazon.com : First Alert Bark Genie Handheld Bark Control : First Alert : Sonic Barking Deterrents : Pet Supplies

I don't work for First Alert, Amazon, or any company affiliated with this product, I'm just a customer who was surprised by how well it works and how few people know about it.
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