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Old 04-06-2007, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't even know if bark collar is the proper name; but has anyone used one as a means to stop your dog from barking?
My cousin says she has and that it works but I have yet to do the dirty deed and buy one. My maltipoo seems to have a lot to say though and her constant barking is driving me and I feel sure my neighbors up the wall!!
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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It sounds like the "barking collar" is a shock collar. For the size of your dog, which I am presuming is a Malteese I would not recommend it. I have only seen these used in my experience on attack trained dogs and even then very sparingly.
There are many methods to stop a dog from barking continually, you just have to find the one that works for you.

Try the below link for ideas:

http://www.ehow.com/tips_70.html

Good luck!
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Land of Red
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Never in my life did I ever dream I would ever use a bark collar......... until Tony happened into our lives

I have a daysleeper neighbor and just prior to him moving in, my cousin and I were out back with the dogs at 7 one summer morning. When a three year old child opened the window and yelled "shut up dog", I knew I had a problem

I bought one that accelerates as he does, he's never reached the peak level and often when he's wearing his walking collar reduces his noise level.

Don't get me wrong, flat out middle of the day to early evening, he's allowed to communicate
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:48 AM
 
Location: State College PA
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I agree, I am not sure there's one designed for that small of a dog, but I'll let you know my experience...
Cookie was a 70 lb lab mix...and LOVED to bark outside. I put the collar on her, and of course she barked once....and had the most puzzled look on her face! No screaming,showing of pain, or anything else. She barked one more time, just to test it, and never barked again! It was blissful!
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Florida
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thanks all! I did read the article suggested and was surprised to read there is something like this: Invest in a citronella no-bark collar, which is effective and not cruel; if your dog barks, the collar sprays a small amount of citronella, which dogs dislike.
Also I think for her size she must not be the "normal" maltipoo; as my neice has one that weighs maybe 3 pounds but mine weighs 12 pounds. I will resist buying one as long as I can but barking from anyone's dog,even my own unnerves me. I praise her when she's gone out and doesn't bark. I tell her "no barking now" when I let her out and if she does I go immediately to the door and say,"no barking-stop" and she will-until I walk away!! She's a dear and I love her to the max.................but I am getting to my wits end.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I agree, I am not sure there's one designed for that small of a dog, but I'll let you know my experience...
Cookie was a 70 lb lab mix...and LOVED to bark outside. I put the collar on her, and of course she barked once....and had the most puzzled look on her face! No screaming,showing of pain, or anything else. She barked one more time, just to test it, and never barked again! It was blissful!
thanks, vetegnc; I was happy to read that Cookie didn't show any hint of pain. Glad it worked for you and more than likely I will have to break down and try one of the collars.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Do you think if I dressed up one of those shock collars with some semiprecious stones etc I could fool my wife into wearing one ??
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Land of Red
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thanks all! I did read the article suggested and was surprised to read there is something like this: Invest in a citronella no-bark collar, which is effective and not cruel; if your dog barks, the collar sprays a small amount of citronella, which dogs dislike.
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Personally, I steered clear of that one as the citronella can run out and they can then commence barking.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Do you think if I dressed up one of those shock collars with some semiprecious stones etc I could fool my wife into wearing one ??
bad boy! now sit! LOL.........if you do that and are still able to-do let us know the outcome
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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I'd be very interested to know too

Nothern ... You seem like a wonderful pet owner and considerate neighbor. Taking the steps you already have with your Malt is a plus. Put off the shcok collar as an absolute last resort. Notice many of the people who use them have larger dogs.

Good luck!
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