I have 7 dogs and have not had a problem. We have new neighbors who evidently can't stand an occasional yap. They reported us to animal control instead of coming over. They stay inside from 9pm to 7am and when they're out it's supervised and only for 10 minutes or so, the dogs that is! I wasn't home when they left a notice on the door so I'm to call in the AM. I have no idea what they'll say? Bark collars are like $70 each. There goes dh's and my Christmas!
Dec 15, '06
I've had neighbors who didn't think their dogs barked, and they didn't- when the neighbors were home. When they were gone, the barking was constant and made my life totally miserable.
I spent over $200. of my own money on a worthless ultrasonic "BarkFree" machine and a silencer whistle device. My neighbors were very hostile when I tried to talk to them about the dogs. Thank God they finally moved.
There is a citronella collar- it releases a spray of harmless citronella when a dog barks. The theory is the dog doesn't bark to avoid the spray.
Kudos to you for addressing the problem.
Here's a link w/ demonstration video.eBay: CITRONELLA No Bark Stop Barking Dog Collar NEW+FREE S&H (item 220061458464 end time Dec-19-06 05:02:39 PST)
Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Dec 15, '06
Dec 15, '06
I have to put a bark collar on my great dane. It's the only thing that works. Otherwise ... he just barks and barks. I haven't had any complaints yet but, I know I would if I didn't have the collar.
I have no idea what he's barking at because I don't see anything half the time but ... he's just a barker I guess.
I also hate to shock them with the collar but without it ... he will constantly bark, even when we're home. When I take it off ... he just starts constantly barking again.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Dec 15, '06