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"No Bark" Collars

AngelOfShadows

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 9:12 pm

So our Labrador is a problem barker when we leave him alone in the apartment or in the car. He's so bad that we can hear him barking several feet away from the apartment or car.

So, after trying every other trick in the book, we bought an Innotek "Free Spirit" Anti-bark Collar. It's a "shock" collar, but the shock is low-level enough not to actually harm the dog.

We tried it out today, putting it on him and leaving him in the car while we went inside a store.

He barked twice, stopping mid-bark on the second bark.

And the guy didn't want to sell us one because it's "cruel". :eyesroll: Well...it worked and it didn't harm the dog so.... :D

AngelOfShadows

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 9:14 pm

Quote (TheChronicOne @ Mar. 13 2010, 9:13 pm)
I wonder what the dog was thinking.

"WTF is this?!"

:laugh:

I know!

He had this confused look on his face when we came back to the car. "WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO ME?!?"

:laugh:

Cruervo

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 9:14 pm

Woof YELP! What they dont tell you is that the yelp sets it off too. :laugh:  I have a rotweagle with a serious barking problem. Whenever he gets excited he starts barking uncontrollably and doesnt seem to be able to stop himself.

AngelOfShadows

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 9:14 pm

The yelps don't set it off, not this model. It has to be a bark. :D

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 9:16 pm

No Pets for me, no feeding, no cleanup, no licking me in the face, after it lickes It's---got the picture...sorry...sortof... :laugh:  :laugh:

AngelOfShadows

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 9:16 pm

Quote (natenemo @ Mar. 13 2010, 9:16 pm)
No Pets for me, no feeding, no cleanup, no licking me in the face, after it lickes It's---got the picture...sorry...sortof... :laugh: ¿:laugh:

Good points, but I love my dog. :D

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 9:19 pm

Dogs are so cute and happy. They love you every time you go home and pick up on when you dont like people. If they're really good they are sociable when you are around but then gurad the house when you are not.

AngelOfShadows

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 9:21 pm

Jake is a great dog. He just barks too much when we leave.

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 10:20 pm

Quote (AngelOfShadows @ Mar. 13 2010, 9:14 pm)
Quote (TheChronicOne @ Mar. 13 2010, 9:13 pm)
I wonder what the dog was thinking.

"WTF is this?!"

:laugh:

I know!

He had this confused look on his face when we came back to the car. "WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO ME?!?"

:laugh:

But they pick up very quickly on the cause-and-effect. I'm all for the zap collars. I'd even like to see them used on humans with Tourette's Syndrome.

AngelOfShadows

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 10:20 pm

Quote (IVHoltzman @ Mar. 13 2010, 10:20 pm)
Quote (AngelOfShadows @ Mar. 13 2010, 9:14 pm)
Quote (TheChronicOne @ Mar. 13 2010, 9:13 pm)
I wonder what the dog was thinking.

"WTF is this?!"

:laugh:

I know!

He had this confused look on his face when we came back to the car. "WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO ME?!?"

:laugh:

But they pick up very quickly on the cause-and-effect. I'm all for the zap collars. I'd even like to see them used on humans with Tourette's Syndrome.

Oh he learned so fast not to bark that I was surprised! :laugh:

wissa

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 11:38 pm

I want one of those vibrating collars with a remote control

AngelOfShadows

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Report this Mar. 13 2010, 11:59 pm

Those are cool too. Don't much need it with Jake, but I can certainly see the appeal.

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Report this Mar. 14 2010, 12:01 am

I want to get the dog to stay in the yard without putting in invisible fence. And I think it would be great for that pesky jumping up problem the kids keep encouraging.  And it has the advantage of being useful should some behaviour problem develop in the future.

AngelOfShadows

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Report this Mar. 14 2010, 12:05 am

All true. :D

Good luck with Rockford. Luckily Jake doesn't jump up that much and he's fairly obedient...until the hubby spoils him and lets him get away with stuff. :eyesroll:

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Report this Mar. 14 2010, 11:13 am

My neighbours have a Labrador, who barks at everything. Postmen, cyclists, walkers, dogs, birds, cats, and one time, a lowflying plane.

I will openly celebrate his death.

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