Hello, can some of you provide recommendations or success rates of the various methods of controlling barking such as ultra-sound collars, electrostatic shock collars, or citronella collars?. We just received an anonymous note from our neighbor about our dog.
Thank you, Jerry
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I can't help you with the barking, but it's illegal to send anonymous notes to people, at least in our township. Was it placed in your mailbox? Definitely illegal.
Two summers ago, we got two anonymous notes in our mailbox about our "incessantly barking dog". We saw the neighbor sneaking away after the second note was placed. We called to police and they went to her home and told her she wasn't allowed to do that, it was harrassment, and she would be arrested if she did it again. It also violates Postal regulations. If the stupid *** had bothered to knock our door and talk to us nicely, she would have quickly figured out that we are friendly and reasonable, and that it wasn't our dog at all, but the other neighbors bratty Bichon...we didn't HAVE a dog at the time!
Hello, can some of you provide recommendations or success rates of the various methods of controlling barking such as ultra-sound collars, electrostatic shock collars, or citronella collars?. We just received an anonymous note from our neighbor about our dog. Thank you, Jerry

Where are you located? If you were in California, Animal Control would already have posession of your dog and he would have already been processed, neutered and then neutralized. In California, under the rule of law, he would be euthanized for any one of these reasons.
1. he is a threat to your neighborhood
2. you are not taking care of him properly
3. to make sure another neighborhood isn'tvictimized by your dog's barking. For
this reason, we cannot, in good conscience
adopt out your dog to another family
in another innocent neighborhood

4. I have law enforcement contacts inyour area, and they are bored.

Lynn K. ill
"yes, that's my lap, now get your dog off it"
Thanks for the non-answer..
Hello, can some of you provide recommendations or success rates of the various methods of controlling barking such as ultra-sound collars, electrostatic shock collars, or citronella collars?. We just received an anonymous note from our neighbor about our dog. Thank you, Jerry

You ask the question as if the only solutions are to punish the dog for barking. Long term it is far more effective and humane to address why the dog is barking. Once the cause is identified you can look at how to change the conditions to that need goes away. Although some dog bark merely for the pleasure of hearing themselves bark MOST nuisance barking is the result of anxiety or distress that can be alleviated by how the dog is managed. If the barking is anxiety related the dog's distress will be increased by punishing the barking. It might stop the barking but the need to express the distress will come out in other undesireable ways.

I'm curious about one thing. You are reacting to an anonymous note from a neighbor. Did you not know of the barking before that? What have you done in the past to try to control it?
Diane Blackman
Diane, I appreciate your input, however my question was simple: How effective are the products that are on the market? There are many opinions expressed on web sites all over. I am soliciting the opinions from the people on this group. If you dont have experience with these products then why don't you just NOT ANSWER.!
Hello, can some of you provide recommendations or success rates ... note from our neighbor about our dog. Thank you, Jerry

Where are you located? If you were in California, Animal Control would already have posession of your dog and he ... another innocent neighborhood 4. I have law enforcement contacts in your area, and they are bored. Lynn K. ill

Uh, that was not helpful. You did not answer his question.

I've had limited success with those cheap electrostatic collars. But, I got a cheap one off of ebay. You DO get what you pay for!

I just keep my barkers indoors most of the time so that they don't bother neighbors. They need to be inside at night anyway.

K.
Where are you located? If you were in California, Animal ... your area, and they are bored. Lynn K. ill

Uh, that was not helpful. You did not answer his question.

Of course it wasn't helpful. It was posted by Mikey, whose purpose is to annoy, not assist. Mikey is in morphing mode again.

Mustang Sally
Uh, that was not helpful. You did not answer his question.

Of course it wasn't helpful. It was posted by Mikey, whose purpose is to annoy, not assist. Mikey is in morphing mode again. Mustang Sally

Sorry, I don't hang out here enough anymore to recognize the morons... -) Except for Jerry.
Bark collars are supposed to work pretty well and a good one runs less than $100.00. He ought to just try one and see if it works. He won't be out much.
Or keep the dog inside..
K.
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