barking collars

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  1. gell914

    gell914 New Member

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    frodo's 6 months old and he barks a lot at night. I was thinking of giving him a barking collar. Do u think its safe for puppies to use them?
     
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    scob89 DILLIGAF?

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    Not at all on adult dogs I think its ok but not on puppies.
     
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    shredhead (DOG LOVER) Dog Spoiler

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    I think he's too young. If he barks or whines at night I think you should correct that while he's still young. Plus it'll save you a hundred bucks on a bark collar that doesn't work on all dogs.

    -Jon
     
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    Saje Island dweller

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    I'm completly against them. Talk to CreatureTeacher about correcting the problem not masking it.
     
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    Spray some water on him when he barks. Safe, cheap, and it works.
     
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    He's barking for a reason. Find out why he's barking, and eliminate the reason.
     
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    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    he mmight have to go out if hes a puppy just put him in bed with you if you can and comfort him
     
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    what is a barking collar???
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    sorry, that was me, mrose_s, i was on my sisters account, but are they electric collars???
     
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    Yes they can be eletric vibrating and spray ones.
     
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    And they can be audio ones too.
     
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    Exercise, Exercise, Exercise. When our dog was a puppy a lot of exercise would increase his chances of sleeping quietly.

    We kept Ranger in a crate in another room. So, we just ignored his night time barking like this...

    4 months 4-5 hours in crate, then outside
    5 months 5-6 hours in crate, then outside
    6 months 6-7 hours in crate, then outside
    7... I think you get the idea.

    It worked for us because I'm a night person and my husband is a morning person. Early on I would let him out at midnight, then my husband would take him out at 4am. Then we stretched this time out, I can't remember exactly, I think by 30 minute increments? ?? My husband would make a point of waking Ranger up, or waiting until he was quiet for at least 3-4 minutes before getting him out of his crate. This wouldn't work for everyone. But, it kept Ranger on a comfortable "Business" schedule, and just happened to work out with our sleeping patterns.

    Because Ranger received zero attention for his barking, he stopped trying it out. But not immediately. He would be quiet 2-3 days in a row then try the barking routine again. Eventually, he learned. But it took him some time to get it down.

    When we increased his time and after he moved into our bedroom he would wake up @4am and try to coax us into letting him outside, to play. He didn't have any business to do. So, we began ignoring him. He's 2 now and he sleeps in our bedroom on his own little bed. Once in a blue moon he'll wake up @4am and play bow while imitating Chewbacca. It's hard not to burst out laughing.
     

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