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Bark collar?
« on: September 22, 2016, 10:26:11 AM »
Hi guys!

  First off, let me say I'm a newbie. We've only had an a-frame popup up to now, but we are getting rid of that and getting a traditional TT with enough space for us to travel with our two Bichon-Frise dogs. At least that is the plan. However, they are what are called "yap" dogs instead of lap dogs and while its no problem here at home, I'm a bit nervous about taking them out on a trip and them barking at any little thing that might move near our trailer when set up in a campground. It would be very annoying to me and especially to people set up around us.

  I think our options are to leave the dogs at home when we travel or use bark collars on them while we travel. I've never used a bark collar before and was wondering if anyone has had success with them.

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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 10:37:20 AM »
I had a aunt that had a barker. When she put the collar on him, he was a different dog. I would do for it. I have a dog but luckily, he's not a barker.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 10:49:37 AM »
We have 2 mini poodles and the female is the barker..tried the citronella spray and vibration/ beeping collar. After a few times of her barking and putting collar on, she realizes.  After 2 or 3 times she is controllable. Now I have them but don't use anymore...try the vibration/ beeping collar..they start soft and as they continue to bark the intensity of beeping then vibration teaches them.
I also tried a 2way radio collar and it works also on my dogs. I bring my pups they do not stay home.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 11:14:52 AM »
My next door neighbor finally put a bark collar on his dog. Works great!

You can tell though when the battery goes low...barking starts.

 
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 11:44:08 AM »
A friend of mine had two Scnauzers that barked at only two things, everything and nothing.  He put bark collars on them and they stopped barking in no time.  But they figures out exactly how much noise they could make befor it would shock them.  So they went from WOOF to grrrrrrrrrrrr.  It became a form of camp entertainment after a while.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 01:22:19 PM »
Have a friend that used a bark collar on his dog. He only put it on the dog when he didn't want him to bark. It didn't take long for the dog to figure out if he barked with the collar on he got shocked. The battery went dead but it didn't make any difference, if the collar is on his neck he doesn't bark.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 02:51:44 PM »
Personally I am opposed to any device/training that inflicts pain on the dog, however brief.  There are wonderful positive training methods to teach dogs not to nuisance bark.  You Tube and Google are good places to start.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 03:45:54 PM »
Hi Gizmo,

  I agree with you, but properly used a bark collar doesn't inflict pain, just a noise or slight buzzing. You want to use just enough power to change behavior, not be painful. In fact, if you make it painful, it will most likely cause the dog to bark more, not less. At least that's what I've read on various sites.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2016, 03:57:43 PM »
A HUGE thank you to the OP for being concerned and aware of the potential problem!  As a starting point, that puts you way ahead of the masses!!

I've seen various types of training collars used with success.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2016, 04:22:52 PM »
Hi guys!

  First off, let me say I'm a newbie. We've only had an a-frame popup up to now, but we are getting rid of that and getting a traditional TT with enough space for us to travel with our two Bichon-Frise dogs. At least that is the plan. However, they are what are called "yap" dogs instead of lap dogs and while its no problem here at home, I'm a bit nervous about taking them out on a trip and them barking at any little thing that might move near our trailer when set up in a campground. It would be very annoying to me and especially to people set up around us.

  I think our options are to leave the dogs at home when we travel or use bark collars on them while we travel. I've never used a bark collar before and was wondering if anyone has had success with them.

  Thanks!

You would do well by your dogs and to address your admirable concerns by reading this [urlhttps://www.lovethatpet.com/blog/bark-collars-do-they-work/][/url]and other material on dogs barking and training.  What many do not understand about dogs barking is there can be many different reasons for barking and underlying issues which should be addressed.   Collars may in some cases stop barking but does not address any underlying issues causing the barking and may stop healthy barking.  At the very least, if a collar is your choice, I would enlist the help of a qualified dog trainer to determine if a collar is warranted, perhaps offer some strategies to curb the barking and finally correct use of a collar.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2016, 05:19:57 PM »
Gizmo,

  Good website, I've never heard of the "husher". I'll have to look into that. As concerns the bark collar, I would never use one without getting professional training first. Thanks!
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2016, 07:20:44 PM »
I once saw a dog wearing a bark collar getting zapped every time the dog next to him barked.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2016, 08:18:42 PM »
Gizmo,

  Good website, I've never heard of the "husher". I'll have to look into that. As concerns the bark collar, I would never use one without getting professional training first. Thanks!

You are welcome, best of luck and it is great you are considerate of others in parks you may visit.  As a suggestion, you might try leaving your dogs in the trailer for a short period while you stay out of sight, but close enough to listen and take action if need be.  if you have walkie talkies leave one in the trailer with the trigger taped on. 
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2016, 08:21:13 PM »
I wish I would have had one of those for my ex-wife. ;D
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2016, 08:35:28 PM »
Bet she would say the same.

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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2016, 12:08:31 AM »
We have 2 weiner dogs who think they are king and queen wherever we go/camp. Barking is fun and exciting to them I guess. Ruined more than one trip. Allas the bark collar from Amazon came to the rescue! We bought the rechargeable on that comes with two collars with receiving devices, and a hand held remote. This setup has 3 settings AND strengths. Beebing,vibrating and the least desireable the shocker. Female needs the shocker set on minimal while male hates the vibrater mode. Woeks like a charm!!! Now Polly is as quiet as a mouse just when we strap her collar on. Don't even have to watch her. So I highly recommend these for your sake AND your neighbors camping pleasure.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2016, 06:42:35 AM »
Have a friend that used a bark collar on his dog. He only put it on the dog when he didn't want him to bark. It didn't take long for the dog to figure out if he barked with the collar on he got shocked. The battery went dead but it didn't make any difference, if the collar is on his neck he doesn't bark.
We use the vibration/beeping collar and it works great! He also knows just how loud he can bark before he gets the vibration. We put it on him when somebody is coming to visit. Other than when somebody is coming to visit he is a quiet dog. On the rare occasion that he barks at another dog we just show him the collar and he will stop. The vibration has 5 levels and will increase in intensity as long as the dog keeps barking. When he stops for 15 seconds it goes back to the lowest level.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2016, 08:16:37 AM »
Hi,
We had a yapper and just started putting a muzzle on him whenever he started to bark. Worked like a charm. Now we can just show it to him and he quiets down.

Still goes wild when someone knocks, but we can live with that.

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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2016, 10:16:39 AM »
Hi,
We had a yapper and just started putting a muzzle on him whenever he started to bark. Worked like a charm. Now we can just show it to him and he quiets down.

Still goes wild when someone knocks, but we can live with that.

Ernie
Nice!  Good strategy.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2016, 11:26:41 AM »
I suggest we put a bark collar on the owner.

At home I have 7 neighbors with barking dogs. Lovely. If the neighbors all wore bark collars I think they would soon correct the problem somehow.

If not at least I'd have the pleasure of knowing their dog's barking was bothering them too because as it is now the owners don't care if their dogs bark.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2016, 01:53:49 AM »
I once saw a dog wearing a bark collar getting zapped every time the dog next to him barked.

That should be in the "post a joke" section, I laughed at that one. 

Tough problem and as a dog lover I hope you can sort it easily.  It is considerate of you also, we have been in several campgrounds where people just don't seem to care if their dog barks.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2016, 11:47:54 PM »
When dogs are left alone their safety must be considered. You don't want to put something on them that may get caught on something and potentially choke or strangle them, especially if there is more than one dog. They can wrestle and get caught in another's collar or muzzle. There have been cases where one dog got a tooth caught in its housemate/playmate's collar and couldn't get released and the collar choked (killed) the dog.

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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2016, 12:39:55 AM »
I have a yapper and I found the collar that gives an audible beep, then escalates to a vibration works best. I work part time and would get asked to leave, if he was a nuisance. They don't mind if you leave them, only that they don't cause a disturbance. Many times, I don't even put a battery in, because just putting the collar on, does the trick.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2016, 10:40:53 PM »
We live next door to a horrible neighbor with 3 barking dogs.... neighbor horrible as they don't do anything with their dogs, so they bark.... We got one of these gizmos for our yard... and now when we take the TT out we have gotten in the habit of packing it in the TT as we have had the unfortunate outdoor time of trying to listen to geese land on the lake, only to listen to neighboring camper that decided to bring their dog or dogs... that bark and bark.... Put this on your table in TT or on table outside and their dog will quit barking. Also, leave on our table when we leave our dog inside, as I don't want her to be barking when we are gone.... there are different versions of this, and they work wonderfully...

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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2016, 05:35:07 AM »
My doggy needs a load of exercise to keep quiet. Walking and playing with dogs can help them tremendously on bark control.

Share the camp with them, long brisk walks.

Don't just show up, lock up the dogs then take off sightseeing for the whole day and leave the other campers to listen to the barking.

I had to do many practice runs to get my pooch to stay home quietly. It helps to have a 2nd person or baby monitor. I would tell him to stay and be quiet, then walk away. Every time he barked I had to come back and correct him, then leave again.

Eventually I was able to actually go somewhere besides making 90 round trips back to correct doggy.

No matter what age of dog, training never stops.

Be sure to include lots of exercise with barky dogs first. This truly does help settle them down.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2016, 12:28:21 PM »
I once adopted a dog that turned out to be the most unruly dog I've ever seen.
Not only would she bark constantly,she would bolt out of the fenced back yard any time the gate was left open.
As a last resort,I got a shock collar,and it worked.

I did accidentally hit her with the highest setting once when she was heading out of the gate. :-[
She yelped pretty loud,but never again attempted to leave the back yard!
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2016, 12:14:28 PM »
I purchased a invisible fence for my dog. It does the same thing as a bark collar except it starts out as a sound, then a mile shock and progressively increases the closer he got to the buried wire. I have a big yard and I have well over 500' of wiring. I would never be able to train him to stay within those parameters. I think he may have received the shock twice over the last 6 years.

That dog has since passed and now we have another dog and as soon as we get home, the collar will be going on him and we'll train him the same way.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2016, 02:14:57 PM »
We have had a couple different collars, Garmin with Remote being the best.....after a couple of corrections they get the picture and you can not even turn it on after that.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2017, 05:44:28 PM »
Now, almost 12 years old, our 65 lb barker was tamed by the citronella collar.  We tried all of the positive approaches, watched videos, read books, tried a vibration collar (non-shock) and nothing else had worked.  She is a stubborn dog, but one of the best dogs I have ever owned.  I would never have used a shock collar on her.  I saw someone shocking their dog for the fun of it, so many times it is indeed the owner who needs the collar and not the dog.
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Re: Bark collar?
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2017, 05:58:37 AM »
I have used both the bark collar and invisible fence with different dogs. The bark collar was self adjusting for intensity as the dog chooses by not stopping barking. It was used on a German Shepard and we did not shave the neck area. She barked enough about twice to raise the collar from vibrate to shock. On the fence, we set the intensity to audible/vibrate (I can't remember which) for about two weeks. She didn't even like that, but would still challenge the fence. I set the intensity at the lowest setting. After the first shock, she never challenged the fence again. I also went back to the no shock setting later the same day.
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