You can’t sleep and your neighbors are complaining. No one in your house can watch TV or talk on the phone without earphones. Usually a gentle family dog. you are annoyed
I will do anything to stop barking! After seeing an online ad promising success, you impulsively order the device and can’t wait for it to arrive. You have hope! Can you stop barking!?
Your device arrives. (If you order from a country you don’t live in, the device will arrive months later after completely losing hope.) Instructions are hard to understand.
you know enough to charge it. Then use your device.
The device doesn’t seem to work.
Exactly I don’t know what it should do. Read the instructions again. not clear. I remember her one assurance of online advertising. The device will stop dogs from barking…forever.
Dogs are behaving differently now.
I do not know why.
you don’t know what to do next
Shall we try again?
I posted, “What’s the problem if the anti-bark device doesn’t stop the dog from barking?”
We asked dog experts and dog parents to answer that question.
Lynn Bresina (Illinois) Failure to address underlying issues. This is not always easy to identify.
Photo by Abigail Whithauer
Denise Nuttall (UK) The motive for barking has not been identified. Barking is multifunctional. Dogs bark because they are scared, lonely, distressed, angry, happy, bored, deaf, or socially responding to other dogs. None of these factors are addressed by anti-bark collars. I once worked with someone who used it because their dog barked while they were out. What the dog learned was that his owner was hit in the neck when he went out. This made them more anxious and barked even more, even though they were being “punished”. Barking can be easily resolved by addressing the underlying cause.
Julie Ellison (California) I had a similar experience with a customer who left a bark collar on her dog at a grooming parlor. The dog barked, screamed when he was shocked, was shocked because he yelled, then started screaming in pain and fear and was in shock the whole time. I couldn’t get rid of that damn thing fast enough. That poor dog. This was many years ago. I still hate them
Don Hanson (Maine) If you can’t stand people barking, you have to ask why you have a dog?
Christine Hale Vertucci (Illinois) For neighbors, especially those who live in apartment complexes, it is often unbearable. While I worked at the shelter, we surrendered or risked surrendering so many dogs. [for barking].
Jeanne Brennan (California) People who tried bark collars (shock or citrus spray) were due to neighborhood complaints.
Connie Sagona Petit (New Hampshire) I don’t know. I have never used the device. I taught my dog to stop barking when I said, “Don’t bark!”
Beth Fabel (Washington) I used to say that because it’s worth it. Then I got jasper. Despite extensive training, he is a really good dog and lives a happy and fulfilling life.He barks in response to TV, commotions he sees outside, his little brother when playing. and so on. Had he lived in an apartment, he would probably have been kicked out.
Connie Sagona Petit Let’s be honest, Dexter (the current dog) is only a year and a half old and is a slower learner than any dog before him. Last night the TV doorbell lost his marbles. And this morning the snowplow did the same. He’s a work in progress, but he’s getting there. Now when I say “don’t bark” he runs and stuffs his favorite ball in his mouth to stop barking.
Timothy Page (Oregon) I taught Chikis to obey the “quiet” command in actual training. Lalo learned the command of stillness through infiltration with Tikis. Somehow, the hush command is he one of the few that came with Coco. The first time I said “quiet,” he immediately shut up. In the case of Chikis, she was put in a crate with a fly ball, but she would bark whenever she was in the crate.As soon as she was silent for even a second, I would give her a treat. went to. She began to expect longer silences before she was treated. When I added the word “quiet” to the process, she learned and in the end didn’t need any more treats. When I saw her talking to me, she would mutter, “But I want to bark,” in a dog voice. It really looked like it. She was such a sweet princess.
Glenda Lee (Main) Lack of training. The dog upstairs barks incessantly. and get yelled at. As a 13-year-old, I rarely quit, but if I had been taught from the start, I wouldn’t have barked every time a dog within a two-mile radius scratched my ear.
Christine Hale Vertucci (Illinois) Dog becomes collar-wise. It doesn’t bark when it’s collared, but barks when the collar is removed. Or, for a progressive collar, the dog calculates how many times the collar can bark before the collar reaches a level where the dog feels punishment.
Tom Robinson (Washington) My former neighbor had two dogs that were rescued and had absolutely no training.The treat only stopped them while the treat was present before reverting to constant barking. . each [the devices] He died just a few weeks later. Poor quality.
Annie Zek (Washington) You know, all of a sudden I shocked and hurt the dog.Do you have any excruciating pain you quiet? So why…?
Dear Bernie Nonaka (Arizona) People often ask, “What went wrong?” when trying to teach a dog something and failing. what’s wrong with dogs Equipment? The answer to “What happened?” Most of the time it’s “human”. Humans are the most common hazards in these devices. People generally don’t want to hurt their dogs. These devices attempt to dampen barking by displaying an unpleasant response to barking. It must be uncomfortable to work. However, people don’t want their dogs to feel uncomfortable, so set it to the lowest setting possible. Annoying, but not enough to keep barking down. So keep barking. People escalate the intensity while dogs get used to it more and more. Now you have a human that caused the dog exactly the discomfort he was trying to avoid… and barking dog. People want it to work without hurting their dog. But for it to work, it has to hurt them, or at least annoy them enough.
Nan Kenne Arthur (Arizona) The dog was terrified by the ringing sound as the collar would ring before impact. There were several such customers. The beeping of TVs, alarms and phones will flatter these dogs, and they will pee when the beeping occurs. Understanding why dogs bark and helping them is much better than hurting them.
Mika Miklevitz (Maryland) The barking of a dog. This is one of the limited vocalizations as a species. For humans, the more talkative species, barking has little tolerance. These collars only work at the most superficial level because they don’t address the underlying reason for barking. I have. Separation anxiety, boredom due to lack of stimulation, overstimulation due to excessive stress, fear, anxiety, need to go to the toilet, etc. All these needs should be addressed. Normal daily barking can simply teach a “quiet” cue (wait for silence and reward with words) or teach barking at a lower volume (wait for quiet barking). Give a signal) will improve the reaction. And it’s rewarding.) No collar needed. they are not constructive.
what do you do now?
Please try to get your money back. If the device doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. Good luck.
Comment on a merchant’s online advertisement, especially if you have gone through the formal process of requesting a refund. (I think this makes the comment more credible to readers.)
file a complaint with state authorities If the device seller is in the US
File a complaint with the social media site that accepts ads from the seller.
Do not give your anti-bark device to a friend or donate it to a charity shop. put it in the bin. Well worth it.
From an online ad for an anti-bark device: “You deserve peace and quiet.”
I should have added another question. dog Worth it? “