S asked in PetsDogs · 8 years ago

Good & Humane Bark Collar?

We have a small (8 lb) Chihuahua Mix who barks non-stop. We have tried citronella collars and shock collars, both of which have failed in the long run. The cirtonella collar was empty witnin an hour and the bark collar almost made her bleed. The thing is she howls and freaks out for almost any sound she hears. Any advice besides walking her?

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  • Shawn
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    Try a Thundershirt. Some of our clients have had excellent success with it for thunderstorm fear. I think it could work for other kinds of stress/fear/anxiety. Or try getting another dog to keep her company. Hopefully both dogs wouldn't then be barking nonstop! : )

  • 8 years ago

    Shock collar and bark collars all work the same way.....;pain. There is a vibration collar, but if the shock collar didn't work, neither will the vibration collar. You might try this;

    http://www.canismajor.com/dog/barking.html

    If that doesn't work, I suggest finding a good obedience trainer and working with them. I can't see how walking could have any effect upon her barking. Seldom is it caused from lack of exercise.

    Source(s): competition obedience trainer Behavior Consultant
  • Olivia
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    A tired dog is a good dog. How much exercise is she getting? I would suggest doubling that for a while and seeing if that helps.

  • Trixie
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Exercise and training are the humane methods.

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