There are citronella collars that discourage nusiance barking. Instead of an electric shock, they squirt a puff of citronella oil when the dog barks. The dog does not like the smell and barks less because he/she gets negative feedback each time he/she barks. They are about $60 at major petstores or on Amazon.
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Thank you very much. I hate electric shock, just do not like his reaction on it, I try it for one day and i give it back to my friend!
Sticks bricks paddles rocks they all work the same.
Don't drug your dog, train it.
HuH. I never even think to give him nothing what can harm! Any "drug" he have is from vet when he is sick, rearly!
Any food or other chemical you give your dog to change his behaviour is a drug.
A big stick ? You can't get more natural than a nice branch.
No way! Stick is for play only! Thanks anway!
+100 mpilchfamily Remember, you are the Master, the Alpha, the Leader of the Pack to which your dog belongs. Be firm, not mean. When giving the dog a command, it should be sharp, like a bark, that way it will know you are talking to it. Take the time to learn your dog, to learn how to train it and yourself. One of the best things you can do is take it to an obedience class. The class will teach both of you how to respect one another, how to read one another. It will be money well spent. Qa
Thank a lot. We pased a class, he is Ok in any other situation than I describe in previous answer! And no I'm not Alpha my wife is, she spend a lot of time with him and as she said "I'm a jucie stak and he know that have to do what I said!
Does your dog get enough exercise? Each breed is different and some require a lot more exercise than the average dog. This can either mean a long walk or a good run (once or twice a day). Either way, the exercise burns all the stored up energy that they have. If you don't get them out enough, they get frustrated, antsy, and can start displaying that frustration with a variety of "bad behaviors" like excessive barking, chewing up things, digging holes in the backyard, etc. They simply don't have any better way of telling you that they have energy to burn. You'll know if your dog is getting enough when they are more content, calm and quiet after getting what they need. (Think of barking like a crying baby).
He have enogh excersise (to much for me :)), braed is labrador retriver, his only "bad behavior" is excesive barking. It is true that in neighborhood we have a bit too much of savege dogs but my problem is that even if I call him he did not react and that happend only when he bark on them or some "bad" human. Thanks for reply!
A dog whistle is a safe way to discourage a dog from barking.
Yes, but that is Ok when I'm home! Thanks for answer!
Some dogs have an instinctive need to bark and alert you to things. The key is to teach him/her what are good things to bark at and what are not good things. Sometimes a spray bottle full of water will work. Dog starts to back spray the dog in the face and give him a command. The trick is using this consistent command and awarding the dog when he is quiet after the command is given. But he does need to be allowed to bark at some things.