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Old 08-08-2010, 06:13 PM
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My beloved daughter has two dogs in the house(guess who takes them out all the time). One is an 11 year old Shi Tzu and the other is a 1 1/2 yr old Maltese.

The Maltese did not bark or make much of a sound for months but in the last 6-8 months she has started.

She is fine unless she sees someone walk down the street or come to the door, the later I can understand but from our den when she sees anyone walking outside she starts with that damn high pitch bark and then the other dog thinks he has to bark to

MY two boys(2 chocolate labs) outside are not a problem, but I do have a shock collar that I use to train them but really never use it but needless to say it is way to big for Lacey(she may weigh 7-8lbs soaking wet).

We have tried the rolled up newspaper and everything else but I am sick of her barking, other than that she is a very good dog. Seems like she has little dog syndrome

Do they make a very small bark collar, I would prefer one with a remote like I use for my labs. In fact with them I never even turn the setting past the lowest setting and it works on them great

Any other remedies for barking house dogs
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The bark collars with remote control are pricey, somewhere in the $240 range. Bark collars for small dogs work fine until the $12 battery goes dead, but you should get 6 months or so out of a battery. Look on Amazon. They have a good selection of bark collars with reviews.
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Found an Innotek "lap dog model" for about $110 for small dogs, might go that route
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Dog Whisperer says they need lots of exercise. Treadmill.
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Bark collars do wonders and the automatic ones are nice.....but there's another alternative I've found that will work.

Try a squirt bottle with water in it. Have someone walk past the house repeatedly. When she barks, squirt her instantly. It will distract her and after about the 10th time, it will start to sink in "if I bark, I get squirted". If she's really smart, it may not take that many times. Be diligent....keep doing it until she stops and keep the bottle handy for lapses in judgement on her part. Doesn't hurt to reinforce from time to time...

Good luck and start enjoying your peaceful domain again!
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http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...lickid=prod_cs

A neighbor had GREAT results with one of these. It took about a week until the dog finally figured it out, but the dog stopped, never to be heard again. Really slick. I guess dogs hate the smell of citronella.
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I did quite a bit of research on this topic a few months back due to our new dog being a severe barker and the neighbors starting to complian (legitimately). We had to do something.

The bark collar really works well. The best one I could find based on my research that was still relatively inexpensive, yet built to last, is this one:

http://gundogsupply.com/trnobaco.html

Best money we have spent on the dog so far. Works great and is heavy-duty, yet low-profile. Highly recommend.

Good Luck,

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My favorite "dog whisperer" story comes from Dr. Strangelove.

He is a self-proclaimed jerk and cares only about his furry beast, but not his family, "friends" and associates.

His dog uproots the shrubberies around his $6M mansion in direct proportion to the anti-social conduct of Dr. S. All the exterior images I've seen show gaping holes where normal people would have plants.

Despite a plethora of doggie shrinks and no expense spared, the dog cannot tolerate the abhorrent behavior of the master.

Time for doggie drugs...
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As mentioned above: water spray bottle. They bark, they get sprayed.
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Originally Posted by SweetD View Post
I did quite a bit of research on this topic a few months back due to our new dog being a severe barker and the neighbors starting to complian (legitimately). We had to do something.

The bark collar really works well. The best one I could find based on my research that was still relatively inexpensive, yet built to last, is this one:

http://gundogsupply.com/trnobaco.html

Best money we have spent on the dog so far. Works great and is heavy-duty, yet low-profile. Highly recommend.

Good Luck,

Dave
i own a couple of these as well and they have worked great. i live in a residential neighborhood with 5 labradors, things can get a bit crazy at times in the outdoor pen. i have also tried the dogtra yapper stopper and found them to not work nearly as well as the tritronics ones
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a maltese AND a shi tzu...
go get a yorkie and a chihuahua and you got the grand slam of worthless pets

if i were you i'd let the two labs take care of this problem...
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We got a bark collar for the JRT. I don't know the brand, got it from PetSmart. Smallest battery pack I could get. Waterproof. I wanted to be sure it wasn't going to actually hurt him, so I tried it myself. It took me quite a while "barking" until I got it to respond. Of course my bark is nothing like the dogs. Well, when I finally figured out how to make it respond, i was quite surprised that it doesn't hurt at all. It just tingles and distracts them. No pain. No discomfort. Just a startling tingle. So after testing it myself, I put it on the dog and in about three days he stopped barking while wearing the collar. He's too smart to not realize what is causing the tingle, but it's okay because I just put the collar on him when he was inside. Finally he figured out he shouldn't bark while inside.


Now, if I can just get rid of this new urging I have to go find a fire hydrant first thing in the morning....

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What about an overdose of lead ?
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Originally Posted by Classic25 View Post
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...lickid=prod_cs

A neighbor had GREAT results with one of these. It took about a week until the dog finally figured it out, but the dog stopped, never to be heard again. Really slick. I guess dogs hate the smell of citronella.
I print alot of the packaging for the company that makes those. Premier is an excellent customer service oriented company, call them if you have any problems with their stuff.....

but I too would try the squirt bottle first. My wife watches her brothers Rodeshan Ridgeback and the squirt bottle works great.
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that would save some bucks. I bought a squirt pistol to try on mine, but for me to jump up and run at him with it when he started barking pretty much clued him in.

I couldn't figure out a way to squirt him when I was sleeping and he was barking in the living room.
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"Bark collars for small dogs work fine until the $12 battery goes dead, but you should get 6 months or so out of a battery. Look on Amazon. They have a good selection of bark collars with reviews."

I would think long before the six months was out, the collar isn't working.

The water gun will work. Works great for cats on the furniture too.
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We have a Mini Schnauzer which is a breed known to bark alot. Our trainer uses real lemon in a squirt bottle. A few squirts in the mouth and you have their attention. Very effective!
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