Humane Ways To Stop Dogs Barking
There are kinder, more humane ways to stop dogs barking, and stop other behaviour deemed undesirable by owners from cats and dogs, rather than using shock dog collars.
positive reinforcement methods should always be tried first, because these methods cause no distress to your dog. Dog behaviourists and trainers can work with you on this, or there is a wealth of information found online. As with all dog training, patience, perseverance, and consistency is needed.
If positive reinforcement does not work, there are alternatives to shock collars. These include collars that spray citronella that dogs usually detest the smell of, collars that emit a high pitched noise unpleasant for them to hear, and collars which use a combination of sound and painless vibration.
Important: If your dog shows signs of distress, such as fear, when using these devices, you must discontinue there use. Continuing to use them could lead to long term psychological harm to your dog.
Image: This shows a citronella spray anti-bark dog collar in action. Source
Image: No bark dog collar that uses a high pitched sound to discourage barking. Source
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