A friend wrote to me about his dog barking in the kennel: “I may have misled you to think I was correcting my dog barking in the kennel with the collar, I was not. I have only used the pinch collar for correcting the biting as you mention in your other post. For your suggestion of an e-collar, everything I have read indicates she would be to young, 16 weeks, for an e-collar. I have given her the kong filled with treats, she loves it when out of the kennel or in her crate but pays no attention to Read more [...]
Here’s how to stop dog barking. Professional Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz takes you behind the scenes of one of his private client sessions in Las Vegas, Nevada to show you how to get a couple of “Morkies” to stop barking.
Adam briefly discusses how to stop dog barking.
Here’s the deal: You’ve got a dog that just keeps barking when you leave him in his kennel run or in the back yard. You’ve already exercised him and you know that he’s not barking at anything in specific. Let’s face it: Sometimes dogs just bark because it’s fun. And then it becomes a habit. And then your neighbors start complaining. Even if you correct the dog when you’re home, your dog is smart enough to learn that he doesn’t get corrected for barking when you leave for work. And that’s where Read more [...]
An article published in a recent issue of Canine Times (you can subscribe to this free e-zine by going to: http://www.cfnaonline.com/caninetimes/) states that, “The Association of Pet Behavior Counselors condemns the widespread use of devices which deliver electric shocks to dogs for the purpose of training or curing behavior problems,” The article later states that, “Only in a handful of cases, where all else has been tried and failed, and when the condition is potentially life-threatening, can Read more [...]
There is nothing quite as annoying in a quiet neighborhood as a dog that continues to bark all day. There is always a reason why a dog will continue to bark and more often than not it is related to boredom. Alternatively the dog could be hungry and wanting food or water, or quite possibly they don’t have sufficient shelter from the elements whether in a hot or cold climate. If these problems can be addressed this might be all that is needed to stop the dog from barking all day. You need to be aware Read more [...]
Have your neighbors been complaining that your dog is barking when you’re away? Typically, Golden Retrievers do not have a problem with barking, but they will bark if bored or lonely. Start by teaching him to be quiet while you’re at home. When your dog starts barking, tell him “Quiet!” When he stops barking, praise him by saying, “Good boy to be quiet!” When he seems to understand what you want, go for a short walk outside, leaving your dog at home. Listen and when you hear him start Read more [...]
I have a dog, BIG dog, that barks at birds, squirrels, little children riding on bikes, etc. He is 1/2 Labrador, 1/2 Springer Spaniel with plenty of energy, almost 5 years old. He sounds mean when he barks, but not a mean dog. I have had a PetSafe shock collar for him, and he seems to wear out the batteries quickly–possibly due to poor contact as it loosens easily. I’m looking for a shock bark collar with a remote control, water-resistant, and definitely rechargeable. Would the Dogtra 200NCP be Read more [...]
Let me say first off that your book has helped us tremendously. It’s like we took a giant step in the right direction after reading it. However, there is one problem that we have and I suspect that I am unwittingly the cause of it. Whenever I take my 14 month old shepherd mix, Sable, out on a leash she barks and growls at anyone that tries to approach us (she didn’t always do this. At first she was very good around strangers, then she would bark sometimes and not others, now it’s pretty constant Read more [...]
I have a client who has just adopted a dog. The dog is adjusting to its new apt., but is barking a bit when the owner leaves. A friend of hers has lent a citronella collar for her to try. My question is: Is there any health concerns with using the collar in terms of the spray getting in the eyes or lungs? I would love to hear about peoples experiences with the collars whether they are negative or positive. Thank you in advance!! -RD Dear RD: They have a tendency to jam up. Not to mention run out Read more [...]
Dear Adam: We have a problem when we are not home. Our 2 year-old Shepherd/Chow mix rarely barks when we are home, but when we leave her in her nice pen outdoors when we are gone she yips and barks. We have tried stuffed animals and kong toy with food inside. Do we need to get a bark collar? Any other suggestions or info. on the collars would be appreciated. Thank you, Beth Nordstrom Dear Beth: First, I would try to figure out what is causing the dog to bark. It may be nothing more than Read more [...]
What Industry Insider’s Know About Electronic Bark Collars By Adam G. Katz Here’s the deal: You’ve got a dog that just keeps barking when you leave him in his kennel run or in the back yard. You’ve already exercised him and you know that he’s not barking at anything in specific. Let’s face it: Some times dogs just bark because it’s fun. And then it becomes a habit. And then your neighbors start complaining. Even if you correct the dog when you’re home, your dog is smart enough to Read more [...]