Thursday, November 5, 2009

Incessant Dog Barking

Dogs bark for a number of reasons. Sometimes it can be a good reason as to warn of an intruder or to express fear or pain. Sometimes it can be "bad" reasons as far as human beings - an attempt to sound threatening or just to get attention fall into this category. Whatever the reasons for dogs barking, it can be regarded as a nuisance by the dog owners and their neighbors together. Because of this there are several methods used to control barking dogs.


So far the best method to control barking incessantly is to train the dog not barking or, more specifically, to bark only at the right time. There are several ways to achieve this, but dog trainers usually agree that traditional reward and reprimand system the most effective and best for use.

Some people choose to electronic "bark collar" as a shortcut to train their own dogs. The collar contains an electronic device that is activated by the act of barking dogs. Problem small electric shock devices are sick and shocking dogs. Eventually the dog may associate the negative stimulus with the barking and stops doing it.

Problems with this system a lot, but. Some dogs just do not learn that barking is the cause of negative stimuli, and continues to bark even if it causes discomfort. Particularly hairy dogs may not even feel a shock or activate the device because the metal points must contact the skin directly in order to deliver a surprise. Also, the collar itself is not sufficient and should be supported with training, too. This is a bad idea to use a collar for a period of time.

Some owners find the concept of giving electric shocks to dogs to be "cruel." While that may be a matter of personal opinion, the collar proved to provide only a little discomfort for a short time and will not really harm the dog. Another type of collar that operates on the same principle gives citronella mist in front of the dog's nose. Dogs hate the smell and soon realize that it was caused by barking. Citronella collar success rate can be compared with people from various electronics.


So far the most extreme method to control barking dogs is to have it undergo debarking surgery. In this procedure a small fold of tissue is removed from the dog larynx, rendering it unable to bark. Some find this procedure to be inhumane and, because of barking dogs can be returned after a few months, certainly less than perfect method which some veterinarians will recommend.


Donna said...

Yes, there's a lot of methods now to control dog's excessive barking. Everything is helpful. One thing I know and which I have been using it for years already is the Craig's Paw Old Fashioned Bark Stopper. It is very easy to use. When your dog starts to bark excessively, simply get the Craig's Paw Old Fashioned Bark Stopper, shake it, and regain control of your dog's barking. It is that easy. Your dog barks, you shake hand, and dog stops. Click this link

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