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Old 11-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default So Stella isn't barking at dogs....now she barks all day at everything!!!!

Would like some tips on how to get the non stop barking in the yard under control. I think we have finally got a handle on the leash reactivity and can start working on the incessant barking.
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Bring her in if she's barking and/or use a barking collar.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Am getting an e collar from the trainer. I am thinking it is the same idea as a bark collar?
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Not generally the same thing. An ecollar is a shock collar that you decide when to give the shock. A barking collar is also a shock collar, but it's set off by the dog's barking, not by you. It gives a quicker and more consistent correction. You shouldn't leave either one on unattended or leave them on for long periods of time.
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If you are going to buy a bark collar be sure to get a good one-there are alot of badly made ones. Innotek makes a good one.
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I am thinking the e collar would be useful in other training as well. Although it is true that the bark collar would be more consistent.
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You really shouldn't use e-collars expecting immediate results. You need to set a good foundation so the dog understands the collar's effects. There is much training(on the dog and handlers end) involved if you do it right.

A bark collar, on the other hand, is immediate and teaches the dog it needs to quiet or keep getting shocked(and those bump up with some collars until the dog finally gets 'it')
I would go with a bark collar use~ it for what it is designed for, and if you are interested in e-collar training, get with someone who knows what they are doing to help you get a good foundation first.
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isn't this stuff cruel? Why get a gsd if it can't bark?


doesnt it just mean the dog is bored?

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doesnt it just mean the dog is bored?
Sometimes it's just a bad habit.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Stella is not bored. She will bark at the house across the street as soon as she goes out in the morning. Or after a lengthy walk or hike. Or while we are playing ball. There are 2 cats that also capture her attention. And let's not forget the dogs next door or down a few houses. To me it just seems like a bad habit. She has gotten better at coming when I call her if she is barking but goes right back to it. I have tried distracting her by playing ball with her and my other dog or playing find it games in the yard. But how many times a day can I run out and play ball? I have brought her into the house for a bit of a time out too. But as soon as she goes out....woof woof woof.
Of course I want her to bark and alert. But when I check it out and say "enough", I want her to stop! I am sure my neighbors feel the same.
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