Skip the collar. Work with a positive based trainer who can give you guidance on how to minimize the barking without causing the dog pain.
That was not the Question!Skip the collar. Work with a positive based trainer who can give you guidance on how to minimize the barking without causing the dog pain.
Sometimes the most appropriate answer is not a direct response to the question.That was not the Question!
I have two very effective bark collars. They NEVER activate when the dog drinks water or does normal "dog" behavior. Both can have stim levels set manually. One is a simple dial. The other is more complex and is changed manually but you use an electronic menu to set it up. Neither was inexpensive.I will search for a forum then that are not positive only rainbow believers.
Maybe there is a forum for ecollar trained dogs...
Just try a bunch more collars and when that fails, go talk to Haz at Shield K9. He knows his stuff.Does anybody know a good bark collar that will really only activate from your dogs barking and nothing other?
You sound upset and doubtful.Just try a bunch more collars and when that fails, go talk to Haz at Shield K9. He knows his stuff.
I see that you're in Germany. Haz is in Canada but apparently a lot of people in your neck of the woods love him.
I used the Garmin Delta XC for a few weeks and the problem barking was gone. I used the buzz and vibration mostly but did use shock for boundary training if he ran toward the road (even though I get about 1 car an hour.) I did give up on barking in house when delivery drivers arrive. I hated to stop that but read about a dog toy in dog's mouth every time a driver comes to door. Dog and driver now look forward to the playtime. I do agree, some people need to lighten up. A month of training and my dog goes hiking with me off leash and stays in our yard safely. We have a responsibility to keep our dogs safe. They are not aware of the dangers. We are the humans and smarter (theoretically).