There will be those here who probably get upset with me for this but an
e-collar was the best investment I ever bought. I had the same issue with
mine and as a last resort I bought one. It's not the type that shocks the
dog automatically I bought the type that I totally control when and how much
of a stimulation she gets. It has a tone warning and the stimulations at 10
The thing with using this type of collar is you have to use it properly
along with voice commands. You want to eventually be able to give the dog a
voice command and have it listen without resorting to the use of the collar.
We consistently use the command quiet when we want Lady to stop barking.
With the use of the collar and consistent training she now knows that when I
tell her quiet that it's time to stop barking. I also used the collar to
stop the critter chasing. She will still run rabbits but stops short of
going out of the yard now.
We even use the collar when we go places and I don't need to use a leash
now. I seldom ever have to use the collar but she knows when we are out
that when I call her to come to me and she doesn't that she gets a tone
warning. One tone is all she gets after that I give a short stimulation.
She's a very well behaved dog who goes everywhere with us. My only regret
is that I never invested in one of these collars with my dog Barney.
"RCE" wrote in message
> My two year old Lab has a habit of barking at anything that moves. We
> have a large, fenced backyard but are increasingly unable to let him out
> to romp around because he stands at the fence line and barks at the
> I've tried being with him ... letting him know it's "OK" .... I've tried
> scolding him ... nothing works.
> He's a dog and is doing his job, my wife says.
> Several months ago I bought a high quality shock collar that is supposed
> to help discourage constant barking. I haven't used it, mainly because my
> wife thinks it's cruel and she gets very upset if I suggest we try it.
> I don't know what to do about the barking. I don't think it's fair to
> neighbors to have a dog that constantly barks at them and I've tried the
> "think like a dog" recommendations including distraction, praise,
> scolding, etc. Nothing has worked.
> I was told to forget about using the spray type collars as he would
> probably like it. The shock type was recommended by a knowledgeable dog
> Any suggestions? Pros or cons on the collar?
> >> Stay informed about: Barking Lab