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Debarking collars

March 14th, 2008, 12:34 PM
I need some advice on this topic. I have two little dogs (bichonXshih tzu, and a bichon) that I love beyond words. The female is a year old and has started barking relentlessly whenever she goes outside. (she just got spayed so she is quiet right now.)
The neighbors have two dogs that are the main reason she barks. However....please bear with me here...we are moving to a condo that has allowed us to have the dogs, but I am certain they will not want them barking too much.
Fast forward, my husband bought a debarking collar for her. I have not even opened the package yet. I wondered if anyone has used these successfully and if they are humane. It is the kind that gives a mild shock.

Now I know I wouldn't like to wear the collar, before anyone asks me.

I don't know how to train her to stop barking when she is outside. How do I do this??
Finding another place to live is not an option at this point, and we are lucky they said yes to the dogs....had to go before a committee.


March 14th, 2008, 01:03 PM
you can get a collar that sprays in their face when they bark. dont use the shock one it's cruel.

March 14th, 2008, 01:29 PM
They are not humane and should be banned imo. I would try spraying her with a water bottle and teaching her the word "quiet".

March 14th, 2008, 01:31 PM
A former friend of mine bought one for her dog... :sad:

When the dog barked and the device went off, the dog yelped pretty loud. I don't know if it was pain or surprise but it wasn't a pretty sight.

If you're wanting to keep them quiet, I doubt the shock collar will do you much good because if a dog yelps loud after the shock, that kinda defeats the purpose of quieting barking. :shrug: