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Old June 17th, 2010, 08:42 PM
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Bark control, collar or something else?

Hi,

We have 2 Pomeranians, one is 2 years old the other is 1 year old. The young one barks a lot, worst when the phone rings, as soon as we walk to the phone she would bark non stop! The older one would try join the barking and it's just too crazy. The same if someone opens the door, and I don't really want to bother our neighbours as they are really loud.

I've checked different types of collars, but I don't know which one to get to be effective. I obviously don't want to use it all the time, hopefully they'll learn quickly. Any suggestions?
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Old June 17th, 2010, 09:17 PM
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First of all, maybe you should try to get to the root of the problem intead of just trying to cover it up?

Are your dogs getting enough physical and mental stimulation daily? Most dogs that bark excessivly do it out of boredum.

why not teach them the quiet command?
Sometimes even putting the bark on cue will cut out the behaviour unless you ask for it . (I knwo people who this has worked for, and its also worked for humping behaviours too )
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Old June 17th, 2010, 09:45 PM
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I have a sheltie that barks at any noise outside; when I reprimand her, she quiets down, but as soon as I leave the room she starts again! And yes, she gets alot of exercise and stimulation so that is not the problem; she just loves to bark!!!

If you are going to get any type of anti-barking collar, please do not get the one that gives shocks, I find that a bit extreme. The one that sprays citronella works well!
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Old June 17th, 2010, 10:02 PM
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No I won't want to shock my babies! The problem with my young dog is she stops but as soon as someone moves or do something, she barks. Like if we're all sitting in the family room, as soon as someone leaves the room, she barks. She stops as soon as someone says something, but she barks again as soon as someone walks around again. Basically she stops whenever we talk, then she starts barking again.

However, we have no control when phone rings, as soon as it rings, one goes crazy and the other follows. Usually we pick up the phone then run to the basement to answer the call, this is not good!
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Old June 18th, 2010, 01:53 PM
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Youtube has a few interesting videos on that topic


[Basic Dog Training Tips : How to Train a Dog to Stop Barking] 1:22


Basic Dog Training Tips : How to Train a Dog to...
Learn how to teach your dog to stop barking in this free dog training video. Expert: Jim Leske Bio: My name is Jim Leske, Animal Behaviorist ...
by expertvillage | 2 years ago | 318,070 views
[Dog Care & Training : Creative Ways to Stop a Dog From Barking] 2:37

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Some creative ways to stop a dog from barking are to reward silence, train the dog to get a toy around barking triggers or to use a floor tie down ...
by expertvillage | 1 year ago | 7,249 views
[How to stop your dog jumping - Barking Mad - BBC Pets] 2:44

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Have you got an over attentive pet dog? The animal experts from BBC show 'Barking Mad' have some top tips to help you tame your pooch and save ...
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The Dog Training Wizard describes how to stop dog barking behavior with positive dog training. Learn more at www.DogTrainingWizard.net Positive ...
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[Stop My Dog Barking - How To Stop A Barking Dog - Part One] 2:32

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www.StopDogBarkingBook.com ******************************************** How to stop a barking dog. Get the information you need to stop your dog ...
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By www.dog-care-help.com on dog barking problems and how to stop your dog barking.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 01:57 PM
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not too many quiet poms around *L* we use to raise them, pretty mouthy little things, the happier they are, the more they bark, if you have a pom that rarely barks, its the sign of a depressed/sad puppers, thats what my grams that owned the kennel always said. that being said, the citronella collar works wonders, sprays a delightful aroma each time they bark.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 08:36 PM
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I just let my poms bark lol
they are so cute even when they are being loud and annoying!
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