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#1 Avery

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

Anyone have any hot tips on getting them to stop?

We have a mini foxie x chihuahua (typical yappy dog) who is a beautiful girl, but she goes off every time someone walks past the fence. Its getting to the stage where im begining to worry about the neigbhours cracking it, because I cant say "she's just a pup" anymore.

Add to this hubby, in his Infinite wisdom, has just agreed to take one of his friends Jack russell pups. So now we are going to have 2 yappy dogs.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

I think it depends on the level of discipline your dog has and how much time that you have to focus on stopping them barking. They can definitely be trained to not bark. If you dont have much time then I would give the citronella collars a go. I haven't tried them, but have heard they are good. Basically they spray a small amount of citronella whenever the dog barks, which they dont like. I am pretty sure after a while you don't have to put the citronella in as they learn not to bark.



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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

Having grown up with many dogs in the house I think that all puppies/dogs benefit from a few classes with their owners.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

We used a citronella collar for our dog - when we weren't home and she stopped pretty quickly (we only used it for a week or two).

When we're home we squirt her with water when she barks - she really doesn't like it, so it works for us.

We also did training with her - puppy classes, then obedience 1 and 2. She is pretty good with most things and we've tried to teach her "no" so she also gets a "no" when she barks - to know that it is the wrong thing.

She hardly barks now ... really it is only when our neighbours are fixing the fence and are hammering away and she can't see ... or when a possum or cat come into our backyard!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

A citronella collar worked for our golden retriever pup. We didn't even have to put the citronella oil in it to begin with, just the air squirting out was enough to stop him.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

Thanks ladies!

I think we are going to have to invest in a collar - If I can find one small enough!
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:53 AM

QUOTE(Avery @ Nov 9 2012, 09:02 PM) View Post

Thanks ladies!

I think we are going to have to invest in a collar - If I can find one small enough!


My ILs have one for their mini daschund hopefully you find one small enough ....

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

we gave an extremely small jackrussell cross and we purchased this collar:
http://item.mobilewe...nid=35724596561

it says the dog needs to be 5 kg however it fits my dog fine.

i was really worried about getting this type of collar but after receiving a complaint from a neighbour we had no choice. our dog learnt soooo fast not to bark. and i don't think it hurts her so much, but the shock scares her... which shuts her up (she is a whimp).





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