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    The one i bought is not an automated one i have to press the button for it to zap her. I have not used it. Because i don't know if i want to.

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    It's your choice, but yeah I reckon they sound a bit harsh.

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    kelpielover

    Steve at K9pro - has a distance package for teaching how to use a zap collar correctly.

    I think if snakes are a worry or similar they might have their place. But I've done all the reading (including his booklet) and decided it's not for me or my dog. So far all the snakes we've met - she's been on lead - which is a relief. She does find them very exciting - though wasn't quite so keen when the first one we met lifted its head up and hissed at her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelpielover View Post
    The one i bought is not an automated one i have to press the button for it to zap her. I have not used it. Because i don't know if i want to.
    Put it on yourself and zap it to see what it feels like

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    Well, I'd say that you really should have considered whether or not your dog was going to fit into your life/environment before you brought it home. If you own cats, you get a dog/breed that gets along with cats or one you can socialise with them from the beginning. If she's not house trained then I personally think that is a bigger problem than barking in the mornings, but I guess that only matters if you let it inside. Obviously I don't live at your house, so I'm not trying to make assumptions. I apologise if I offend in anyway.

    I'd say go with a spray collar before an E-collar. E-collars can't be used on your dog without supervision and training from a dog trainer, so if you want to use it, you will have to get professional help. If you get professional help, they'd probably advise trying other things before even thinking about using the E-collar. I think the best option right now is to take the E-collar back and swap it to a citronella spray collar. They are cheaper. Innotek is good, but there are also other brands out there.

    I'm sure there are other options to fix this problem, but from your original thread post, it seems that you just want a quick fix to stop the barking rather than coming up with an overall plan to stop the behaviour exhibited, hence my advice on the spray collar...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Lady View Post
    Our dog can't get near our house and can't get out of our property..
    Cant get near the house?
    Is that one of those systems that creates a barrier and zaps them if they cross a line?
    Please excuse my ignorance if this is a stupid question...lol
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    I have been trying other things. Some days i will go play with her for half hour or so in the mornings and i find that she quietens down abit after that. Or if i'm way to tired for that at 6-7 in the morning i will give her a bone or something to chew on. She only does right in the early hours and then she calms down during the day. I'm probably not going to use the e-collar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bec View Post
    Put it on yourself and zap it to see what it feels like
    Of course i will, it says to do that on the instructions anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierqld View Post
    Cant get near the house?
    Is that one of those systems that creates a barrier and zaps them if they cross a line?
    Please excuse my ignorance if this is a stupid question...lol
    I think that is a really good idea for if you live on a property. Where i live we have to have dogs either tied up or in some kinda of yard or in the house if we live out of town.
    Because of the reason that they go wondering off and on to other peoples property and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pawfectionist View Post
    Well, I'd say that you really should have considered whether or not your dog was going to fit into your life/environment before you brought it home. If you own cats, you get a dog/breed that gets along with cats or one you can socialise with them from the beginning. If she's not house trained then I personally think that is a bigger problem than barking in the mornings, but I guess that only matters if you let it inside. Obviously I don't live at your house, so I'm not trying to make assumptions. I apologise if I offend in anyway.

    I'd say go with a spray collar before an E-collar. E-collars can't be used on your dog without supervision and training from a dog trainer, so if you want to use it, you will have to get professional help. If you get professional help, they'd probably advise trying other things before even thinking about using the E-collar. I think the best option right now is to take the E-collar back and swap it to a citronella spray collar. They are cheaper. Innotek is good, but there are also other brands out there.

    I'm sure there are other options to fix this problem, but from your original thread post, it seems that you just want a quick fix to stop the barking rather than coming up with an overall plan to stop the behaviour exhibited, hence my advice on the spray collar...?
    I did research it for a long time, And i honestly thought i would be able to handle it. I am not going to give her up now. I love her. I'm not that kind of person. Every animal that i have owned have come from other people who have gotten sick of there animals and my mum and i have taken in. We only put our animals up for adoption once in my whole life and it wasnt my choice as i was about 15 years old and mum had just gotten out of a marriege and had to sell our house etc. We couldnt look after them. This is the first dog we've had since then. I am 21 years old now.
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