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    I have found this site whilst searching for information about husher muzzles, and felt it a great place to start. I had a call yesterday from the local ranger who has had complaints about my dog barking. I have a yr old female shepherd and a 7 yr old male terrierxchuachua. And he is the perpetrator. It is not a constant problem but when he is separated from the girl, Keziah, either because I have taken her for a walk or she has managed to jump in a window into the house he DOES not stop barking. I was away for the week, my son was home, and it seems Bruno (the dog) barked for about 3 hrs. The council has now decided to give neighbours diaries. The ranger suggested a husher muzzle. I know the barking when it occurs is annoying, however I also know it is not a daily event, more a one off. I have tried many things to alleviate his anxiety, but nothing has worked. What do I do? The shepherd does not do it. HELP

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    Mu only suggestion would be to put the little one inside. Our dogs would also bark if left outside by themselves i think. Mind you we do not have any close neighbours to worry. barking once started is quite difficult to fix, because you are not there when it happens
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    I also shut any of my barkers indoors when out now I'm in town.
    I use time out for a yappy Matesse I have & it dose help as long as I am constant & timing is right.
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    crate train the yapping one and put him inside the house when you're out. Go around to your neighbours and make sure they know you're fine with them letting you know directly when it's a problem and listen to them when they tell you that its not a "one off" and when they specifically need the dog to be quiet. I had neighbours whose yappy dog barked at possums at 3am through 6am every night. NOT OK.

    This is trickier but some dogs can be trained to be quiet if they get a treat - when they're quiet, eg neighbour throws some dog kibble over the fence.

    You could also supply them with a pump up squirty gun.

    Depends how well you trust them to do the right thing by your dog.

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    Has anybody got any experience with anti-bark collars? My mum hired some from the vet when she had neighbour complaints about her dogs barking - they spray a bit of citronella at the dog when they bark, and seemed to work well for her. I think the hire was for about 2 weeks, after which you're not supposed to need them anymore.

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    No experience with them but it would be an option I would try if I had the same problem.

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    Hi,

    3 Hours? Wow...

    How about doggie door? 7 year old dog with barking is a hard one to treat.
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    My Maltese is incurable I think she was older when we got her & although I can get her to stop whilst I am home she will yap as soon as we leave if she isn't locked inside & it has to be a room with no window access. Crate training is the way too go also, Ling(Maltese) has confinement issues from being locked in a pen for years so crateing was not for her but thats what I would normally do.
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    Welcome Woopi.


    Quote Originally Posted by Allie View Post
    Has anybody got any experience with anti-bark collars? My mum hired some from the vet when she had neighbour complaints about her dogs barking - they spray a bit of citronella at the dog when they bark, and seemed to work well for her. I think the hire was for about 2 weeks, after which you're not supposed to need them anymore.

    Believe me, they work!!!

    You need to use them correctly though. They are expensive to buy, as are the refill & batteries if needed.




    There are two types I have used....
    • An auto type that sprays each time the dog barks.
    • A remote version, these are great, you can hide from the dog for quite some distance & observe the triggers for barking. If they need correcting click the beep buttun & the dog gets a warning beep sound, if it continues barking, then hit the spray button.
    If you trust your neighbours, then get them involved, they may be happy to help doing this when your not home.

    Having said that, be aware, some dogs learn to turn their heads sideways when barking to avoid the lemon smelling mist.

    Another problem is when another dog barks, it can trigger the mist.


    Good luck
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