Ive read a few posts but not really sure what to do here...
I have two dogs, Rex - a Golden Retriever (10 months purebred) and TJ - a German Shepherd (9 months purebred pedigree).
About 3 months ago Rex was barking continuously seemingly at nothing (It was like a single, short bark but he was just doing it continuously). It was driving us nuts and the neighbour mentioned it to us. I spoke to the pet shop and bought a Innotech bark collar which sprays citronella when he barks. Cost me a bit too!
It worked, he is very active but rarely barks like he did.
Now, 3 months down the track TJ has started to bark. It is a much more aggressive bark and he runs to the back fence when he does. I have sat out there and nothing seems to set him off. No noises, no barking dog etc.
There is another dog in the house behind us which has a real annoying chirpy bark but every time TJ goes off its not barking and i cant even hear it out there.
I tried the collar on him for about a week now and it just doesn't seem to be working like it did for Rex. Its driving me crazy and i spoke to the neighbours about it again who said its bearable. I dont like the fact that someone has to put up with our dogs barking, but i think they appreciate im trying to do something and acknowledge it before they have to come to me.
The collar seems to have worked a little bit though as his barking is less frequent but it is still too frequent for my liking. Is there any tips that can assist me in addition to the collar?
Also of note, when TJ does go off and bark Rex is just laying at the back step, i cant believe how calm he is when TJ goes off.