Citronella Dog Collar
A "Gentle" Approach To Dog Barking Control!
The Citronella dog collar
is one approach to nuisance barking that reportedly has over a 95% success rate! In fact, tests carried out by animal behavior institution found that citronella bark collars
are twice as effective as shock type collars - which many dog owners won't even consider.
you have a dog barking control problem, the citronella dog collar may be the solution to excessive woofing.
But first, let's be realistic, dogs bark! Some dog breeds bark more than others, so if you have low
tolerance for barking, the first line of defense may be to get a dog that's not generally known to be a
On the other hand some barking does fall into the over-the-top category and can
big problems with neighbors and also violate city ordinances. Worst of all, it can ruin an owner's
relationship with their dog. This kind of barking needs a solution before it gets out of control.
When an owner has not been able to successfully correct the problem with positive reinforcement
training, a no-bark dog collar is worth considering. Among the choices, are electronic shock
devices, high pitched sonic deterrents, and citronella bark collars.
In our research of
no bark collars, the citronella dog collar came out on top for most dog owners. This type of collar is also available unscented,
although I'm not sure how effective this would be since it is the scent that is repugnant to the pet.
Another bark control device, is one that picks up a dog's barking by a vibration sensor and then emits
a high pitched whistle-like noise, heard only by the dog. This device has also received positive feedback from some owners
so I have included them here. These ultrasonic bark control systems would certainly be a
good choice if it's the neighbor's dog making the racket
where you have less options!!!.
But they can also be used to quiet your own dog both indoors and outdoors.
The citronella dog collar, on the other hand, has an overall high rate of success, validated in
controlled animal studies by credible institutions.
As for electronic shocks, no "dog spoiler" would even consider such a device, so that option is immediately
How The Citronella Dog Collar Works:
Attached to a regular adjustable collar is a sound receiver and a spray device that releases a burst of
citronella in response to barking. Citronella is a grass that produces an oil that smells like lemon. The
receiver in this device is calibrated so it won't be activated by other nearby sounds.
all-natural citronella scent is sufficiently unpleasant to a dog so as to cause an interruption in his
noise making activity and deter the unwanted barking. It's really a humane way to get his attention! Many users are
thrilled by the degree of dog barking control they have been able to achieve.
Tips For Using:
- Praise your dog when he stops barking and is then quiet or slows down his frenzy.
Say "good quiet", or something similar.
- Read the instructions for attaching and adjusting the collar to the your
- Some users report that the best results occur when their dog only wears the collar for
a few minutes at a time. This makes good sense to me as it may be more effective in helping the dog learn
when his barking is unnecessary.
After all, not all barking is unwanted - some we welcome for protective
purposes. Intermittant use, may also help your dog recognize the collar for its purpose, as well as prevent
your dog from becoming accustomed to the scent.
For a powerful double wammy approach to dog barking control, try using this
excellent dog training program in combination with
the no bark dog collar:
Where To Buy:
There are a few choices of brands for the citronella bark collars which are seen in the Amazon slideshow above. Click on any one to
learn more about the product.
Alternative products use vibration sensors while others use microphone receiver technology. The ultra sonic dog training
collar is another option shown in the column to your right.
While completing our research, we found some positive feedback for
Gentle Leader Citronella Dog Collar
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man
because he is a good talker... Chuang-tzu
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