How to Use a Dog Spray Collar to Stop Barking Safely and Swiftly
including citronella spray collars, which spray a bit of water when the dogs barks.
You can use homemade citronella spray as part of your dog's barking behavior modification program. Mix 4 ounces of distilled water and 4 ounces of witch hazel together with 30 drops of citronella oil in a spray bottle. When your dog gets riled up and begins to bark, send a light mist of citronella spray in his direction to stop his barking. Never spray a stream of the mixture at him, nor should you spray him if he's barking from fear, stress or anxiety. The ASPCA does not recommend bark collars or punishment as a means to control barking behavior. Instead, the organization endorses ignoring bad behavior and praising and rewarding appropriate behavior.
Many different techniques have been tried to stop dogs from barking. They range from staring directly into the dog's eyes in a threatening manner and shaking the dog to methods involving water pistols and squirt bottles, lemon juice sprays, muzzles, adhesive tape, rolled magazines, rattle cans and electric collars. Sometimes these work, but more often they don't. Even when they do work, such methods tend to be harsh and can damage the relationship between dog and master.
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The is another type of dog bark collar. Thisdevice has a sensor that will trigger a citronella or lemon spray whenthe dog barks. The device works on the same principle as the waterspraying.It is well known that dogs adapt to the spray collars, water or air is bad enough but to use citronella is cruel, the citronella stays in the dog's nose for quite some time and it stings the eyes and nose.Unlike some other collars, this one is waterproof in up to 5 feet of water, so your dog can even wear it when splashing about. It is a very simple, lightweight collar that works by using both sound and vibration sensors to detect a bark; this means barks from surrounding dogs do not mistakenly activate the collar which is a common problem in some other spray collars. PetSafe Big Dog Citronella Bark Collar: $64.99. Over 40 Sprays per Refill Unit Good/Low Battery Indicator Waterproof Perfect Bark Technology Adjustable Nylon Collar Operation Manual One Year Warranty from manufacturerMany dogs enjoy wading around in muddy water, swimming, or hanging their heads out of a moving car window until the skin on their faces flap in the wind; however, strangely enough, most dogs do not like getting sprayed in the face by a small squirt of water or blown by a small puff of air. Spray correction bark collars work in this way. When the unwanted barking behavior is detected, a short burst of spray is emitted in front of the dog's face, startling the dog and breaking the barking pattern. Similarly, static correction collars issue a mild electric pulse that feels like the static "shock" a human might feel when touching a metal doorknob after shuffling across a carpet.Wash Procedure 1) Prepare your pet or item to be de-skunked by having a bucket for mixing the Polecat Perfume recipe as well as access to plenty of warm rinse water. An exceptionally dirty dog (muddy, oily, or otherwise) will require more Polecat Perfume to overcome the excessive dirt. For best results wash your pet before application of the Polecat Perfume recipe. Following this simple step allows the active ingredients to break down and neutralize the skunk spray. Once the Polecat Perfume is thoroughly rinsed away, carrying the skunk odor with it, a good wash with dog shampoo and rinse will complete the task. 2) Mix the three components, the 3% hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish-washing detergent together in your bucket. Important: mixing must take place in an open container. Any attempt to contain the activation could cause the container to burst due to the effervescing action of the three ingredients. 3) Immediately apply and work the mixture into the pets fur and any other items that may have come into contact with the skunk spray, collars, leashes, etc. The reaction created by mixing the components together lasts about three minutes. Allow the mixture to set on the item being washed, working it constantly into the fur for 7-10 minutes. Once you are satisfied with the wash, you will need to rinse the pet well. As with any shampoo, we recommend flushing the eyes with plenty of water if the mixture comes into contact.