Are collars which are meant to stop dogs from barking by giving them little shocks whenever they do bark cruel?
i have 3 dogs,2 boston terriers , 1 american bulldog. 1 of the bostons barks a lot when inside and out in the yard. i dont mind it myself but i do not want to disturb my neighbors. this dog is from a rescue .and he has a lot of bad habits,biting,chewing everything in the house, urinating in the house,ect. i can handle anything but i worry about the barking . i tried clicker training ect. but nothing seems to help. i have purchased the collar about a year ago now but could never bring myself to put it on him. i dont want to do anything mean to him. when he starts his barking up it gets the other 2 going as well.( they dont bark ordinarily) should i use the collar or just let him bark...my neighbors never said anything but i just know it must be annoying.