Trust me......if someone is breaking into your house, you'll want your dog to bark. They are dogs. It's what they do! Would you want to have a shock collar put on you to keep you quiet? If your dog is happy, healthy and loyal....be grateful.
There are bark collars on the market that has a remote with it. When he barks, you press the remote and it gives him a gentle shock. After repeated days of this, he'll be conditioned to not bark because he doesn't want the shock.
That's not right my mom is a dog trainer all you do is get a normal collar and a leash and have the leash with you and pull on it if he barks or have a spray bottle or a bag with a chain in it to throw on the floor to correct him never use shock collars or he will get scared of you and it is not a gentle shock it hurts like hell just talk never abuse him it is wrong if any one thinks other wise than you need to get shocked.
To do this you need to Try to always keep treats with you. When he barks put a treat in front of his nose(so he will stop barking) and firmly say "no!" or "quiet!" And then give him the treat. Do this every time he barks. But when he barks at someone like walking in your yard or trying to get in, tell him "good boy"then tell him to "quiet".
Dog expert in the newspaper says to carry treats. When the barking or upset starts, he says to say "Watch me" and make the dog look at you and give a treat. The eye contact is important and not using the dog's name or hitting or negative actions. Dog makes the connection that other dogs in the vicinity means treats/positive experience.
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I'm a dog trainer and use positive reinforcement methods. I don't recommend harsh methods; there's nothing "gentle" about shock collars (I've felt the shock, unbearably painful & I'm NO wimp!) or about grabbing a dog by scruff of neck, except in an emergency. I believe these methods cause dog to be fearful and unconfident, and shock collars may cause aggression (dog may come to believe that people he sees and barks at are CAUSING the pain). Anyway, I recommend you identify what your dog is barking at and why. There are a couple of methods: (1) redirect dog--get him interested in doing something else, playing with toy, doing command (taking him to obedience training will help) to earn a treat, or getting some affection; (2) if your dog is reacting to things outside and he is usually indoors except for his yard, you should take him on daily walks so he'll become accustomed and desensitized to new things; and (3) obedience training will help your dog to listen to you and when he starts barking, you can tell him calmly "Leave It" (taught in positive reinforcement classes) so that he knows to leave the situation because you've got his back.
I agree with other people who have posted. You WANT your dog to bark at people when they come to your house. Usually if the dog knows the person they want to be greeted by that person. If not, they will continue to bark. (Just for fun I'll add to this: You may want to start barking at the people too. Just for a laugh)
You may want to get your dog to stop barking at people, but trust me, its best for it to keep barking at people. You can try to keep your dog around people so it will be more comfortable around people. BUt, sometimes dogs can be pretty helpful when they bark at people. They can sense danger. :)
We 1/2 fixed this problem. When out and about we use the gentle-leader harness. It's not harmful or painful. Where his head goes, he goes. It was something like $15. Well worth it. It comes with instructions, both written and on DVD. It's when at home that we have the most problems. I understand to a point. He's warning that he hears something/someone and I get that. It's when he loses his mind when the neighbor closes his car door for example that I'm frustrated. Good luck.