Dog Training

No Bark Dog Collar

barking puppy

The below was written to us from a current client. It is just for informations as we neither endorse or disagree completely with the dog owner’s sentiments. If you have a dog that you feel barks to much, this letter will provide you the thoughts of another owner that feels that same about their puppy as you may.

In some ways, I really love my puppy, but in some ways I can’t really stand for. I sort of view my puppy the way I used to see my stuffed animals when I was a kid. She is soft, comforting, and sleeps in my bed with me. Although she is a little bit messier than my toy animals – she licks my face, and is still not completely housebroken yet – nonetheless, she provides the same feeling of comfort that I used to have with stuffed animals. If she didn’t always make so much noise, she would be the perfect pet. I bought a no bark dog collar for her, but unfortunately it seems to do no good. She is a stubborn animal.

It is one of those humane anti bark collars. It is actually a citronella dog collar. Supposedly, dogs find the smell of citronella confusing and unpleasant enough that it will make them stop barking. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for Sadie. When she barks and the no bark dog collar squirts her in the face, she looks confused for a moment. It only lasts a moment, however, and then she starts barking louder than before. Every time the no bark dog collar squirts her, it only gets her more excited. After awhile, we have to actually take off the dog collar. By then, she has been doused in citronella, and the whole house smells of it.

It is getting to be such a problem that we have been researching other kinds of no bark dog collars. None of us really wants to hurt her – and many of them do hurt dogs – so we have stayed away from the less humane kinds up until now. Nonetheless, the barking has gotten out of hand. I have been thinking about and electronic no bark dog collar. Although they give the dogs a shock, they seem more humane to me than the ones that emit a high-pitched beep. These can really hurt a dog’s ear, which is a very cruel thing to do. Personally, I would rather get an electric shock than have a loud bell go off in my ear every time I make a noise. I am sure that my dog feels the same way. Nevertheless, whatever no bark dog collar we get the dog, one thing is for sure: it better work. The neighbors are about at their wits end, and I am getting pretty close myself.

Children Pet Care

kid dog trainingThere are a few things that come hard to come children. While they are fascinated with and love to be around animals, it may take them a while to learn to care for animals. This means they may not understand that they need to be fed or walked as often as they should, or that you can not pull tails and play with them as if they were stuffed animals. Some children learn to be nice and be responsible rather quickly, but most children struggle. There are some things you must be sure of before you give in and get them that pet they have been asking for.

Children often ask if they can have a new kitten, puppy, or hamster before they are ready to care for animals. It can be hard to explain to them why you are saying no. They do not understand what it means to care for an animal twenty four hours a day. There are a few pets that are easier to care for, but chances are good that you are going to end up with the care of the animals on your shoulders no matter what you pick. That is probably the biggest reason why you are saying no when you know they are too young to take care of any animal as they should.

If they will not let up about getting a puppy, but you know they are not able to care for animals the way they should, see if you can borrow one from someone for a few days. Tell your child that they must do everything that pet needs, and they can not ask you to do it for them. Some children will do well and may change your mind, but those are usually the older ones. Even then though, they lose interest after a while and you end up doing all the work. Younger children end up being overwhelmed and you have to take over before the animal starts to suffer. That should show them that they are not ready just yet. They will still protest, but you have made your point.

Children under the age of ten may not care for animals the right way in a whole other way. It may not be about how often they remember to feed, water, or walk them it is more about understanding that they are not play toys and that they can be hurt or even killed if not treated properly. Some animals will attack, and that can always teach a lesson but that is not what you want to happen. If your child does not respond to your lessons about caring for animals, they are going to have to remain separated.

Sometimes, a child that can not care for animals the right way is trying to tell you something. If they hit and tease animals well beyond the age of which they should be understanding, there could be something else wrong. When children worry or have problems they are hiding, they may act out with aggression. Animals are often easy targets when they are doing this. If you think there is a problem, talk with a professional about how your children care for animals and then see what they think. Something may be wrong.