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Old 04-05-2003, 07:35 AM
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I am in desperate help... I own a 2 yr old Chocolate Lab that has been a wonderful friend and had a had a wonderful year with close to 150 water retrive' s while hunting... But my question is...
I cant get him to stop I have purchased a " bark" collar and he still bark' s thru the shock..... I can see that the shock is " hitting" him and he still wont get the message......Im at wit' s end and could use some expert help on this.....does any one have a idea I can use....thanks... Takeum
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Old 04-06-2003, 04:28 PM
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What will sometimes work quite weell is to give him a shot of water from a hose. If you have him in a kennel or run you may be able to hook the hose set with it set on spray that will cover the run. Now when he starts to bark slip out and turn on the spigot to give him a squirt. It has worked on two dogs that I had. It should take no more than a couple times to stop it. Good luck!
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Old 04-08-2003, 06:54 PM
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Try putting your collar tighter, use the longer probes on the collar, increase the intensity level if you haven' t. One thing you need to watch for is the collar probes irritating the skin and creating a wound. Take the collar off every couple of days if your trying to break a persistant dog of barking. Good luck, Juniorpc
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Old 04-08-2003, 08:39 PM
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To take drgildy' s method a step farther - The breeder that I got my Gordon from in Maine had the water pipes and nozzles over his kennels. He had gotten some kind of noise activation switch, or something, from Radio Shack, wired it to a solenoid and - voila! Dogs bark, they get sprayed...
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Old 04-18-2003, 10:49 PM
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Spray it with your hose and yell at it. That works on mine... for a while.
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:22 AM
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The first thing we need to know is, " What is he barking at" ? and " Why is he barking" ? It' s usually easier to fix a problem if you know the reason for the problem in the first place. It' s usually easier to fix the ' cause' than it is to fix the ' response to the cause' .

If he' s barking for no apparrent reason, then it' s most likely to get your attention.
How much do you work him (train him)? How much time do you spend with him in play or just plain old ' socializing' ?

You say that he is 2 years old -- how long has he been doing the barking thing?
If he' s been doing it for a long time, then it may just be a habitual action on his part.
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