|Barked: Sun Apr 2, '06 11:16am PST |
|This can be a difficult situation to overcome, do you know what he is barking at? Does he do this at other times during the day, or just in the morning?
My deaf dog barks out the window frequently, because she is visually over stimulated. Sometimes it is at nothing that I can see, but mostly it is a neighborhood cat or dog, and of course those silly birds that must fly by her house!
We have very successfully used the citronella collar to stop the barking. If this will not work due to his sensitivity, there is a vibrating collar made by PetSafe (model number PVPP-300, www.petsafe.net). This is NOT a shock collar, it only vibrates. The collar works with a remote control, so you would push the button to vibrate the collar when he is barking. I have a document on how I trained Kenzie using this collar that I can send you if you P-mail me your E-mail address. I do not use this collar for barking issues, but I think it would work fine.
The best thing of course would be to find out what he is barking at - if there is a neighbor who walks by every morning with their dog at this time for example, you can work with him to desensitize him to that event, but if he reacting to a variety of things, something like the collar will work to control barking in all different situations. I think the important thing is to use a sign or device specifically to communicate "no barking", so he is clear on what you are expecting.
Best of luck.
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