Posted By: RICHARD BOTTERI
Okay, I'm impressed! We have three dogs. A 7-year old Italian Mastiff, a 2-year old Boxer/Shep Mix and a 5-year old, stubborn, full sized (18 lb.) Pomeranian. Well, as you can imagine the chorus of barking can get out of control; led always by the littlest of the bunch. He can't play at the big boys level, so his way of playing is to run at their heels yap, yap, yap yapping, followed by rounds of yapping. When someone is outside, he starts yapping. When "Mom" comes home, he starts yapping. You say, "who's there", he starts yapping. When the dog next door is out, he starts yapping. Basically, he yaps all the time!!! His little dog yappy voice, when he goes off, is like sticking a pencil in to your brain, right through your ear...
The other day I was in my home office working and contractors were outside working and talking. He yapped constantly for 3 hours. I had finally had enough. I looked up bark control collars and read the reviews. Bought the High Tech after pulling up a positive review that started, My Pomeranian... Stop reading right there and bought it.
The collar actually arrived the next day when my wife and I were both working from home. Again, the contractors were working and he was yapping. I tore open the box as fast as I could, read the instructions (one negative - they are not as clear as they could be) and fitted the collar on him. One yap, nothing... Two yaps, a warning beep that is quite audible... Third yap, two beeps. Fourth yap, four beeps and a zap. A little yelp and a jump, then he barked again, beep, zap. And then quiet.
He did act a little sullen, but he perked up later in the day. But, he did not bark again the rest of the day. That night he started yapping when the neighbor came to our door. Two yaps, a warning tone beep - no shock - and he stopped!
Took it off at night, as the instructions said, put it back on in the AM. He hasn't barked once since. Even when I took all three of them for a ride while I ran to the store - he didn't bark at other dogs, people walking by the car, nothing.
Right now, this big brother and sister are out playing with the neighbor's dog and he is in my office with me. It is eerily quiet. He does do a very soft woof (not yap) every now and then when he hears something - but the incessant yapping has stopped.
As I stated when I started this review, I'm impressed. ONE DAY RESULTS! But now it's quiet enough that I can hear my wife tell me that I should have bought it three years ago.
Cannot recommend a product any higher for delivering results as promised. As I said, the only thing negative is the instructions.
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