Posted By: JB
Although this worked immediately on Tux, I didn't use it at first because it seemed to go off randomly. Finally, in frustration (with 4 dogs moving in next door), I analyzed it and discovered it was the tags on his regular collar setting it off. Took off that collar and now PEACE & QUIET in my house. Tux would set my other dogs off barking, very unpleasant. Now, even when the new 4 "go off" at every car that drives by, my dogs just look over and wonder what the fuss is. Tux has finally learned that barking must be limited or he gets the collar on, so he's quiet most of the time - I only let him bark when we're playing now.
I'd like to point out that the sonic noise itself is what he hates - and this is the first thing that has worked. I tried shock (which just made him whine loud enough to keep getting a shock, and scarred his neck); citronella (worked for a week); 2 other sonic devices that just didn't have the right sound to shut Tux up; and a boat horn (which worked but only when I could find it - and also punished the other dogs!). This one makes the dog wearing it suffer even if he's not the one barking - but doesn't seem to bother the other dogs. So Tux has learned to run away if one of the other dogs barks, which actually quiets them all down.
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