By Bug8Frog - 30/07/2013 06:42 - United States - Anchorage
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I would take it off. There are other ways to train your dog not to bark. You just need time to teach her.
That's a little cruel. Yes, barking is annoying. But you should have known a dog will bark before you got it. It's like getting a cat and expecting it not to jump, or a bird to fly. If you want something without those qualities, then that is the pet you should have gotten.
Not all dogs are the same. Some hardly bark while others bark uncontrollably for no apparent reason. OP maybe was maybe hoping for a dog who seldomly barks, but with all that aside I do disagree with their actions. Why buy such a cruel device when you can easily set aside time to teach a dog not to bark excessively.
Yodelay-yodelay-yodelay-he-boo! lol, That is what I imagined when I read your comment lol. I gave three Japanese Chins, they rarely bark but what they lack in barking 've g t bfn eye make up for with howling. (Hooody-hooody-hoody-hooo is what Rey sound like lol)
A squirt bottle or hitting a rolled up magazine on top of their crate seems to work nicely. Sorry your dog is annoying you, but you do need to teach it discipline early to save yourself some trouble later on. Good luck!