Why don't we recommend or ever use bark collars?
Whether the collar uses citronella spray, warning beeps or electric stimulation aka shock, they are NOT recommended.
**Shock collars are banned in other countries.**
🐕❌🤖 Remember, dogs aren't robots! They are living beings capable of memories and emotional responses. They have the cognition of human toddlers 👶👧 (no more than 3 years old) when they're fully grown!
A bark collar "works" by causing FEAR in the dog for practicing a natural behavior, communicating (barking). The dog is punished for barking thus suppressing that particular behavior. Other new behaviors may creep up in its place!
To FIX AND RESOLVE the problem, you must actually work to get at the root of the issue!
Having helped hundreds of families we can say that there are many reasons WHY the barking is occurring.
Each different version of the collar uses punishment in an attempt to diminish the undesirable behavior. This is not only unnecessary but actually harmful.
Overwhelming modern, recent research tells us that using a tool like this has great risk of unintentional consequences. The evidence also demonstrates that dogs who experience these punishments are significantly more likely to be anxious or become aggressive.
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