Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Joe15

Dog Barking

12 posts in this topic

My lab is 10 months old now and still insists on barking when he wants to be let out of the kennel. How do I break him of this habbit? I have tried to ignore it but he honestly barked for 2 1/2 hours and then I just gave in. How can I break him of this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have the hose sitting by his kennel and turned on with a spray connector at the end, When he starts barking run right out there and sternly say his name and give him the command quiet or no bark, and if he keeps it up give him a face full of water with the hose. No this doesn't make him afraid of water because we used it on our labs and my GWP. Repeat process until he is broke of the habit. Of course the easy route is a bark collar which means batteries, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A healthy squirt of lemon juice often works. Don't be afraid to really give him a good dose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We fixed our chronic all night barking problem with a bark collar and it seems to have worked. I would recommenfd buying one with rechargable batteries but it didn't take ours long to figure it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Of course the easy route is a bark collar which means batteries, etc."

I am not sure I would classify it as easy, I would go with consistent. I know I am not home all day to depend human action with every bark.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Citronella Anti-Bark Collar..

Has been on her for 3 weeks now.. Not one peep out of her.. till yesterday, but that was only because it needed a refill.

My dad used a shock collar for his lab and it did work.. just that the collar kept malfunctioning.

You can find at your local petsmart/petco. Lifetime warranty too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my only problem with a bark collar is our neighbors used one and the dog learned how to do this little yip just quiet enough so she didn't get buzzed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I vote for the bark collar, and human disciplin when you can for an add on. But the collars work well for kenneled dogs. In the house imediate checks keep them quiet. Good luck, I have never heard of the citronilla collar, sounds interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MNHuntress I took your advice and it workedl like a charm. Thanks a ton!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
    •   Ok, well what color would he like? I got some left over rounded ones from the kids so he wouldn't stick himself even!
    •   Bahaha, was checking to see what the new slug for deer hunting maybe, also? 
    • PF - Sorry to let you down.  I see you are a slug expert!!!!
    • Sheesh.  I clicked on this from the recent topics page thinking there was a new deer hunting thread......  Get a spray bottle with a salt solution and give them a shower. I think water with Dawn soap might be an option
    • I am flattered fellas, but in rebs defense he did say " goodies" and not "goods" or he would have some explaining to do . between the different s.i.t.e.s.  were on I post no shortage of food shots ,so reb grab that scissors from leech lol. You pick up  a belly yet moon lake?
    • wren chick sat on a chair on the deck for over 2 hours. cute little bugger

    • I think last year was probably the best/first year we should have gone for it at the deadline so no regrets on that one. We got Pommers at the deadline as well but he had some years left and we were able to resign him and overall he has produced for us so no biggy there either. I'm sure we all wish we could take back the Matt Moulson trade back, that was the only bad one that cost us a couple of 2nd rounders and he looked terrible, but again hindsight is always 20/20. The rest were all minor deals that didn't do much either way.    Someone will get moved at some point, we just can't fill out a team and or sign Grandlund & Nino without it, at least not that I can see. Sounds like we had a deal for the Canadians first but their guy was there so they kept the pick, no problem with Fletcher being patient on the trade front, might have to wait until some teams don't fill their needs via free agency before a move happens. 

       
    • anyone else have any issues with ChartInstaller? I last used it on my laptop a month or so ago and it worked fine. I am getting ready to go to North Dakota for a couple days and wanted to download some areas to my card that I hadn't before.   I removed the sd card from my Hummingbird Helix and put it in the laptop. Opened the CharInstaller program that was already installed and was prompted to update. I downloaded the new Chart Installer.exe file and no matter how many times I download it, reboot and retry install etc it will not install. I just get an error "There has been an error. Unknown Error upacking file C:/Program Files (x86)/Chart Installer/nwjc.exe   So while doing the upgrade I lost my desktop icon with no software to update my chart. I understand there is a 1 year subscription but I just got my navionics+ and put it on this card last October.   Any ideas?    
    • Gotta let youse guys carry on wid something!!! 
  • Our Sponsors