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Back story....<takes deep breath>....Ok we have lived here for a little over two years. When searching for a new home we took many many things in to consideration ie:how far apart we were from neighbors, acreage etc. We have a little less than 3 acres, a little more than half fenced in (due the steep hill a ways behind us, or it all would be) So when we put a contract on it we were told the lot next door (3 acres) was a "un-build-able" lot, could not be sold. GREAT we thought awesome buffer, dogs could bark at what ever it is they tend to bark at and bother no one. Two weeks later ground is being broke for the new house ON the "UN-BUILD-ABLE" arrrrrhhhhh Ok no big deal right? Wrong.... I meet the owner to be who informs me right off the bat that the reason she moved here (our small town) was to get away from barking dogs < I cringe as my guys are out back doing the zooomies as one barks as he goes by> OK no problem we modify our current board fence, we board up the other side so the can't see anyone. Well the bad thing is they can still hear everyone. And like CoCo they now bunny hop down the fence to "see". I happen to find it hilarious...but I guess they do not. They suggested to me I get them shock collars, I bit my tongue and said I might ponder it...NOT. Well as time went on she would call and let me know that the dogs were ruining her lunch with her Mother. I was a wreck...

1.they're Dobes...bad mark there
2.they bark to let me know whats going on.....bad mark there

So tonight PeeWee was outside and to be honest with you I don't pay attention to most of her barks, it depends on what type it is. And she wasn't doing her serious barking like when she finds a snake or the like. They are not obnoxious, they to me are mouthy. They "talk" to me in the house all the time
Plus I grew up in a kennel, you got worried when they weren't making noise LOL.
So she called me up tonight and said "I'm sorry we seem to be disturbing your dogs tonight, it's our anniversary and we decided to eat our dinner on the deck. No problem I brought them in.
I find in my searching the UltraSonic bark control to be a humane way, so I was wondering if anyone else had, has currently using this or something like it?
 

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Micdobe, I never leave them outside unattended. Weather permitting I will leave the back door open and they come in and out, but that is if I am downstairs. If I need to be upstairs for any length of time I shut the door (with them in LOL). When I am outside with them I discourage barking as well as when I am in the house I will bring them in, I honestly didn't feel the barking last night was incessant.
 

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Well in thinking on this all night and today I am sure I made the problem worse by boarding up the fence so they couldn't see. I have been up since 6am they have had access outside all morning and not a peep, they bark more when the neighborhood dogs and cats come around to, and I do bring them in. Well it's time to invest in some training!! Thank you for all the input!
 

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I agree as well, I don't feel they are incessant barkers. But they do bark at cats, dogs etc.and I guess to the neighbor any barking they do is incessant. Yes RedGirl I do think she will work with me, I will start taking them over and vise versa have them come over as well.
 

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SamHayne said:
I guess I'd ask, would you put something like this on your kids? You have dogs, dogs bark. That is the way it is. I would NEVER use a shock collar or get anything done to him to stop him from barking.


Samhayne, let me put your mind at ease LOL no I would never put anything on my kids or my dogs like a shock collar. The item I was refering to is a box that you put outside and when they bark it emits something like a silent dog whistle sound that only they can hear,it suppose to distract them and prevent barking!!

I agree, I don't expect them to silent, they in their barking let me know whats's going on outside. They bark when dogs and cats are on the otherside of the fence.

No they live indoors, but they are allowed to go out when they please. The night she called was around 8:30. I brought them in.
 
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