ENOUGH WITH THE BARKING!
Posted by Ashley Earley (+373) 11 years ago
Any pointers on how to get your dog to quit barking? I have an almost 100 lb coon hound, with the loudest bark you ever heard, that will not SHUT THE EFF UP for anything. My kids are tired and I'm tired, at my wits end, and so EFFING SICK of my neighbors calling the cops on me for something I CANNOT control. (Of course, the man who brought her home is in Billings sleeping in his cushy motel bed instead of dealing with her! I have half a mind to divorce him for it! ) PLEASE HELP!
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Posted by Ashley Earley (+373) 11 years ago
Better yet, if anyone wants a coon hound....!
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Posted by chuck johnson (+687) 11 years ago
i had a dog that barked all the time i bought a little blue box looks like a remote about 10 bucks and when he barks just push the button a few days of this he will quit barking it is a high pitch sound it worked for me
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1807) 11 years ago
Totally sympathize with you Ashley Chuck's idea is probably the most likely to bring results. There are bark collars that react to the dogs bark, so it will correct him/her even if you're not around to push the button. I think almost any hound dog is prone to barking..ever been around Beagles? Now THERE's a loud bark, and from such a small body..
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Posted by sloth (+65) 11 years ago
I have used both bark and shock collars on my dogs and both have worked well. And now if she does relapse, all i have to do is take it out of the drawer and let her see it and it is a quick reminder for her to stop. I haven't had to take it out for a long time. Ranch and Home has the collars
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 11 years ago
My family had a Black and Tan many years ago. She was very well behaved and I don't remember her barking being out of control. She did have a hell of a voice. Best dog I can remember.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 11 years ago
Perhaps you should import some coons so you have a complete ecosystem.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 11 years ago
You're talking about the ones with the mask and ringed tails, right Richard?
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+271) 11 years ago
i have a very uppity miniature pincher with an obnoxious bark. i have taken to squirting her with a water bottle. i have been doing this for years as a means of 'punishment' and i can just shake the bottle and she stops annoying behavior. i have thought about acquiring a stationary bark box (similar to the one mentioned above) that emits a high pitched noise when your dog barks within a certain radius. i think this is preferable to shocking your dog with a collar.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1807) 11 years ago
Wouldn't the stationary controller emit the high warning tone anytime it picks up noise? Any collar I've seen doesn't have much of a 'bite' to the shock, and the instructions usually say to use it for 8 or 10 hrs at a time. There's also collars that emit the high pitched sound instead of a shock for control.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 11 years ago
You're talking about the ones with the mask and ringed tails, right Richard?


Is there any other kind.... and do dogs bark at them?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 11 years ago
This dog also needs lots of exercise and interaction with people. You can't just leave it alone in the yard all day and expect it to be quiet. Try the collar, or other interrupter and exercise and see what happens. Most of the dogs around here that bark all the time do so because they are left alone all day long.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9919) 11 years ago
It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is as true of men as of dogs.
--Eric Hoffer
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 11 years ago
I agree with Wendy. Your dog may be having problems adjusting to new people and new surroundings. He may be just a bit scared. Coon dogs are intelligent animals and used to working, so they will need a lot of stimulus. A new stuffed toy and/or blanket may help.
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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+586) 11 years ago
Coon hounds have been bred to run all day & to bark.
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