Re: barking dogs
From: Linda Hobbet (
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:40:52 -0700 (PDT)
Hi All,

There are now some clever gadgets for training dogs using positive methods, including ones that reduce barking. This one works best for one dog or if the dogs are crated, or separated so the reward goes to the right dog. Not cheap, but a life and sanity saver. Plus, you can train all sorts of fun things with it.

This one doesn't really address barking, but it keeps a dog busy and it's a lot of fun.

This one works on multiple dogs, but only outside, since it sprays water. A nice feature is that it can be set to allow a few barks before being triggered.

This one uses an unpleasant sound that is not audible to humans. There is also a collar that uses vibrations to interrupt the behavior. I think these will work for many dogs, but not all.

Linda Hobbet

On 10/17/2017 5:11 PM, Diane wrote:
Hi Rita,
If you get any good suggestions, please pass them along.  We have a problem
with barking dogs too and we don't know how to solve it.  Consultants and
dog trainers don't seem to be any help at all.  What has helped is that the
dogs have gone to Europe for a year with their owner who is on sabbatic
leave.  But that will only work for a year and it is not a solution that is
easy to replicate.

Diane at Cambridge Cohousing

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:49 AM, Rita Bullinger <ritabullinger [at]>

Hi, I live in a small urban co-housing community and my neighbor across the
courtyard has two dogs that bark.
She keeps them on her balcony and she has tried to work with a dog
consultant to help with the barking, but I'm not sure it works.
I keep my doors and windows open when the weather is nice -- helps me feel
closer to nature! -- and I really resent the barking.
Have you all any suggestions? She's a wonderful member of our community and
I don't know how to work through this as she has been defensive when others
have spoken to her about the barking. And she has tried to address it.
Thanks! I'd love to hear any thoughts online here.

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