The Citronella Dog Collar A Natural Way For Controlling A Dogs Barking

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The Citronella Dog Collar A Natural Way For Controlling A Dogs Barking

by Lee Dobbins


In this article we will look at a more natural way of controlling a dog's barking compared to the more usual system of shock collars. We are particularly going to look at the citronella dog collar as a more effective type of dog bark collar. In research carried out it has been found that the citronella dog collar is twice as effective as many other types of dog bark collars that are available especially the shock versions. This efficiency is put down to the use of the citronella solution which is present in the collar.

So when it comes to calming that "nuisance barking dog" then a spritz of fragrance under the chin has often been found to be more effective than an electronic shock. This is was found after various tests were carried out by the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. In fact in a report carried in the American Animal Hospital Association Journal of May-June 1996 they found owners who tried the two types of anti-barking collar available preferred the citronella version to the electric shock version.

The citronella dog collar contains a reservoir of citronella solution and will spray a small amount at the dog's face when they commence barking. It is not only considered a humane way of dealing with nuisance barking but in studies carried out it is reported to be 88% effective. However, there is one drawback to be had from using this type of collar and that is the sensitivity of the microphone contained within it. So the microphone is there to trigger the spray at the sound of the dog's bark, but unfortunately it has been found that other noises can set off the collar, which will result in a dog being sprayed even when it hasn't barked. Also there have been cases when a dog has realized that the reservoir containing the citronella solution is empty and so commenced barking again.

So if you happen to be looking for a more effective way of controlling your dog's nuisance barking then a citronella dog collar may be the right choice for you. Especially if you are looking for a more humane way of dealing with the problem.

Lee Dobbins writes for Dog Collars at Topic Giant where you can learn more about all types of dog collars including the citronella dog collar.



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