PetSafe Gentle Spray Anti-Bark Collar
I bought this collar only after having spoken to our veterinarian in reference to our yappy Maltese, she assured me it would not hurt the dog. I put it on the dog and it only takes 1 spray for them to stop barking. As long as the collar is on him he will not bark. It is wonderful.
September 18, 2013
It really works!
I resisted purchasing this collar for months, feeling that maybe it was inhumane, and our barking problem could better be addressed with behavioral training. After trying many different training techniques with no luck, I finally broke down and ordered this last week. I only wish I had purchased it sooner. It's not inhumane - just a puff of lemon scent, and this collar has worked amazingly well for our very noisy Shih Tzu mix. She has a shrill, high pitched bark, and she barked at anything and everything. She would position herself at our front window and bark at her reflection, when people walked by, birds, squirrels, etc., she went nuts when the doorbell rang, she barked at visitors inside our home, she barked ferociously at the vacuum cleaner, the television, and the list goes on and on. I've lived with this for two years, and her excited, neurotic barking was driving me insane. I've only had this collar for 3 days, and the neurotic barking has completely stopped! She quickly figured out that unwanted barking brings a burst of citronella. The lemony smell instantly snaps her out of her obsessive state of mind. Not only does this collar not hurt her, or irritate her eyes, but she appears to be a calmer, happier dog now. I realize it must have been stressful for her too. So far, this collar has been nothing short of a miracle. I can't say enough good things about it. Also, a shout out to chewy.com for selling it at the lowest price anywhere, super fast shipping, and first rate customer service. *I don't keep the collar on her all the time - She wears it during the day while I'm at home, but I take it off when she's playing outside, before bedtime, and when I leave the home and she's in her crate.
February 15, 2014
This works great for my boxer
I am working nights, and the dogs have to stay outside while I'm gone. I am pretty sure the neighbors are enjoying the dog not barking all night! I don't even have to turn the switch on anymore. She knows when I put it on, and doesn't bark. Thanks Petsafe. I will be getting another soon.
November 22, 2013
PetSafe Gentle Spray Anti-Bark Collar
This product works very well with my Toy dogs. It is a gentle method to stop over greeting barking.
April 10, 2014
We have a persistent yelper!
I had high hopes for this product. However, it has not worked for us so far. Our little Shih Tzu does not bark while we are there; he has separation anxiety and yipes constantly when we leave him.
I'm not sure if the collar is faulty, or if our Shih Tzu just manages to outlast the sprays each time. The spray unit is always out of spray when we return....and he is still giving his high-pitched barks. I believe there should be 70 sprays per refill...I haven't counted them, but I suspect our unit gives less. After only three weeks of occasional use, I have already had to purchase another can of refill spray.
At first, the spray mechanism only worked once or twice; we had to re-fill it immediately, and then that ran out quickly as well. I called PetSafe for advice and was told to re-fill the unit...and then 'bark' at it. That didn't work. It did work when I blew across the unit. The unit seems to work on voice-box vibration, not sound.
When this can of refill is finished, I will just have to give up on it. All PetSafe could suggest is that I purchase a Static Bark Control Collar instead. Very disappointing.
April 3, 2014
I just ordered my second collar for another one of my dogs. This collar works fast! I not only use it for barking, but for other bad behavior. I, simply, yell, "No" in front of the device when the dog is doing something I don't want it to do and it sprays. I didn't want something that shocks the dog. This just has a smell (citronella) they don't like. I love it and the service is so fast!
March 31, 2014
Seems to work so far.
I am a little reluctant to use this. I've read that many of these malfunction and spray even when not barking. I've used this particular one 3 times. It has gone off once, only when she barked. Seems good so far. I would not recommend using this on your dog while left alone, though. Train first while you are with the dog and get a sense of whether the product works correctly. Another concern is freaking out an already emotionally disturbed dog.
March 22, 2014
The title says it all. I'm so happy we got this device.
March 14, 2014