Ruby’s been a bit of a barker….nothing horrible but still a barker at times. If it’s just me and her, she does a great job but if we add Betsy into the mix…it’s not so good because Betsy truly is a barker.
When Betsy starts barking…it’s really hard for Ruby not to join in. She hasn’t been horrible…but she’s not been good either. It’s even worse now that we have more people in and out dropping off and picking up childcare kids.
I talked to Kalissa about it and she ended up going to Petsmart and talked to the lady there about it. Kalissa had thought about getting a bark prevention collar. Instead she got this….The Company of Animals Pet Corrector.
What happens is the dog does some type of behavior that you don’t want them to do. It our case, it’s barking. Then you just spray it. It’s actually very similar to canned air that you might use to clean your computer keyboard only this makes a bigger aerosol spray noise. The noise frightens the dogs.
So far, it have worked really well. Ruby is terrified of it…Betsy is but not quite as much. Now when both dogs are here all I have to do if for Ruby to see the can and she’ll quit. In fact, if Betsy starts barking Ruby will look from me to Betsy and put her tail between her legs. Ruby completely gets it.
Betsy has made vast improvements but we still need to work a bit more on it…I am happy with progress though.