PetSafe Elite Big Dog Spray Bark Control Collar | Petco
The Petsafe spray bark collar uses citronella spray that’s sprayed gently and slowly to avoid shocking your dog.
Im so disappointed in this collar. This isn't the first citronella collar we've had, so my dog is already trained to know if he's wearing it not to bark loud. Unfortunately this dogtek collar goes off regardless of him barking or not. If he shakes too much it sprays him! Not only that but the way they setup up the actual collar is incredibly bizarre-- doesn't fit right. Would never buy again.
We needed something to help with the noise from our beagles. They both tend to be skittish and bark at their own shadows. We recently moved into a house that has no carpet and is all hard wood. I am not sure if I am just noticing it more or the sound dampening is just not happening now. These items are great at distracting the dogs once they start barking. They also both now recognize that their noise affects the citronella spray. Unfortunately, being a sound detecting device, the unit sprays citronella when they shake their heads and their collars bang up against it. To get around this we usually spray the unit before turning it on and then turn it off. We have found that once the recognize what it is and how it works they bark a lot less.
A citronella dog collar is a type of spray dog collar
Nov 21, 2011 - Considering a spray collar for your barking dog
Dog owners who tried both types of anti-barking collars preferred citronella spray over shock for their pets, according to a report in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (May-June 1996, Vol. 32)."Either type of collar can be a supplement or an alternative to behavior modification. The dog owners who tested these collars for our study felt the citronella spray was more effective and more humane than electric shock," said Soraya V. Juarbe-Díaz, D.V.M., a resident in the Cornell Animal Behavior Clinic who ran the study with volunteer dog owners.The aim of our study was to investigate whether citronella-spray collars offer a humane alternative to electric-shock collars to reduce the barking of domestic dogs. The Aboistop collar was applied to seven dogs with problematic barking behaviour by the dogs' owners in a series of case studies concurrently run. Vocalisation of the dogs was recorded in the problem context under baseline conditions, inactive collar conditions, and active collar conditions. The Aboistop collar was effective at reducing problem vocalization for only three of seven dogs and appeared to be most effective for dogs whose problem barking had developed more recently. The collar may be more humane than other punishment methods, but it did produce stress reactions which varied in severity across the dogs. Clinical Relevance. In our study, the collar was applied by the dogs' owners in order to test whether the collar would be effective when used by members of the public. While the results here are preliminary, they suggest that the collar may be effective for some dogs, but not for others, when applied by dog owners for the treatment of problem vocalisation. Further research is required to determine whether the collar could be effective when administered by a trained professional.For humane reasons, dog owners are likely to prefer less intensely punishing solutions to their dogs' barking behaviour. In one study, dog owners reported a preference for citronella-, or lemon-spray collars, which deliver a spray of citronella when a microphone detects barking, over shock collars, because they perceived them as more humane . No significant difference was found in mean plasma-cortisol values (a stress indicator) between dogs that wore shock versus lemon-spray collars , and it is not clear whether lemon-spray collars result in fewer pain and stress reactions than shock collars.