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676912 tn?1332812551

To add on to my list of worries...(vent/advice)

For the first time ever, my neighbor just came over to complain about DH's retarded dog. He barks for NO REASON constantly and it's SO annoying, all hours of the night, day, whenever. We bought this little box that's supposed to send out a high pitched sound whenever they bark to try to teach them not to, and it doesn't work for him...Cruel as it may sound, I'm making DH buy a shock collar this weekend. I flat out refuse to have him waking up my newborn once she arrives, and the barking [email protected] has got to stop. Out of the four dogs we do have, he is the ONLY one who does it...the other two males DO bark, but only when they know DH is getting their food, or whenever we let them out (they stay in the garage at night and are free to run from the backyard to the garage during the day.)

SO is it reasonable to try the shock collar? I mean, I know it sounds cruel, and I've seen the America's Funniest Videos where the people have one on, but I really have no clue what else to do besides find him a new home...we already considered it when he was fighting with another male, but that stopped once we got our fence up and they had more space to run...he's a beagle/basset hound mix...

He's woke my neighbor up several times this week, she's been sick, which is why she came over to complain...I just don't know what to do.
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1035252 tn?1427227833
Oh jeez...beagles are just like that. our old neighbor's beagle would bark -all- day long....and it drove me insane when Kahlan was little. We finally had to talk to the apartment complex and I don't know what she did but the beagle went from 24/7 barking to only barking for about 45 minutes every time she left the house....so it was tolerable.

but yikes..I don't know what I'd do in your situation. beagles are just NOTORIOUS for being uncontrollable barkers :(.
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676912 tn?1332812551
Well, a while back Josh was talking about finding Lucky a new home...it was *HIS* idea, and he was complaining to me saying that at least *I* didn't have to get rid of one of *MY* dogs...WELL, I just got off the phone with him, I told him about the neighbor and Lucky barking so much every day, and he said "well I'm ok with getting rid of him now with everything going on"...REALLY??? Three months (give or take) ago he was mad at me for HIS SUGGESTION of getting rid of the [email protected] dog, and now he suggests it again today and is ok with it...I have a feeling it's cause he wants to replace Lucky with one of the puppies...

I really will feel bad if we do get rid of him, but I've not liked him since his biting Elijah incident, so I won't feel too terrible...wow that sounds bad, but...you bite my baby, and you're on my sh!t list.
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1209036 tn?1299178657
We had the same problem with our dog and we tried a collar that sprays citronella in their face everytiime they bark....i think its citronella at least...dogs are supposed to hate it.....its just a little spray that goes in their face...we didnt want the shock collar, however, our dog was smart and new that if he barked enough the can on spray would run out...but in the beginning it worked great...maybe you could try that?
I will say however that we did try a shock collar just to see and it did work...he got shocked a few times and everytime we put the collar on him he was quiet, but again he knew that if he wasnt wearing the collar he could bark and not get shocked....crazy dog...
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676912 tn?1332812551
cherylsangel~~I'm wondering if Lucky is smart enough to STOP barking...maybe after a few shocks he'd stop...I don't know the loud sound thing didn't work. I thought it would. It's supposed to be kinda like a dog whistle...
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304970 tn?1331425994
WOW.. You KEPT a dog that bit your child? I would have rehomed the dog then, but since you still have Lucky, if you are thinking this dog is more of nusiance than a condusive part of the family, I would *try* to rehome him.. If you decide to keep Lucky, I think shock collars DO work, and are only abusive/negligent if they are used improperly.. Our dog does the same non stop barking sh!t, and it makes me nuts.. We had to get her a shock collar and it has helped tremedously.. We only use it during the day when I am home with Jaxson and the dog.. The dog "minds" Ken, but she sure as h e l l doesn't listen to me and my screaming for her STOP FREAKIN' BARKING!! =)  Non stop barking is SOOOO ANNOYING!
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676912 tn?1332812551
The reason we still kept him is because Elijah was on the couch and Lucky and our other dog were running around hyper, the other dog jumped on the couch and back off, Lucky followed her and jumped up and bit Elijah...I think it was more an accident since he was hyper and playing with the other dog, and he hasn't done it since...

I'm gonna check out collar prices this weekend, until we can hopefully find him a new home. Since DH is ok with it now, and Christmas is just around the corner, it might not be too hard.
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304970 tn?1331425994
I got mine @ Walmart for around $100.. It wasn't cheap, but I would rather starve myself for 2 weeks than listen to that freakin' non stop barking.. It makes me a crazy person!! Good luck, and I see why you kept Lucky.. That definitely sounds like more of an accidental situation.
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889551 tn?1416184483
My dad put a shock collar on his chihuahua so she wouldn't leave the kitchen. He must have turned it all the way up or something because everytime it would shock her she would squeal so loud. When he first got it I remember him putting it on her and tossing her over the line. Maybe talk to DH and see if he really wants to get rid of Lucky, because you don't want to go through this in another few weeks where he gets frustrated and blames you for getting rid of him...even when it was his idea. Or just not bring it up to him and let him decide everything, that way if it does happen, you can just say you had nothing to do with it. lol. You've got enough stress on you right now.
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1035252 tn?1427227833
Well we brought home a new pup today....no barking so far...hope you find a solution Sab I HATE barking non-stop
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951898 tn?1296134343
5n1
hmm that is interesting, I did not know that beagles bark all the time..I just thought it was my neighbors beagle...he barks all day all night. and my two dogs just look at him like hes dumb..they used to growl now then just ignore him..and my goodness I cant open my windows because of him, and let me rephrase, he doesnt bark, its more like a high pitched cry....I could handle the barking, that doesnt bother me lol but we live in the country so I dont say anything about it..
I know someone whos dog did that to, and they would go out there and get onto the dog when it barked, and when it stopped, they would reward him with a treat(bone) and eventually he just stopped

but as far as the shock collar, I dont think that is cruel at all..if that is what you have to do to keep peace with neighbors and keep your dog then by all means do it...

I love animals, so I am all about trying different routes so I dont have to get rid of them....
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676912 tn?1332812551
NicoleW09~~~I am going to let DH decide, and if he complains later about getting rid of him (if that's what we do) then I'll remind him it was HIS idea.

Ivy~~~I put him in his kennel/cage thing, and stuck the other two dogs in the garage, there's gonna be sh!t and p!ss for DH to clean since they can't get out right now, but at least he's shut up for now. I don't know what the h crawled up his butt this morning and caused him to bark so much...good luck with the no barking, what kinda puppy is it?
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676912 tn?1332812551
5n1~~~That's how I am too, I don't want to get rid of him, because even if we do find a home, who knows how that person will treat him? How do we know they won't just beat the [email protected] out of him for barking a lot? Honestly we never should have gotten a dog in Korea (Lucky and the female we have are from Korea), we already had two here. I have a Shi Tzu/Pomeranian mix and a Chihuahua. BUT the female (mini pin) was Elijah's first birthday present, and a lady found Lucky in a shoe box and couldn't take him back to the states with her because he wasn't old enough...she was leaving in three or four days to go back to the states...So Josh gave me "the face" and he came home with us...we both have a soft spot for animals, but we really should have waited to get another dog...oh well, what's done is done...now we just have to see what we can do to make him shut up or find a new home.
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1146463 tn?1319108878
I can tell you this...I have trained dogs before and I have German Shepherds that bark...you can either do a shock collar or bark collar. Only diff is the shock collar you have to manually hit a button to shock them, the bark collar works when they bark. But let me  tell you they work and after you use it a couple times they know and you willnt have to use it all the time. Mine if they bark all I have to do it show it to them and they stop. Yes it might be mean but on the other hand its that or you are gonna end up being fined and maybe have them take your dog. Good Luck!!
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1437906 tn?1315589086
My dad's dog used to bark constantly and they got him a bark colar that only shocks him after he barks 2 or 3 times and increases in intensity if he doesn't stop barking. It works when he's wearing it and he did smarten up some when not wearing it
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Aw, I have the same kind of dog(beagle/basset mix) and she barks, but not too much. Beagles are typically very smart dogs. Have you thought about putting the dog through doggy boot camp or training? Personally, I do not like the high pitch noise box thing at all because younger people can hear that pitch and it's annoying! I remember my neighbor had one when I was a kid and it hurt my ears along with the dogs.
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