Dog Collars: Citronella Spray Bark Collars :

Quiet your barking beast with High Tech Pet's™ best citronella spray anti barking dog collar
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The Premier GentleSpray Citronella Bark Collar, also sold as the Innotek Anti-Bark Spray Collar KIT11122, is an entry level spray bark collar. To further confuse the situation, the GentleSpray was recently rebranded and used to be called the SpraySense Anti-Bark collar. Load the collar with an aerosol spray and it shoots a cloud of citronella at your dog when they bark. This cloud of citronella (no scent is available as well) is intended to deter the barking behavior. In practice many dogs are not deterred by spray collars, and we find the GentleSpray spraying mechanism particularly prone to malfunction.
Citronella spray is effective to control dogs barking. Comes with 24 in. adjustable nylon collar. Includes 3 oz. citronella refill
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The PetSafe Gentle Spray is designed for use on dogs that weigh over 6 pounds and it will fit neck sizes of up to 24". It’s water resistant, so it will cope with a bit of light rain and wet grass, but it might not work if a dog goes for a swim. Citronella spray no-bark collars are definitely the best bark collars in terms of safety because there is no static shock involved. So, if you are concerned about using an electric shock collar to stop your dog barking, the PetSafe Gentle Spray Collar would be the . Train your dog to bark less frequently with this collar, which deters barking with a safe, humane spray of Citronella
Photo provided by FlickrCitronella spray is effective to control dogs barking. Comes with 24 in. adjustable nylon collar. Includes 3 oz. citronella refill
Photo provided by FlickrTrain your dog to bark less frequently with this collar, which deters barking with a safe, humane spray of Citronella
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Citronella spray collars utilize a small reservoir of citronella liquid, which is sprayed in mist form around the dog’s face when activated. The mist, combined with the unpleasant smell, surprises the dog to deter unwanted barking. Spray collars are most appropriate for shy, timid dogs with moderate barking. Aggressive, intelligent dogs will learn how to empty the collar’s reservoir. The biggest downside to citronella collars is that they require frequent maintenance and, of course, you’re going to have to deal with the smell of citronella."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.Suppose your dog is wearing a citronella dog collar and is playing with other dogs in the park. Now suppose one of these other dogs happens to be an excessive barker and the microphone of your dog’s citronella bark collar interprets it as a bark from your own dog, prompting citronella to be sprayed on their face.