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Petsafe Premier GentleSpray Citronella Anti-Bark Dog Collar
If you want to stop your dog's excessive barking effectively without hurting him with a shock collar, try this Petsafe/Premier GentleSpray Citronella Anti-Bark Collar. Electric shock and ultra-sonic products attempt to redirect behaviors with pain. In addition to being less effective, pain may actually increase anxiety and aggression and make some behavior problems worse. The GentleSpray Anti-Bark Collar is a much more humane and effective nuisance barking solution, delivering a harmless burst of citronella to interrupt your dog's barking. Your dog will quickly and painlessly learn that there is a consequence for barking. He should completely assimilate to the collar within a few days. This harmless spray conditions your dog to behave properly by working on four of his five senses: he hears it, feels it, sees it and smells it.
Eliminates or significantly reduces nuisance barking
Sprays harmless citronella burst whenever dog misbehaves
Works with all dogs at least 6 months old and 6 pounds and up
Training is instantaneous and painless
Different packaging but same great formula
Collar fits up to 20" neck size
Includes nylon collar, attachable spray device, 3 ounces of citronella spray, 6-volt battery, & instructions
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502 of 512 found the following review helpful:
It's a miracle!!!Oct 13, 2005
By Alan Williams
I've had my dog for almost 3 years now and I will admit he's not very social, especially to other dogs. I would always dread taking him for walks because he would just make SUCH a ruckus. He would back and scream bloody murder if even the dog was on the other side of the street. Well imagine this 6 o'clock in the morning when the whole neighborhood is asleep. I'm sure you could imagine the embarrasement. Well I got this collar last week and I swear it's been a miracle. I'm kicking myself in the a## for not buying this collar earlier.
The first time he barked, he was startled out of his mind. The second time, same reaction. The third time, he just barked once, then kept quiet once the spray went off. Now he doesn't even bark. You could tell he wants to, but just knows the consequences. Words can't explain how thrilled I am to have purchased this collar. Now I'm saving up to purchase the one with the remote. That way I can use it when I get home and he's screaching, waking up the neighborhood, and announcing my arrival.
One thing to keep in mind is that this collar does not work for high pitched screaching like my dog does when I get home. Hence the reason for buying the one with the remote. Oh, and for those wondering if it will work on your small dogs, it will. My dog is a chihuahua/pomeranian mix.
251 of 256 found the following review helpful:
Excellent results with a dachshundJun 01, 2006
By R. M. Barge
My doxie is a major league, Hank Aaron barker. This product is 100% effective for him. He is a little shy (although stubborn sometimes), which might make a difference. He weighs 19 lbs. I really am not sure I could bear to shock him, as I am a bit tender-hearted towards him, but I probably would if that was what it took to stop heavy barking.
There are a lot of nice extras about using this collar.
-- It doesn't seem to cause him any pain, it just startles him.
-- He seems to be comfortable with it, as large as it is (we keep it loose), and can run, jump, and sleep with it on.
-- It allows him to bark at a very subdued volume, which I think is nice. It's a pleasant deep soft sound, not at all bothersome, and it lets him satisfy his bark urge to a degree. It also lets him communicate when he needs something.
-- If he does bark, it keeps the mosquitoes away!!
-- The spray does not smell bad at all -- it's almost pleasant
-- It WORKS (for my doxie); after two or three single barks, he stopped completely.
-- Strangely, he doesn't seem to object when I put it on him. He really lets you know if he doesn't like something, and he doesn't mind wearing this collar hardly at all.
Here are the bad things:
-- If you leave it turned on, the battery will run out.
-- The collar itself is quite hard to size for a smaller dog; I had to use scissors and Scotch tape, which does not hold up well.
-- It IS quite large on a small dog.
We had him wear it for three weeks. Now, we just put it on him for a booster course if he barks twice in one day.
You have to remember to turn it off when you take it off, and turn it on when you put it on your dog. This becomes automatic quickly. The citronella lasts a long time; at least, it lasts a long time if it works. Some dogs apparently are not impressed by the spray and bark the reservoir empty.
There is a problem with recommending this collar, because it may or may not work for your dog. It is either the greatest thing since cut bread, or a total waste of money.
My personal experience has been great with this product. It stopped a major behavioral problem immediately, without any pain inflicted on our dog. It's a bit expensive for a product that may not work at all in an individual case. The upside though is a big one, it is a FABULOUS product if your dog responds to it.
497 of 514 found the following review helpful:
This is the best systemFeb 27, 2005
We are very happy with the citronella bark collars. We have three dogs, all are terriers and they can get into a bark-fest. These collars have worked wonders, and are truly humane-- they work without pain. I wouldn't use one of the shock collars. They are not "humane"- they shock and they hurt! If you don't believe me, put it on your own neck and give it a try. I have seen dogs with burns on their necks from those. (As an aside, yes, I tried this citronella collar too. I let it spray me full in the face. Not pleasant, but not painful.) If you love your dog, try this method. BTW, don't buy the expensive replacement batteries here. They are a standard size and can be obtained at any Walgreens, Target, etc for around $3.
155 of 164 found the following review helpful:
very effective, but might not work for very challenging dogsJun 28, 2005
By P. Stoika
This collar worked great for my smart and trainable long-haired German Shepherd -- effectively re-trained her barking behavior, and we quickly got to the point where she didn't need it any more. I also loaned it to a friend with a very spirited Golden Retriever, and it has worked well for their dog, although she continues to need to wear it most of the time even after a year. My mother tried it with her keeshonds, who are the most stubborn dogs I've ever met, and it really didn't work with them, even when she made adjustments for their thick fur. Of course, those dogs are pretty behaviorally challenging, and a strong shock-collar has only been moderately effective for them. So ... for a spirited but reasonably compliant dog, it has seemed to work well, but for more stubborn dogs, the barking challenge may go on and on.
164 of 175 found the following review helpful:
Dog smells like Citronella...Mar 11, 2005
By Christopher G. Harlow
Unfortunately, the collar didn't do anything for our dog. I've tried the collar multiple times (went thru the refill can already), but she is very happy to just be barking away. The only effects I can figure out in our case is that we are out $80, and the dog smells like Citronella.
On the positive side, the device has been pretty durable and sits on the dog well. Citronella just didn't work for us.
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