Hi you guys!!!

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Hi you guys!!!
6
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 4:37pm

I have not been here for ages.Have a question. My Teddy is 2 and so naughty, barks at all my daycare people and even acts like he will bite, did this at the vet too and she said we need to do something. well the squirt bottle did not work so I bought a shock collar, used it one time and felt so horrible, it worked as he hid the rest of the day. Took it back and now wondering what to do, someone said use the spray collars but I want a remote as it is just not all barking, want to use it for chasing cats too...HELP!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 1:49pm

Hi.

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 3:24pm
Thanks..tried the squirt bottle, I actually think he likes it!

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 6:00pm

Hi Chris....it sounds as if Teddy is being aggressive....which is certainly not a good thing when you have a daycare.

Laura
Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 7:14pm
Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 7:16pm
I also ordered a smaller shock collar, that has very little shock for a small dog, we have no dog trainer in this area to help with this

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-16-2002
Sat, 08-20-2011 - 12:19pm

Hi, Chris, it's good to "see" you! It does sound like Teddy is showing some signs of aggression which would go beyond negative reinforcement like a spray collar. Can you check and see if there's even a training class scheduled at a local Petco or Petsmart? Getting some tips from a trainer to nip this in the bud could really help.

Also, make sure he knows his place in the pack.